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Arthur Brody, a longtime supporter of the Rady School of Management and founding member of the UC San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees, passed away in May.
Mr. Brody was a member of the Rady School's Dean's Advisory Council and established the Arthur Brody Endowed Chair. Mr. Brody's generous donation facilitated the completion of the Arthur Brody conference room in Wells Fargo Hall.
Mr. Brody was a member of the University Librarians Advisory Board and was deeply involved with The Preuss School and the Shiley Eye Center, which is home to the Sophie and Arthur Brody Laboratory for Optic Nerve Biology. He was a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Chancellor's Medal, one of the highest honors bestowed by UC San Diego to honor exceptional service in support of the university's mission.
In 1940, Mr. Brody founded the Brodart Corporation, a major manufacturer of library and school supplies and equipment. Brodart produces the plastic book jacket, which is still used by libraries worldwide.
The Rady School community also lost supporter Walter J. Zable, who passed away in June. Mr. Zable and his wife, Betty, donated to UC San Diego and the Rady School through the Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation. Their gifts include contributions to the Rady Fellowships for the Future initiative and the Furlough Exchange Program, the latter of which was created to support the research programs of faculty during the furlough period.
Mr. Zable founded Cubic Corporation in 1951 and led it to prominence in providing defense training products, mission support and transportation systems.The Cubic Corporation also supported the university as a 50th Anniversary Visionary Sponsor of UC San Diego's Invent the Future Campaign.