Parent Philanthropy
Parent generosity helps make UCLA's student experience truly world class.
World-Class Academics

UCLA offers a rich academic experience for all students. 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, every student 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.  The UCLA environment nurtures our students’ needs by providing diverse experiences and opportunities.  With over 1,000 clubs and organizations—many of which receive support from parent gifts—to engage student interests, a Volunteer Center to extend community leadership beyond campus, and recreation centers that foster healthy living, UCLA embraces a philosophy of holistic student life.

A Passport for the Future

The UCLA Career Center provides progressive services and resources to help students prepare for life after graduation. Whether your student chooses to enter the work force or attend graduate school, they will benefit from the reputation and recognition of their UCLA degree.  In addition, UCLA graduates will have access to a vast and diverse alumni network that will provide opportunities far beyond their college years. An investment in UCLA today pays dividends for your student now and in the future.

First-Year UCLA Parents

Have you heard about senior parents Steve Kaufhold and Christy Richardson’s challenge to first-year parents?

In honor of their daughter’s upcoming graduation from UCLA, Steve and Christy have established a challenge grant of $25,000 to inspire and encourage first-year parents’ generous support of the university. With their challenge, Steve and Christy hope to promote involvement from first-year families and ensure that the legacy of parent philanthropy at UCLA continues to grow with every new class. First-year parent gifts received between January 1 and June 30, 2016, will be matched dollar for dollar as they are received. This means that your gift today will have double the impact!



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