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Luskin Senior Fellows 25th Anniversary

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Celebrate the Senior Fellows 25th Anniversary in remembrance of VC Powe.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Senior Fellows Program and in memory of its beloved founder, VC Powe, the Luskin School of Public Affairs aims to raise $25,000 by Tuesday, November 30.  Funding supports programming for the Senior Fellows program and provides supplemental internship stipends for students. 

VC Powe started the program from scratch, making an impact on hundreds of students to advance their careers. This program is unique to UCLA Luskin by uniting students from all three departments together under one affiliation.

About Senior Fellows 

As the premier leadership training program of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, the Senior Fellows Leadership Program engages prominent leaders as role models for graduate students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning. 


Student applicants who are selected to participate in the Senior Fellows Leadership Program are accepted into the Luskin Leadership Initiative and assigned to a Senior Fellow as a mentor. Throughout their academic program, UCLA Luskin students are prepared to accept leadership roles and effect change as practitioners, researchers and policymakers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors. Senior Fellows enhance students’ leadership and professional development skills while engaging in a mentor relationship with policy makers, business professionals, nonprofit executives and community leaders.   


The Senior Fellows Leadership Program, established in 1997, selects distinguished leaders from across sectors each year to be inducted into the program. Fellows are invited to contribute their time and expertise through professional mentorship of one to three current UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs students and a policy briefing on leadership, management, or a topic relevant to their field of expertise.


The Senior Fellows program was created to: enrich students’ education by giving them access to community leaders, business professionals and policy makers who are especially committed to enhancing human well-being and promoting social and economic justice for disadvantaged populations.  Senior Fellows represent a wide variety of policy interests, health, philanthropy, business, security, education, transportation and poverty, for example, and all political viewpoints and social backgrounds.  For 25 years, Senior Fellow mentors have volunteered their time to discuss career strategies, provide internships and help secure access to social service programs to students pursuing master’s degrees in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning.   


Should this fund reach the campus minimum required for the establishment of an endowment or quasi-endowment, The UCLA Foundation reserves the right to convert this fund to an endowment or quasi-endowment.  Please click here to learn more about how The UCLA Foundation invests and manages its endowments. 

Choose a giving level


Help support students.

Provides access for one student to participate in community events


Celebrate Urban Planning!

Give in recognition of Urban Planning’s 50th anniversary


A centennial celebration.

Give in recognition of UCLA’s 102nd year


More ways to help students.

Enable one student to attend a conference or workshop relevant to their field


In recognition of...

Give in recognition of the number of Senior Fellow mentors and mentees


Leadership level giving

Give a leadership gift in remembrance of VC Powe


The year it all started.

Give in honor of the founding year of the Senior Fellows program.


To celebrate the 25th...

Give in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Senior Fellows


Make an impact.

Supports a student during a quarter-long internship


Summer long program

Supports a student for a summer internship

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