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Join our student giving community

Join the thousands of students and alumni in giving back to your school and the place you call home. Make an immediate and lasting impact on your own UCLA experience starting now.

Together, we have strength in numbers.

 

Give $8 for an 8-clap

 

Give back $8 for an 8-clap to a program or department that means the most to you. Your gift has an immediate impact on your UCLA experience and the area that you choose to support.

Consider making a gift of $20.19 to invest in this school year and ensure that your favorite aspects of UCLA continue to thrive. Last year, students came together and raised $98,000 to help their fellow Bruins.

Join the Bruin tradition of leadership with a gift of $100. Your gift places you in UCLA’s Chancellor’s Society with additional benefits that include:

  • Access to a personal campus liaison
  • Special networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to attend special Chancellor’s Society events alongside other prominent leadership-level donors
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Why I Give

Being a student-athlete here at UCLA, I have been given so many opportunities, more than I could ever imagine. Through this, I have learned not to take these opportunities for granted and to be mindful of and grateful for what I have been given. I am a firm believer in giving back because I know that there is always someone in need.
JaNay Honest, Class of 2018, English major and UCLA Bruins Women's Gymnastics member
As a non-traditional transfer, I came in as a Junior who had never experienced university life. Due to the resources on campus and the amazing staff and student body, UCLA immediately felt like home. UCLA has helped me develop into the person I am today. I give back to the Community Programs Office because it offers so many resources to Bruins. We create and contribute to the campus every day, and I want our campus to be the best that it can be.
Patience Victoria Wilcox, Class of 2018, Philosophy major and English minor
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FAQ

Q: I already pay tuition, why should I give more?
A: Most Bruins don’t realize that your tuition and state funds only cover 15% of your UCLA education. UCLA is able to thrive due to private support that helps bridge the actual cost of attending UCLA. Your own UCLA experience has largely been supplemented by students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, corporations, and foundations. By supporting UCLA Fund through giving back to your favorite program or department you are helping ensure your own UCLA experience is top notch.

Q: Does my participation matter?
A: Yes! Publications like the U.S. News & World Report use philanthropy as a factor to rank UCLA and determine overall student satisfaction. Foundations and corporations also use these rankings as a factor when they evaluating grant funding and prospective gifts. Your gift as a student has great influence!

Q: How does being a donor affect me?
A: The UCLA Fund’s Young Alumni and Student Giving programs have built up an expansive network of Bruins to provide support to all of our donors. Being a donor, makes UCLA a smaller and more intimate experience. Additionally, if you become a member of the Chancellor’s Society (with a gift of $100 or more) you will have the opportunity to connect with other esteemed donors in the Chancellor’s Circle by being invited to exclusive events and networking opportunities as well as the end of the year Chancellor’s Reception.

Q: Where does my gift go to?
A: One of the great things about giving to UCLA is that you have the opportunity to designate your gift to over 250 different funds. These funds include academic departments, student programs, scholarships, and more. Student Giving at UCLA is about YOU. We want to make sure each student can give back to the area that they care about most.

For more information or if you would like help finding your fund, contact Michelle King, Director of Young Alumni & Student Giving at mking@support.ucla.edu

 

Don’t wait to give back. Give forward.

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