OUR 5TH ANNUAL GIVING DAY WAS A SUCCESS! IF YOU MISSED THE OPPORUNITY TO PARTICIPATE BUT WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT UCI, YOU CAN STILL GIVE BY CLICKING HERE.
UCI Giving Day 2021

On April 28, 2021, UCI alumni, students, faculty, staff, emeriti, retirees, parents and friends from around the world made a tremendous impact on our campus and community. Thank you to everyone who supported scholarships, groundbreaking research, medical services and innovative programs at UCI. 

While Giving Day 2021 has come to an end, the impact of your generosity will continue on.

THANK YOU!

If you missed Giving Day but would still like to support UCI, click HERE to give now. If you would like to support specific passion projects of our faculty, staff and students, you can see teams in need of community funding HERE.

Let's turn the map gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 3083
2 TX 34
3 NY 26
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The Kennedy Family Student Wellbeing Match
All gifts made in support of the Parent and Family Campaign for Student Success will be matched dollar for dollar by UCI Parent Executive Board (PEB) members Cindy and Tom Kennedy, up to $10,000. The donation will support initiatives to improve student wellbeing through the PEB’s Anteater Grant Initiative, which biannually allocates funding to projects spearheaded by UCI entities to advance student academic and mental health outcomes.
$5,940 MATCHED
Ended
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UROP Matching Challenge 1
The first $10,000 in gifts made in support of UROP will be matched dollar for dollar by community leaders Zhihai Li and James Wu.
$4,156 MATCHED
Ended
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Brian Fargo's Matching Challenge for Tinnitus Research
Double your impact today! All gifts in support of Tinnitus Research will be matched dollar for dollar by Brian Fargo, CEO of InXile Entertainment.
$68,855 MATCHED
Ended
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UROP Matching Challenge 2
The first $10,000 to UROP today will be matched by an additional 1:1 match! With two matching gifts, you can triple your impact!
$4,156 MATCHED
Ended
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Social Ecology Match
Double your impact today by supporting the Social Ecology Field Study Program. All gifts made to Social Ecology today will be matched up to $5,000 by Peter Fischler & Amy Ng as they hope to inspire other Anteaters through their generosity
$1,815 MATCHED
Ended
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Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling Matching Gift
Double your impact today! An anonymous donor will match every gift towards the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
$2,510 MATCHED
Ended
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CTSA Dean’s Scholarship Match
Double your impact! An anonymous donor will match every gift towards the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dean’s Scholarship Fund dollar for dollar, up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Mary Gilly and John Graham Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Double your impact! Mary Gilly and John Graham will match every gift towards the New Swan Actors Fund dollar for dollar, up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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OLLI Match
All donations to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will be matched one-to-one, up to $1000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Dean Miller Dollar for Dollar Match
Double your impact today! Dean Miller will generously match your gift to the Humanities Dean's Excellence Fund for the first $5,000 given today.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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CalTeach Program Leadership Match
Double your impact! Thanks to generous donations by CalTeach Program Leadership, the first gifts up to $2,000 will be matched 1:1 this Giving Day!
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Armenian Language Fund Matching Challenge
Thanks to a generous gift from Professor V. Ara Apkarian and Dr. Alice Apkarian, all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to the first $10,000 raised toward the Armenian Language Fund!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Asian American Studies $5,000 Match
Double your impact! Gifts made to Asian American Studies will be matched 1:1, up to $5,000, by Dr. John Liu, Dr. Mary Ann Takemoto and Christina Woo.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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UCI Libraries Dollar for Dollar Match
Tungsten Rings & Co. will match every gift, up to the first $2,000, doubling your donation.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Kidney Transplantation Match
Double your impact! The first $1,500 contributed to Kidney Transplantation today will be matched 1:1 by our generous donors, Dr. James Doti and Janice and Dan Herman.
