Three La Jollans among new members of UCSD Foundation board

Three La Jolla residents are among the 10 new trustees named to the UCSD Foundation board: They are Phyllis Epstein, Rudolph Rehm, and Drew Senyei.[gallery]

The foundation, which raises and manages charitable gifts for UCSD, now has 42 members on the board. They oversee the management of approximately $600 million in charitable assets, including $375 million in endowment. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, the campus expects private support to total approximately $120 million.

“The UC San Diego Foundation Board plays a vital role at the university. Given the continuing decline in funding from the State, raising and managing charitable support is critical to our future,” said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. “Our trustees are philanthropists, stewards and ambassadors who wholeheartedly support the university, and they help others to understand the positive impact UC San Diego has on our region and our world.”

The new trustees, one of the largest groups to join the board at one time, represent alumni, supporters and friends of the university and bring a diverse set of skills, perspectives and experiences to the board. The new members include:

• Epstein

is a philanthropist and community leader. Among her many activities at the university, she is an active supporter of ArtPower!, serves on the Advisory Board of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and is a member of UCSD’s Town and Gown.

• Rehm

serves as finance partner at DCM, a global venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, with offices in Beijing and Tokyo. He has been an active volunteer in the San Diego community, and most recently served as the chair of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center Advisory Board.

• Senyei

is the managing director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital. An esteemed medical professional and entrepreneur, Senyei is a devoted supporter of the health sciences at UC San Diego.

The other new board members are Sheldon Engelhorn, Donald Grimm, Jeffrey Krinsk, Robert McNeely, Ann Reed, Chris Weil and David Winkler.

The new trustees replace a group of eight foundation trustees whose six-year terms were completed June 30.

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