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Center for Philanthropy

Meet the Director

Jim Erickson

Dr. Jim Erickson is the retired vice chancellor for advancement at the University of California, where he headed the fundraising programs for multiple UC campuses, including UC Riverside.  He has also served as the president of The Community Foundation, serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  

Dr. Erickson has coordinated philanthropic efforts that generated millions locally for the victims of such disasters as Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of December 2004, and floods and fires that have devastated regional areas. The fundraising programs he has spearheaded for universities and nonprofits have raised over $250 million.

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