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
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The White Family Physical Sciences Match
Double your impact today! All gifts to the School of Physical Sciences will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 by Edda and Stanley White.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Orthopaedic Surgery Chairman's Match
Nitin N. Bhatia, M.D. and his family will generously match the first $5,000 of donations today.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Pete Fischler Men's Water Polo Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Men’s Water Polo program will be matched 1:1 by Pete Fischler, up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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Pete Fischler Women's Water Polo Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Women’s Water Polo program will be matched 1:1 by Pete Fischler, up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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Shannon (Flint) Eusey Women’s Volleyball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Women’s Volleyball Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alumna and former Women’s Volleyball student-athlete Shannon (Flint) Eusey, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Keston Hiura’s Baseball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts to the Baseball program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alumnus, former baseball student-athlete, and current infielder of the Milwaukee Brewers Keston Hiura, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Student Success Initiatives Match Opportunity
Be one of the first $2,500 in support of UCI Student Success Initiatives today and your impact will be doubled through the generosity of Kathleen & Mark Santora.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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Lionakis Foundation FRESH Hub Match
Double your impact in support of student wellness! Thanks to generous donations by the Lionakis Foundation, the first gifts up to $1,250 will be matched 1:1 this Giving Day!
$1,250 MATCHED
Completed
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Track and Field and Cross Country Match
Double your impact! UCI alums and former track and field student-athletes Julian Eison and Oliver Plattner are teaming up to match all 1:1 gifts to the Track and Field and Cross Country programs, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Charlie Brande Women’s Volleyball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Women’s Volleyball Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alum and former UCI Women’s and Men’s Volleyball head coach Charlie Brande, up to $4,000.
$4,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Felipe Silva Men’s Soccer Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Men’s Soccer Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alumnus and former Men’s Soccer student-athlete Felipe Silva, up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Scott Cosel Men’s Basketball Match
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Men’s Basketball Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI OIT staff member Scott Cosel, up to $8,000.
$8,000 MATCHED
Completed
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School of Education Faculty Matching Challenge
Your generosity will be matched up to the first $500 for the Scholarships for Promising Teachers. Thank you to MAT leadership faculty Virginia Panish, Elizabeth Van Es, Susan Toma-Berge, and Rossella Santagata for powering this match!!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
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Beckman Laser Institute Match
Your support of UCI Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,500. Thank you to the generous supporters: David & Sara Cuccia, Preston Hoang, Jeff & Beth Andrews, Matt & Jane Brenner, Don & Sari Mahon, Shawn & Erin Miller and James & Gabrielle Comfort for making this match possible.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
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SAGE Scholars Match
Your generosity will be matched up to the first $1,500 for the SAGE Scholars Program. Thank you to this Anonymous donor for powering this match!
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
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School of Medicine Alumni Chapter Board Match
All gifts made in support of the School of Medicine will be matched dollar for dollar by Board members, Dr. Yama Akbari, Dr. Michael Budd, Dr. Mark Halikis, Dr. Debra Hill, Dr. Rejan McCaskill, and Dr. Jevelyn Yonchar, up to $2,600. The donation will support the Chapter’s initiative to start a School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship for medical students.
$2,600 MATCHED
Completed
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Gomes Family Men’s Volleyball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Men’s Volleyball Program will be matched 1:1 by the Gomes Family, up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Gary Striano Match
Gary Striano (FEMBA ’08), of the Merage School Data & Systems Office, has generously pledged to match all gifts 1:1, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Jon Kaplan Staff and Faculty Match
Jon Kaplan, Assistant Dean for the MBA and Specialty Masters Programs, will match all Merage School staff and faculty gifts 1:1, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Anonymous Men’s Volleyball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Men’s Volleyball Program will be matched 1:1 by a generous anonymous donor, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
First 25 Gifts Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $2,500 gift for student scholarships from Cheryll and Richard Ruszat by being one of the first 25 donors to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Diane and Igal Silber 50 Gifts Challenge
When we reach 50 gifts, we will unlock a generous $5,000 gift from Diane and Igal Silber. That’s another ten scholarships for students at Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Cheryll and Richard Ruszat 75 Gifts Challenge
When we hit 75 gifts, we will unlock another $2,500 from Cheryll and Richard Ruszat for student scholarships. Help us rise to the challenge and make a gift to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Julia Lupton and Kenneth Reinhard First 10 Gifts Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $1,000 gift for New Swan Actors from Julia Lupton and Kenneth Reinhard by being one of the first 10 donors.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
UCI New Swan Shakespeare Festival 15 Gifts Challenge
If we reach 15 gifts, we will unlock an additional $2,500 gift from Mary Gilly and John Graham to support our actors.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Valerie Glass 20 Gifts Challenge
When we hit 20 gifts we will unlock a generous gift of $5,000 from Valerie Glass. Help us rise to the challenge and make a gift to the New Swan Actors Fund.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Honors Collegium 50 Gifts Challenge
Make one of the first 50 gifts to Campuswide Honors Collegium, and help us unlock a $25,000 challenge gift from a generous anonymous donor.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Honors Collegium 100 Gifts Challenge
Continue your support of our honors students and help us reach our 100 gift goal to unlock another $25,000 from a generous anonymous donor.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Alumni Chapters Giving Challenge
If the alumni chapters contribute a combined total of 200 gifts on Giving Day, the Yocca family will contribute $3,000 to support first generation scholarships.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$4,100
Libraries Leadership 41 Donor Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of former University Librarian Dr. Calvin J. Boyer and his wife, Mrs. Ruth R. Boyer, and current members of Libraries leadership, the first 41 gifts to the Libraries will unlock a gift of $4100.
