UC Merced could one day have an Ernest and Julio Gallo School of Management.
The Gallo family and E.&J. Gallo Winery are offering a $5-million "challenge gift" to be matched with other donations to raise an endowment of $10 million for the management school.
The donation would be the second-largest contribution to the new Merced campus, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2004.
Winery Co-President Joseph Gallo said the school would not only educate leaders, but also improve the Central Valley's business climate.