- $5 million from Amgen founder, Bill Bowes, to launch a new biomedical initiative in ocular disease at the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering.
- $1 million from the Marsha and Jay Glazer Foundation to support a professorship and provide funding for research, teaching and programming in Jewish Studies.
- $2 million from Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp for the creation of distinguished professorships in the social sciences and humanities, clustered around the study of global civil society.
- $600,000 from alumnus Anton Vonk and his wife, Diane Boss, to establish an endowed chair in political science in support of teaching and research in international security studies, energy, and the environment.
- A multiyear commitment from Paul Orfalea and the Orfalea Family Foundation for the creation of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies.
- Two significant endowments for the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life, part of the response to a $1.5 million challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities:
- A gift from Lillian and Jon Lovelace established the annual Martin E. Marty Lectureship on Religion in American Life.
- A $250,000 endowment gift from Henry A. Schimberg develops personal and business ethics, and social responsibility in the next generation of business and corporate leaders.
A $500,000 gift from alumnus M. Ross Johnson and his wife, Charlotte, to establish an endowed fellowship fund to recruit and support outstanding graduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
A $500,000 gift from Sara Miller McCune and SAGE Publications to endow the position of Dean of Social Sciences. Dean Melvin L. Oliver, the first SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences, dedicated endowment proceeds for outstanding underrepresented doctoral students.
A $1.75 million gift from John and Judy Arnhold that helped establish the Arnhold Endowment for Excellence in English, designed to fund courses, projects, and programs that support the undergraduate research experience, graduate student training, postdoctoral teaching fellows, and curricular advancements