Our mission

Whether you are passionate about research on the newest environmental engineering development, care deeply about the arts and how they intertwine with our everyday lives or want to provide scholarships to students that wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend UCLA, you can likely find it right here at UCLA Annual Giving.

It’s because of Bruins like you that UCLA continues to thrive, creating innovators in virtually every sphere. UCLA counts on your annual support to make a difference. And that’s how we all continue to be a part of something bigger.

Support UCLA. Give every year. Give your way.

Mission Statement

The UCLA Annual Giving program builds enduring relationships with alumni, parents, students and friends of the university, and secures annual support for UCLA’s Chancellor and academic leaders in order to maintain and enrich UCLA’s tradition of world-class excellence.

Meet the team


Leadership Team


Patrick Cowan, Director, Parent PhilanthropyPatrick Cowan ’09
Executive Director, Regional Giving
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Mike GyulaiMike Gyulai ’04, M.B.A. ’15
Executive Director, Annual Giving
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Chia Yen, Senior Executive Director, Individual GivingChia Yen ’87
Senior Executive Director, Individual Giving
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Regional Giving


ChrisChris Carbado
Regional Director, West Los Angeles
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Benjamin Johnson headshotBenjamin Johnson
Regional Director, Orange County
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Antoinette MolinaAntoinette Molina
Regional Director, San Diego
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Nnamdi OkaforNnamdi Okafor
Regional Director, Central US
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Marcy Potter
Senior Regional Director, North West
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UCLA-Fund-Logo-square106x107Gil Ramirez
Regional Director, Downtown Los Angeles & Mid City
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Cynthia ScottCynthia Scott
Regional Director, San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and Santa Barbara
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Lucy TsengLucy Tseng
Regional Director, San Gabriel Valley
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Chancellor’s Society


Nicole Measles, Assistant Director, Chancellor’s SocietyNicole Measles
Director, Chancellor’s Society
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Parent Philanthropy


Kevin KingKevin King ’18
Development Coordinator, Parent Philanthropy, Young Alumni & Student Giving
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Young Alumni & Student Giving


Michelle KingMichelle King
Director, Young Alumni Giving
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Natoya MillerNatoya Miller
Director, Student Giving
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