41 / 41 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
UCI MIND 50 Gifts Belmont Village Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $2,500 gift in support of Alzheimer's research from Belmont Village by being one of the first 50 donors to UCI MIND today.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
Men's Health 30 Gifts Challenge
Help Men’s Health meet the challenge! Thanks to a generous donor, the first 30 gifts to Urology will unlock a $15,000 gift in honor of Dr. Wadie Najm.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$8,000
The Department of Urology 60 Donors Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $8,000 gift from The Tigger Fund in support of the Department of Urology Curiosity & Innovation fund when we reach 60 donors to Urology today!
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
ICS 50 Gifts for $2,500 Challenge
Today, help us unlock a generous $2,500 gift from ICS alumnus Jim Hobbs and his wife Monica, by making one of the first 50 gifts to the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Orthopaedic Surgery Chairman's 50 Gifts Challenge
When we reach 50 gifts of any amount, Nitin N. Bhatia, M.D. and his family will contribute an additional $5,000 to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Stem Cell Research Center Seed Grant Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge! When we reach 50 gifts today, we will unlock $50,000 from a generous benefactor.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Eye Mobile for Children Challenge
Today, make one of the first 50 gifts to GHEI, and help us unlock an additional $5,000 in support from Karen and Rod Walker for the GHEI Eye Mobile for Children!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Alex Parker 25 Gifts Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $20,000 gift supporting emergency COVID relief from Anteater Engineering parent, Alex Parker, by making one of the first 25 gifts to the Samueli School of Engineering!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Brand/Beckman 50 Gifts Challenge
We have reached 25 gifts! Now, with your support, help us reach 50 gifts and unlock a generous $100,000 gift from UCI Alumni Gregory Brand and Sharon Beckman supporting student scholarships.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Medtronic 75 Gifts Challenge
We have reached 50 gifts! We need your help to achieve the next milestone. If we can reach 75 gifts, we will unveil a $100,000 gift from Medtronic for undergraduate scholarships supporting first-generation college students!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$250,000
Gratton 100 Gifts Challenge
We have reached 75 gifts, but we are not done yet! Professor Enrico Gratton and his son Fabio have generously committed to donate $250,000 to support graduate fellowships if we can rise to the challenge and reach 100 gifts by the end of Giving Day!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Borowski Baseball Challenge
Help the Baseball program unlock a generous $20,000 gift from UCI alumnus and former baseball student-athlete Steve Borowski after 50 gifts are made to the baseball program.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
David Szekeres Men’s Soccer Challenge Gift
Help the Men’s Soccer Program unlock a generous $10,000 gift from UCI alumnus and former Men’s Soccer student-athlete David Szekeres by reaching 75 total gifts for the program on Giving Day.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Center for Hearing Research 15 Gifts Challenge
The Chen-Lin Education & Culture Foundation has offered a Giving Day challenge! Make one of the first 15 gifts to the Center for Hearing and Research today, and help us unlock $50,000 for the new Endowed Lectureship. Every gift counts!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Center for Hearing Research 30 Gifts Challenge
When we reach 30 gifts to the Center for Hearing Research, the Chen-Lin Education & Culture Foundation will donate an additional $50,000 to the new Endowed Lectureship for the Center for Hearing Research – resulting in a total challenge gift of $100,000!
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$777
Double the Donors Challenge!
Last Giving Day, nine UCI Alumni in Japan donors gave $820. Let's double the number of donors this year to 18 donors and unlock a gift of $777!
