Philanthropic pride for community and science is alive and well throughout this San Diego County town as a total of $320 million was recently pledged to entertainment and education.
$220 Million for the Study of ‘Peak’ Athletic Performance
The La Jolla-based Tsai Foundation announced this month that its founders, Joe and Clara Tsai pledged $220 million to launch the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance. Six institutions in total cultivated this alliance, whose goal is to study peak performance in athletes.
This advancement includes creating new technologies that will help study and, hopefully, help us understand how to enhance athletic performance in a natural way.
The pledge is the largest known gift for sports-related health and medical research to date.
$10 Million for a New UCSD Amphitheater
Also this month, La Jolla philanthropists Daniel and Phyllis Epstein donated $10 million to construct a 2,850 seat amphitheater.
The Epstein Family Amphitheater will be the epicenter of the couple’s “Front Door” project. This project will align with a new Blue Line trolley station. (The extended Blue Line makes it easier to travel to and from the UC San Diego campus.)
Ultimately, the additions that La Jolla philanthropists are making to San Diego will continue to expand, allowing the county to reap its benefits for generations to come.