In July, PlastPro founder and CEO Shirley Wang became chair of The UCLA Foundation, which oversees assets donated to the university. She is the first Asian-American woman to lead the organization.

PlastPro CEO Shirley Wang, right, with the company's Michael Tull, left, and DWM publisher Tara Taffera.
PlastPro CEO Shirley Wang, right, with the company’s Michael Tull, left, and DWM publisher Tara Taffera at January’s International Builders’ Show.

Last week, Wang announced the launch of the UCLA Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match, which aims to add $150 million to endowed undergraduate scholarship support during the Centennial Campaign for UCLA. Wang, a UCLA alumna, also leads UCLA’s Global Advisory Board and serves on the executive committee for the Centennial Campaign. Raising funds for student scholarships and fellowships is a priority of both the campaign and the UCLA Foundation board, and Wang will lead the way in these efforts.

Wang and her husband, Walter, have donated $1 million to establish an endowment to support students from middle-income families and students studying abroad. The Wangs also recently established the Shirley and Walter Wang Scholarship in Computer Science. Additionally, the Wangs endowed a professorship in the UCLA Asian American Studies Center for a national program focused on U.S.–China relations.

PlastPro, based in Los Angeles, is a maker of fiberglass entry doors. The company has been in business since 1994.

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