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Leadership at UCLA looks like you.

Successful leaders see—and share—a larger vision. They motivate others to think beyond themselves. You know because you are one.

At UCLA, those who inspire by example come together in a community called the Chancellor’s Society.

A message from the Chancellor’s Society Chair


My name is Jan Kessler, and I am honored to serve as the new Chair of the UCLA Chancellor’s Society for the next two years. The UCLA Chancellor’s Society is our cross-campus recognition program for donors supporting the university at $1,000 or more annually.

To share a little bit about my background, I earned a BA in Sociology from UCLA in 1975. My son Drew, who is also a Bruin, met his wife at UCLA. UCLA means so much to our family.

Being from the Bay Area, I was eager to embrace the UCLA education and experience, and loved my time there. It set the tone for a long-standing relationship that just gets stronger every year. While I returned to the Bay Area, it has been such a rewarding experience to continue to remain connected to UCLA through our multiple Chancellor’s Society and UCLA activities. Being involved as a Chancellor’s Society member has allowed me to work with and meet others who are also passionate about UCLA and I look forward to meeting so many more of you as I take on this role.

It is particularly thrilling to assume the role as chair while UCLA prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday as well as the success of the ambitious Centennial Campaign.

One of our goals for the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, which will be a personal focus of mine as Chair of the UCLA Chancellor’s Society, is to continue to increase the base of leadership support for UCLA. UCLA has been doing tremendous work to energize philanthropic giving during the Centennial Campaign. I hope that we can embody that enthusiasm and help ensure that it continues beyond our centennial celebration and well into our second century.

Your dedicated support help UCLA boldly discover, shape and empower our local and global communities. I expect the next two years to be exciting for all of us as we participate in this historic moment in UCLA’s history. I look forward to our continued collaboration to make the Chancellor’s Society the best it can be.

Thanks again…and Go Bruins!


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Jan Kessler ’75, UCLA Parent
Chair, UCLA Chancellor’s Society

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Founded in 1966 through the vision of then-Chancellor Franklin Murphy, UCLA’s annual giving program strives to extend the University’s gratitude to those who invest their time and resources each year in making UCLA one of the world’s premier educational institutions.

Over the past five decades, the Chancellor’s Society has emerged as a dedicated community of annual donors that represents the model of philanthropic leadership at UCLA. Today, an impressive number of loyal and generous Chancellor’s Society members pave the way for the University’s future, and inspire others to take part through service and giving.


Chancellor’s Cabinet



Chancellor’s Council

$5,000 – $9,999


Chancellor’s Associates

$2,500 – $4,999


Chancellor’s Circle

$1,000 – $2,499


Chancellor’s Young Alumni Circle

(0-4 years following undergraduate graduation)



Chancellor’s Young Alumni Circle

(5-9 years following undergraduate graduation)



Chancellor’s Student Circle

(Current undergraduate students only)




Pave the way for the university’s future and inspire others with a leadership annual gift

$1,000 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000


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A vibrant community.

As part of the only cross-campus leadership annual giving program at UCLA, Chancellor’s Society donors hold a uniquely comprehensive perspective of the University’s mission and its impact across disciplines. Dedicated Chancellor’s Society communications and exclusive donor-appreciation events—both on campus and in regions throughout the United States—are just some of the ways we acknowledge leadership annual donors and solidify the community’s foundation.

Chancellor’s Society donors of all recognition levels receive our quarterly Chancellor’s Society newsletter, which celebrates those making a difference at UCLA through their philanthropic support and volunteer commitment. This original publication also details progress of The Centennial Campaign for UCLA, spotlights seasonal events on campus, and offers first-look information about invitation-only events and opportunities for deeper involvement.

Chancellor’s Society donors also receive unique opportunities to connect more deeply with fellow UCLA alumni, parents, students, and friends, as well as with the University itself. Chancellor’s Society donors of all recognition levels are welcomed to attend a special academic-year-end event hosted by Chancellor Gene Block. Chancellor’s Cabinet donors are extended an additional invitation to an intimate gathering with Chancellor Block at our annual Winter Quarter reception on campus.

The Chancellor’s Society donor recognition program is committed to enhancing donors’ relationships with UCLA. Donors interested in learning more about the Chancellor’s Society are encouraged to contact their respective regional representative, or our Westwood office at (310) 825-2454.

Get involved.

Those who wish to deepen their connection to UCLA at the local level join our Chancellor’s Society regional volunteer committees. Volunteers devote their talent and energy to a wide range of initiatives on behalf of the University, actively promoting service and giving while forming lifelong friendships. Whether a recent graduate or a long-time friend of the University, each committee member shares a common goal: ensuring a bright future for UCLA.

View our current committee lists for each region below and please reach out to your respective development director to learn more and get involved.


Chancellor’s Cabinet Council

Executive Committee

Northern California Committee

Orange County Committee

San Diego Committee

San Fernando Valley, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Central Coast Committee

San Gabriel Valley Committee

South Bay Committee

West Los Angeles, North Santa Monica Bay Committee

Student Giving Committee