Dreamers. Doers. At UCLA they’re one and the same, only we call them optimists. They are innovative researchers, life-saving physicians, inspirational artists, record-breaking athletes, influential professors, inquisitive students – leaders who come to UCLA to build on the legacies of those who came before them and to serve the evolving needs of the world around them.
Holding the doors of knowledge, opportunity and experience wide open, UCLA welcomes and serves the public — you, your family, our community, and our planet. The benefits are evident everywhere.
As we enter a new century of public service, we require private support. The Centennial Campaign for UCLA will sustain our excellence through financial self-reliance.
Whether you can give $25 or $25 million, we ask you
to partner with us to be part of something bigger.
"Higher education is the number one factor in social and economic mobility. When families can realize their higher-education dreams for their children, it benefits our economy and our society," says Shirley Wang '90, who with her husband, Walter, recently donated $1 million to create new scholarships for high-achieving students from families with financial need. "If you want to make our world—your world—a better place, investing in scholarships is a great place to start."
The power of giving is measured in more than dollars. It’s gauged in people. Quantified by discoveries and breakthroughs. And enumerated through lives changed. It’s a combination of extraordinary talent and powerful resources that make the impossible possible.
Being a beacon for the rest of the world starts with attracting the best and the brightest students and faculty. That’s why, with your support, we provide them with everything they need to thrive: endowed chairs, scholarships, fellowships and access to the finest research tools and facilities. Precisely the things that entice influencers and innovators to come here from around the world to help us continue to redefine the landscape far beyond the borders of our campus.
Solving the world’s most pressing challenges takes world-class thinking. No place is more equipped to handle those challenges than UCLA. Expanding successful programs and funding new ones enables UCLA to generate new discoveries and answers, better serve the community, and provide the resources, tools and opportunities to create pioneering advances that change our lives in every way possible.
In our ever-changing, ever-diversifying world, the flexibility for adaptation and growth is crucial. Unrestricted funds give UCLA the ability to grasp new, unforeseen opportunities, whether from social, economic and political changes or from disruptive technology innovations. Unrestricted funds give UCLA the capacity to continue as a place for discovery.
From a reimagined complex for the School of Theater, Film and Television, to a new Teaching and Learning Center within David Geffen School of Medicine, to expanded state-of-the-art facilities for engineering and athletics, UCLA is building the infrastructure that will shape the future.
Discovery: $780 million
Cancer • Cardiovascular • Immunology • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism • Neuroscience • Regeneration/Degeneration and Repair
Education: $620 million
Child Health: $350 million
Prevention and Wellness: $250 million
Collegewide: $30 million
Humanities: $80 million
Life Sciences: $80 million
Physical Sciences: $45 million
Social Sciences: $110 million
Undergraduate Education: $55 million
Broad Stem Cell Research Center: $10 million
California Nanosystems Institute: $5 million
General Campus/Other: $21 million
Institute of American Cultures: $5 million
International Institute: $35 million
Student Affairs: $40 million
UCLA Library: $52 million
University Extension: $10 million
Anderson School of Management: $175 million
Arts and Architecture: $170 million
Dentistry: $35 million
Fielding School of Public Health: $160 million
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies: $70 million
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science: $250 million
Law: $150 million
Luskin School of Public Affairs: $70 million
Nursing: $32 million
Theater, Film and Television: $250 million
Capital: $100 million
Endowment/Scholarships: $50 million
Unrestricted: $110 million
Committee still in formation