Senior Class Giving Campaign
As you look back on your time at UCLA, what will your Bruin legacy be?
100% toward our goal of 800 Senior Class Gifts

We reached our goal! Congratulations on a record-breaking year and thank you so much for your support of Senior Class Giving!

Join the Class of 2017

Join the Class of 2017 in giving back to your school and the place you have called home for the past few years. A gift to the UCLA Fund as part of your senior class experience places you among the leaders in the Bruin family who are making a lasting impact on UCLA’s future through their support.
Consider making a gift of $20.17 as part of your senior class experience. Courtesies include:

  • Opportunities to meet with UCLA Alumni at social and networking events
  • Invitation to a Chancellor’s Society reception for Seniors and Young Alumni on Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • Class of 2017 t-shirt (to be picked up at designated Senior Legacy events in May)
    • For those that make their gift in time, Senior Swipe and Class of 2017 t-shirt pickup at DeNeve Dining Hall on Thursday, May 4 or Friday, May 5, 2017

Engineering Seniors can make a donation of $20.17 or more to the Engineering Senior Class Gift Fund and receive additional courtesies from their school.

Consider making a gift of $100, with additional benefits that include:

  • Access to a personal campus liaison
  • Continued access to UCLA library services as a young alum
  • Opportunity to attend special Chancellor’s Society events alongside other prominent leadership-level donors
  • Exclusive UCLA padfolio for student leadership donors

For a limited time as a part of the Senior Class Campaign, a gift of $100 to the Librarian’s Fund will allow you to dedicate a library book to a loved one or in honor of your graduation.

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Why I Give

I give to the library because it has been my second home away from home. From staying late nights to cram for tests, to gaining valuable experience with a UCLA research librarian to finish my paper, I cannot stress the impact the library has had on me. By giving to the library, we become more invested on its future—as technology becomes more useful in academic settings, our donation helps to make sure that the library keeps offering their services to students, along with developing ideas so that the students could maximize their time at the library.
Maira Garcia, Class of 2017
UCLA is only able to maintain its world-class reputation and environment through private support. With state funding and tuition comprising only 15% of UCLA’s budget, is imperative that students like me give back. I am benefiting so much from the generous support of others from previous years that it is only fitting to pay it forward. I am proud to give to the Chancellor’s Greatest Needs in order to make UCLA as wonderful as it is for its students and the community.
Victoria Elias, Class of 2017
Philanthropic contributions to Student Affairs are absolutely vital to further the future of the UCLA we know and love. These donations have the potential to fund important services, like Residential Life and the thousands of campus groups, for future generations of Bruins. As future alumni, we can and should cement our legacy by initiating a cycle of giving back to the university that has given so much to us.
Danny Siegel, USAC President, Class of 2017
I give to AAP because I have been afforded the opportunity to attend UCLA due to the kindness of my scholarship donors. I would like to give other students the opportunity to be their best by giving to an organization that provides resources and aids students in reaching their full potential.
Shae Rowe, Class of 2017
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FAQ

Q: Why should I give?
A: Senior class giving is a treasured tradition at all prominent Universities as a way for seniors to pay it forward and pave the way for the next generation. The Senior Class Giving Campaign at UCLA truly is about the act of giving. You define your senior legacy and choose your fund. Give back to an area of campus that supported you during your college experience, and ensure it thrives for future students who come after the Class of 2017.

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 and soon-to-be alum has a deep impact.

Q: I already pay tuition, why should I give more?
A: 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 the UCLA Fund and the Senior Class Giving Campaign, you are helping ensure current and future students’ UCLA experience.

Q: How does being a donor affect my future?
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. Upon graduation, the Young Alumni Development Council reaches out to student donors who have recently graduated to invite them to events, provide networking opportunities, and make sure they stay connected to their UCLA Family. This is an opportunity to stay connected with UCLA both socially and professionally, as you move beyond the hills of Westwood. 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 regional events and the end of the year Chancellor’s Reception.

Q: Where does my Senior Class 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 230 different funds. These funds include academic departments, student programs, scholarships, and more. The UCLA Senior Class Campaign at UCLA is not a class gift to one designation; rather, the Senior Class Campaign is focused on making 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 Tyler Varing, Assistant Director for Student Giving at tvaring@support.ucla.edu