18 / 18 Donors
Completed
$25,000
UCI Diabetes Center Challenge
Help the UCI Diabetes Center meet the challenge! Thanks to a generous donor, the first 25 gifts made today will unlock a $25,000 gift.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$500
FRESH Hub Giving Challenge
Help us reach 25 individual gifts to unlock a $500 donation from Scott Cosel, UCI OIT Staff Member
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$9,825
Kenny Chung 50 Gifts Challenge
When we hit 50 gifts, we will unlock a generous gift of $9,825 from Kenny Chung, MBA ’09 and Dean’s Leadership Circle Member.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Nursing Student Support Kick-off Challenge
Help School of Nursing unlock a generous $1,000 gift from their Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor, Adey Nyamathi, by being one of the first 10 donations today!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$500
Nursing Student Support Challenge #2
We have reached 10 donations, but we are not done! Help us reach 16 donations today in support the School of Nursing, and we will unlock a $500 gift from our generous supporters: Judy Corless (donation made in memory of her husband, Joe D. Corless, MD, FAAP) and Suzanne Richards (donation made in memory of her mother, Patsey DiGerlando).
16 / 16 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Nursing Student Support Challenge #3
Through the generosity of Murray Hochman, $1,000 will be unlocked when we reach 24 donations towards School of Nursing student support.
24 / 24 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Nursing Student Support Challenge #4
When we reach 32 donations in support of the School of Nursing, we will unlock a generous $1,000 gift from Sharon Leider.
32 / 32 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Nursing Student Support Challenge #5
Through the generosity of David Lim, $1,000 will be unlocked when we reach 40 donations towards School of Nursing student support.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Nursing Student Support Challenge #6
Due to the incredible generosity of our community, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor, Adey Nyamathi, has offered a second $1,000 gift to be unlocked when we reach 50 donations today!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Graduate Division 10 Gifts Kick-off Challenge
Make one of the first 10 gifts to the Graduate Division today and help us unlock a generous $5,000 gift from donors Greg Campbell and Jim Meacham.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Graduate Division 15 Gifts Challenge
We have reached 10 gifts, but now help us rise to the challenge set forth by the Grad Division to unlock a $5,000 gift once we reach 15 gifts today!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Graduate Division 20 Gifts Challenge
We have reached 15 gifts and are five gifts away from the opportunity to unlock a generous $20,000 gift from Feri Kazeminy. Help us finish strong!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
SAGE Scholars 20 Donors Challenge
Be one of the first 20 donors to the SAGE Scholars program and help us unlock a $1,000 gift from Nhu Vuong Weinberg today!
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Lisa (’84 MBA) and Mark (’84 MBA) Locklear 100 for $5,000 Challenge
For the third consecutive year, Merage School alumni Lisa and Mark Locklear, have pledged $5,000 on Giving Day! Help us unlock this challenge by being one of the first 100 gifts to The Paul Merage School of Business!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$200
Staff Assembly 25 Gifts Challenge
Make one of the first 25 gifts to the Staff Assembly page today and help us unlock a $200 challenge gift in support of staff scholarships from the Scholarship Committee members, Leora Fellus, Roxanne Ford, Sandy Nga Lee ’99, Mike Puritz and Suzie Weaver, MA ’13, PhD ’19.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$200
Staff Assembly 50 Gifts Challenge
We have reached 25 gifts, but we are not finished! Support Staff Assembly today and make one of the next 25 gifts to help us unlock another $200 challenge gift in support of staff scholarships from the Scholarship Committee members, Leora Fellus, Roxanne Ford, Sandy Nga Lee ’99, Mike Puritz and Suzie Weaver, MA ’13, PhD ’19.
51 / 51 Gifts
Completed
$200
Staff Assembly $3,000 Challenge
When we reach $3,000 today, we will unlock another $200 challenge gift in support of staff scholarships from the Scholarship Committee members, Leora Fellus, Roxanne Ford, Sandy Nga Lee ’99, Mike Puritz and Suzie Weaver, MA ’13, PhD ’19. Let's rise to the challenge!
$5 / $5 Raised
Completed
$2,000
Libby Doughty Men's Tennis Challenge
Help the Men’s Tennis program unlock a generous $2,000 gift from UCI alumna and former Women’s Tennis student-athlete Libby Doughty by reaching 15 total gifts for the program on Giving Day.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$3,500
Libby Doughty Women's Tennis Challenge
Help the Women’s Tennis program unlock a generous $3,500 gift from UCI alumna and former Women’s Tennis student-athlete Libby Doughty by reaching 15 total gifts for the program on Giving Day.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Gender Diversity Program Challenge
Help the Gender Diversity Program meet the challenge! Thanks to a generous donor, the first 50 donations made today will unlock a $5,000 gift.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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