Rady Receives $5 Million Gift

Tanya and Charles Brandes with Elton John

On Wednesday Rady announced that Tanya and Charles Brandes have donated $5 million to the school, with a portion of the money designated for an endowment fund to provide student fellowships.

Tanya Brandes is a doctor who is involved in charitable medical services in New Guinea, Africa and other developing nations. Charles Brandes founded San Diego-based Brandes Investment Partners in 1974. The firm has $125 billion under management with 506 employees worldwide. The long-term perspective that Brandes has outlined is his firm’s 100 Year Vision is a fitting and inspiring match for Rady.

The news was covered locally by the San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, and Channel 10 News. Charles and Tanya are shown above with Elton John, who performed at their wedding last spring.


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