In 2011, Meyer and Renee Luskin established the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership in the College of Letters and Science as part of a transformative gift to UCLA. Their vision in establishing the endowed lecture series gives the College an unprecedented opportunity to share knowledge and expand the dialogue among scholars, leaders in government and business, and the greater Los Angeles community.
Meyer Luskin has often cited a $30 scholarship to UCLA as the genesis of his success in business. After an interruption in his education during World War II, Luskin commuted to UCLA from his home in Boyle Heights and earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1949. He later earned an M.B.A. from Stanford in 1951, and met his wife Renee, who is also a Bruin. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in sociology in 1953. The philanthropic leadership of Meyer and Renee Luskin has made an enormous impact throughout campus.