After 20 years of service to Public Policy students, former Graduate Advisor Maciek Kolodziejczak wasn’t ready to walk away without leaving a legacy at UCLA Luskin.
In June, Kolodziejczak retired from his post after mentoring every Public Policy student to ever step foot on the UCLA campus; he had held the position since the creation of the Master of Public Policy in 1996. In his time, he advised and fostered the education of about 700 policy students who have gone on to directly influence the world.
As a final act of service to those he cared about so deeply, he founded the Maciek Kolodziejczak Fellowship Fund in Public Policy. A month-long campaign leading up to his retirement celebration on June 12 raised over $34,500 for fellowships for students who will demonstrate excellence in leadership and service in the department, the Luskin School, UCLA and the community at large. Donors included students, alumni and friends from throughout UCLA Luskin Public Policy’s history.
Because Maciek himself provided a generous lead gift and the Dean of the Luskin School provided a $25,000 matching gift, nearly $55,000 was raised in all. Public Policy students will thus have another source of funding to advance their desire to become Luskin agents of change.
The legacy of Maciek Kolodziejczak will continue well into the future.