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Garen Staglin ’66 and Shari Staglin ’66

Posted On - March 27


Sharalyn Staglin ’66 and Garen Staglin ’66Garen and Shari Staglin are recipients of the 2018 Edward A. Dickson Alumni of the Year Award. Graduates of the class of 1966, their visionary leadership empowers UCLA’s impact to heal societies around the world. Partnering with the university to lead the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, the effort is the largest university-led grand challenge and aims to treat and alleviate the world’s leading cause of disability. Shari and Garen, mental health advocates and philanthropists, founded and own the Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley and advance the family’s motto: “great wine for great causes.” Shari guides Staglin Family Vineyard as CEO and Garen is proprietor and remains active in the world of venture capital and private equity investing. Garen, co-chair of The Centennial Campaign for UCLA, and Shari, emerita of The UCLA Foundation Board of Directors, have provided faculty, student and research support through the Staglin Family Chair in Psychology, Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health, Depression Grand Challenge Project Fellows Program, Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Psychosis Prevention Center. Leaders for the UCLA Northern California Regional Committee, they are also vital members of the UCLA College Division of Life Science campaign committee and honorees of the UCLA College of Letters & Science Fellows Award. The Staglins’ commitment to finding causes and cures for brain disorders includes raising global support through the International Mental Health Research Organization and One Mind for Research. Garen holds a B.A. in engineering from UCLA and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, while Shari holds a B.A. in international relations from UCLA and both an M.A. in Public Administration and a Master of Public Health from New York University. Both are members of the UCLA Alumni Association.