Capitalizing on our dynamic location, intellectual capital and the inextinguishable desire to effect real change, UCLA is a catalyst for innovation and economic growth. The impact UCLA has in just a single year is enormous.
While UCLA is a public University, state funding has steadily decreased. Private giving is urgently needed to assure that UCLA will continue to contribute highly-trained graduates and innovative ideas to our state and our nation.
In terms of academics, UCLA ranks in the Top 25 nationally and internationally. But in terms of endowment size – that is, donations invested for current and future use – UCLA lags behind both private and public top-tier research universities. ($ as of 6/30/2016)
Building upon our commitment to interdisciplinary study and the cross-pollination of fields in our research, The Centennial Campaign will propel UCLA into its second century as the model of an intellectually integrated campus, creating the knowledge, innovation and leaders that will shape our future.
The impact UCLA has within the Los Angeles community reverberates around the globe. The Centennial Campaign will enable UCLA to reach even further. It will foster greater outreach, stronger bonds and even more knowledge to benefit every citizen of Los Angeles, the state of California, and beyond.
Endowment gifts – especially faculty chairs, fellowships and scholarships – are imperative for attracting world-class faculty and students. The Centennial Campaign will help to close the endowment gap between UCLA and other top-tier universities. Together we will set the standard for a self-reliant public research institution in the 21st century.
Whether you can give $25 or $25 million, we ask you to partner with us to be part of something bigger.