Thanks in large part to private philanthropy, UCLA is able to recruit and retain faculty members that have received numerous awards, including Nobel Prizes, MacArthur Fellows, Pulitzer Prizes, and National Medals of Science along with countless other accolades. With over 5,000 courses and 125 majors offered, our students can pursue their academic interests under the guidance of highly accomplished faculty and world industry leaders.
A Vibrant Community
Bruins are more than just brilliant scholars; they are fiercely driven and deeply engaged in the world around them. With over 1,000 clubs and organizations—many of which receive support from Bruin gifts—to engage student interests, a Volunteer Center to extend community leadership beyond campus, and recreation centers that foster healthy living, UCLA is able to nurture tomorrow’s leaders by providing uniquely diverse experiences and opportunities.
Bruins for Life
UCLA boasts impressive academic rankings for countless departments. From the nation’s most decorated athletic program to a top 10 world reputation ranking, UCLA is a leading institution in every arena. Private philanthropy not only enables our programs to build for the future, but also impacts many national rankings which use alumni participation in their methodology. An investment in UCLA pays dividends to all Bruins—today and tomorrow.
Strength in numbers
Fellow Bruins of all types—alumni, students, parents, faculty and friends—made over 40,000 annual gifts and raised nearly $20,000,000 for our university last year alone (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015). When the UCLA community comes together, big things happen. Join us!
Gifts Under $1000
Every gift matters
56 gifts of $25
can cover a year’s worth of books and supplies for a UCLA student
30 gifts of $50
can support a faculty member who leads a Fiat Lux seminar
15 gifts of $100
can renew one of the many academic journal subscriptions at the UCLA Library
28 gifts of $500
can fund a scholarship to cover a UCLA student’s tuition and fees for one year
3 gifts of $1,000
can underwrite the cost of a new 3D printer accessible to the campus community through the UCLA Library