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December 1, 1988
Insurance heiress Edra E. Brophy has established a $17-million trust that eventually will provide UC Irvine's College of Medicine, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and three Orange County performing arts groups with large endowments. The trust, announced by Brophy's son, William Gillespie, at a press conference Wednesday in Irvine, will provide $8.5 million for the UCI College of Medicine, the largest private gift in the university's 24-year history.
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NEWS
December 1, 1988
Insurance heiress Edra E. Brophy has established a $17-million trust that eventually will provide UC Irvine's College of Medicine, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and three Orange County performing arts groups with large endowments. The trust, announced by Brophy's son, William Gillespie, at a press conference Wednesday in Irvine, will provide $8.5 million for the UCI College of Medicine, the largest private gift in the university's 24-year history.
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August 25, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Private support for UC Irvine dropped off slightly from last year's record contributions, but university officials said the decrease was not unexpected. The university released figures Friday that showed that private gifts and grants for fiscal year 1989-90, which ended June 30, amounted to $27.3 million, a $5.5-million drop compared to the all-time high contributions of $32.8 million in 1988-89.
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December 1, 1988 | A. DAHLEEN GLANTON, Times Staff Writer
Beneficiaries of a $17-million trust established by insurance heiress Edra E. Brophy said Wednesday that the gift will provide long-term financial stability for the performing arts in Orange County and place the UC Irvine College of Medicine in the forefront of medical research. The trust was formally announced by Brophy's son, William Gillespie, a Newport Beach business investor, during a news conference at UCI Wednesday. It will provide $8.
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September 29, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
A retired Orange County man has given $2.83 million to UC Irvine's Global Peace and Conflict Studies program, the third-largest private donation in the school's history. The 80-year-old donor, who attends public lectures offered by the peace and conflict program, requested anonymity, Terry Jones, vice chancellor for university advancement, said Friday. The gift, which will arrive in monthly payments for the next 30 years, is from land the man sold, Jones said.
NEWS
May 26, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach arts patron announced a gift of more than $6.6 million to five local performing arts groups Thursday, the largest cash donation to cultural organizations--outside of gifts of land and capital campaign contributions--in Orange County's history. William J. Gillespie, grandson and heir to the founder of the Farmer's Insurance Group, announced unrestricted cash gifts to be sent next week to: the Orange County Performing Arts Center ($2.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1996 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The five Orange County arts groups that divvied up $6.6 million awarded by philanthropist William J. Gillespie a year ago today put their money into endowments or savings accounts. Three of the groups have used the funds to stage risky, adventurous works, create something new or diversify programs. A spokesman for the Laguna Beach arts lover said Gillespie is happy that all the money is tucked away and earning interest, no matter how that interest is being spent.
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August 23, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
Private gifts and grants to UC Irvine soared to $32.8 million in 1988-89, far exceeding the previous year's record total and continuing a decade-long upswing in private support for the university. "I've said many times the difference between a good university and a great university is the private support," UCI Chancellor Jack W. Peltason said Tuesday after the donation and grant total were announced.
NEWS
November 30, 1988 | BILL BILLITER and STEVEN CHURM, Times Staff Writers
An Orange County heiress now living in Palm Desert is setting up a $17-million trust to benefit UC Irvine, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Repertory and other artistic groups in what will eventually be the largest private donation in the university's 24-year history. The gift, which is to be formally announced today at a press conference at UCI, is being made by Edra E. Brophy.
NEWS
December 22, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS and P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Samueli, who helped launch the Irvine high-tech company while on leave from teaching and quickly amassed a $4-billion fortune, announced Tuesday that he and his wife are giving a record $20 million to UC Irvine's engineering school.
NEWS
May 26, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what officials hailed as the largest pledge of its kind in Orange County history, an unassuming philanthropist from Laguna Beach stunned the local arts community Thursday by promising more than $6.6 million to five prominent cultural organizations. William J.
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