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Stellar Kim Executive Director Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations 310.794.4461 | skim@support.ucla.edu

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As Executive Director of UCLA’s central Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Research Relations, Stellar Kim oversees a team that works with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research — and across UCLA’s campus and its various schools, centers, and labs — to develop funding partnerships between philanthropic organizations and the university. Prior to joining UCLA in 2019, Stellar served as Senior Director of Foundation Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Stephanie Dyas
Deputy Director of Development
Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
310.794.2323 | sdyas@support.ucla.edu

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Stephanie joined UCLA in November 2012, and works with various schools and units across campus to raise support from corporations and foundations for priority projects. Prior to coming to UCLA, she was Director of Government and Foundation Relations for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she worked for 19 years raising money for exhibitions, education programs, and art conservation and preservation. She has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and 23 years of fundraising experience.

Ms. Dyas fundraises for the following areas:

    • School of Dentistry
    • Herb Alpert School of Music
    • Nursing
    • Anderson School of Management
    • Theater, Film, and Television

Helen Magid
Director of Development
Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
310.825.3979 | hmagid@support.ucla.edu

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Helen joined UCLA in 2015 and works with a range of schools and units that include law, education, public health, and the arts. Previously she was Director of Foundation Relations at the University of California, Riverside where she worked collaboratively with faculty in the arts, humanities, sciences, and education. She also has worked in development for a Los Angeles education reform nonprofit, and as adjunct faculty for graduate and undergraduate on-line writing programs, including UCLA.

Ms. Magid fundraises for the following areas:

    • Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    • Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • School of Arts and Architecture
    • School of Law
    • Luskin School of Public Affairs
    • Libraries

Elisabeth Kealy
Assistant Director of Development
Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
310.206.5984 | ekealy@support.ucla.edu

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Elisabeth Kealy joined the UCLA Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations team in July 2014 as Development Coordinator.  In this role, she provides fundraising and administrative assistance to the department, including prospect research, stewardship management, coordination of site visits, special events, meetings and correspondence with current and prospective corporate and foundation donors, and various other special projects.

Elisabeth previously worked for the department of Psychology at UCLA as a fund manager, where she worked with faculty, students and staff with principal attention on contract and grant administration, financial management and analysis.  Prior to her arrival at UCLA, she worked for the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at University of California, Santa Barbara, also in contract and grant administration, and a convenient two-minute walk to the beautiful Santa Barbara coast.  Elisabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Art History from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master’s degree in Communications/Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton.

Ms. Kealy fundraises for the following areas:

    • University Extension
    • Student Affairs
    • UCLA Volunteer Center
    • Scholarships
    • Institute of American Cultures
    • International Institute

Jim Francis
Assistant Director
Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
310.794.4454 | jimf@support.ucla.edu

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Jim started at UCLA in 1993 in Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations, a unit of the Development Department focused on developing relationships with corporations and nonprofit foundations. His duties have included prospect identification, providing briefing memos and other information for visits and meetings, helping as needed with preparations for meetings, and various special projects.

Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Sport Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Cynthia Gonzalez-Saylor
Development Researcher
Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
310.206.6301 | cgonzalez@support.ucla.edu

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Cynthia Gonzalez-Saylor joined the UCLA Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations team in January 2016 as the Development Researcher. In this role, Cynthia provides prospect research support to the CFRR team, which includes identifying, assessing, and prioritizing prospective corporate and foundation donors, and preparing briefings for senior campus leaders and other faculty in advance of donor meetings.

Prior to joining UCLA, Cynthia spent five years at New York University, where she rose from the role of Research Associate in the university’s central office to Development Research Manager for New York University School of Law. Earlier in her development career, Cynthia worked as a program assistant at the University of San Francisco and as a development associate at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She has worked in development since 2007 and obtained her BA in history from Baruch College and an MA in international education from New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Kevin Le
Development Assistant
Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations
310.204.6239 | kle@support.ucla.edu