University of California, Irvine alumni Paul Butterworth and his wife Jo Butterworth have named UCI as a beneficiary of their estate. The gift, valued at approximately $35.5 million, will support the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.
“The largest gift to UCI from alumni, the donation will be allocated in a variety of ways, including awards, scholarships and fellowships for students and to finance new research initiatives and faculty chairs,” the university said in a statement today.
Paul Butterworth is the co-founder and chief technology officer of enterprise software developer Vantiq Inc.
“We are enormously grateful for this generous contribution from Paul and Jo Butterworth to the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences,” said Marios Papaefthymiou, the Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean of ICS. “This gift will serve as a strong and enduring foundation for supporting student success in our school well into the future.”