Campaign Imprints

Making higher education accessible, driving discovery, providing space for innovation — these are three of the many important buckets to which donors contribute. Explore, and you’ll find story after story on these pages describing how UCLA applies the funds to change lives for the better. Because a better world is on our bucket list.

All Rise

Father and mother help young woman graduate put on her mortarboard.

Some of the most talented, hard-working young people in the world prepare for their futures at UCLA. They bring ambition, aptitude, and determination to campus and apply those qualities to get the best education possible.

Many of these students have unlimited motivation but limited means. More than half of UCLA undergraduates receive financial aid, and more than a third become the first in their families to graduate from college.

Campaign gifts to scholarships are helping students get a stellar education. They go on to lift themselves, their families, and their communities in myriad ways.

I have seen so many friends turn down the option of going away to college because the expenses that come with it seem impossible. I so appreciate this scholarship.

– Shannel ’20

This scholarship has enabled me to make the most of my UCLA experience and truly grow as an individual.

– Amber ’20

When I learned that I had received a substantial amount in scholarships, every aspect of my life started to seem better.

– Aram ’22

Research with Reach

Female student and professor work together in a lab

UCLA is an epicenter of discovery. In labs, clinics, and classrooms all over campus, faculty and students dedicate much determination and many hours to uncovering cures for diseases, better policies for public life, new ways of working and learning, technology to lighten the load on laborers, and so much more.

The Centennial Campaign has done much to drive discovery at UCLA, and it does not happen in a vacuum. It happens with purpose, and that purpose is progress from which the world will benefit.

The Tannas endowment is enabling me to enrich education at UCLA Engineering and enhance research that will help create more energy efficiency.

– Yang Yang, Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering

We are excited to embark on this ambitious initiative of collaborative research that will intensify and deepen knowledge about our collection.

– Marla Berns, Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director of the Fowler Museum

I want to say thank you to Dr. Kohn and all the people at UCLA. I’m going home with my child in good health.

– Zahraa, mother of a UCLA infant patient

Places That Promote Excellence

Exterior photograph of Edie & Lew Wasserman building, patio, trees and a man standing in the foreground

Edie & Lew Wasserman Building gives the Stein Eye Institute and several UCLA departments a world-class facility for patient care, research, and training.

Exterior brick and glass entrance image of Engineering VI building

Engineering VI is a high-tech hub for UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s cross-disciplinary research in areas from computer science and nanotechnology to clean water and renewable energy.

Artist's rendering of Rosenfeld Hall

Eugene & Maxine Rosenfeld Hall will enable the integration of clinical experience, simulation, and training for medical students and health professionals.

Exterior shot of Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center

Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center provides musicians with high-tech learning, rehearsal, recording, and production spaces.

Photograph of Geffen Academy with students sitting on wooden benches alongside stairs to the building entrance

Geffen Academy at UCLA is a Westwood-based school for grades 6–12 that offers innovative college-prep education for students from across Los Angeles.

Photo of the Southern entrance to Geffen Hall, landscape, people, and stairs in the foreground

Geffen Hall provides state-of-the-art learning technology, teaching labs, and collaborative spaces to prepare medical students for their careers.

Brick wall with Judy & Bernard Briskin Family Plaza name on top shown as a marker in its location at the Anderson School of Management plaza

Judy & Bernard Briskin Family Plaza welcomes students, faculty, and visitors to UCLA Anderson School of Management and hosts events that nurture valuable networks.

Exterior photo of La Kretz Botany Building name on a brick wall to the left of an entrance

La Kretz Botany Building will incorporate the latest instructional technology and fully equipped labs to support conservation education and research.

Entrance to the LaKretz Garden Pavilion with patio, support pillars, and skylight

La Kretz Garden Pavilion welcomes visitors to the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, a campus treasure for students, faculty, and community members.

Exterior image of Neuroscience Research Building looking skyward

Laurie and Steven Gordon Neuroscience Research Building advances UCLA’s innovative research to understand and improve brain health.

Rendering of the corner entrance to the Hammer Museum

Lynda and Stewart Resnick Cultural Center will house the Hammer Museum at UCLA, a dynamic, free-to-the-public arts institution showcasing contemporary art and culture.

Four sand volleyball courts with UCLA and Bruins signage on nets, poles and shade umbrellas

Mapes Beach encompasses four sand courts at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center for UCLA’s beach volleyball team.

Interior rendering of Marion Anderson Hall with drawings of students standing and sitting in study spaces

Marion Anderson Hall gives management students classrooms and collaborative spaces to develop their skills with the latest technology.

Interior shot of a basketball court used by student athletes at the Mo Ostin Basketball Center

Mo Ostin Basketball Center serves as the training facility for UCLA’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Rendering of outdoor Hammer Museum courtyard with trees, foliage, and people strolling through

The Pritzker Family Commons is the social heart of the Hammer Museum at UCLA, hosting community arts events for all ages.

Artist's rendering of the front facade of Pritzker Hall

Pritzker Hall is a collaborative teaching and research space for psychology students and faculty exploring behavioral health, human relationships, cognition and consciousness, and other topics.

The name Renée and David Kaplan Hall is shown on the stone exterior of the building

Renée and David Kaplan Hall advances invaluable learning and research in the humanities, including philosophy.

Terasaki Life Sciences Building name is shown on the building facade

Terasaki Life Sciences Building drives UCLA researchers toward discoveries in cell biology, neuroscience, genomics, and other fields.

UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health name shown on exterior of building

UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health develops leaders, generates research on public health, and improves community well-being around the world.

Photo of building and entrance to UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios house the nationally renowned MFA program’s students in a state-of-the-art facility in Culver City.

A lobby in the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital with a colorful mural of trees and mountains on one wall

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital provides world-class care for children of all ages from families from Los Angeles and around the globe.

Exterior shot of south entrance to UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center features meeting spaces and guest rooms to draw the world’s thought leaders to UCLA.

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs name is shown on a portico over building entrance

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs trains leaders and change agents in social work, urban planning, and policymaking.

Crest theater marquee with people in line for a movie; UCLA Nimoy Theater will restore this L.A. treasure

UCLA Nimoy Theater will restore an L.A. treasure to showcase theater, music, digital media, spoken word, dance, and other performing arts for the public.

Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Medical Building name is shown on exterior of building tower rising skyward

Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Medical Building houses clinics for digestive diseases, along with many other patient care services.

A sign with UCLA Health Medical Plaza on top and W.M. Keck Court on bottom sits in a landscaped median within a group of buildings

W.M. Keck Court unites UCLA Medical Plaza’s three outpatient buildings, which provide clinical care and advance medical education and research.

Wallis Annenberg Stadium with fans in the stands and the script UCLA logo on the playing field in the foreground

Wallis Annenberg Stadium is home to UCLA’s men’s and women’s soccer teams and a variety of club sports.

Wasserman Football Center overlooks Spaulding Field with UCLA block logo on the field in the foreground

Wasserman Football Center overlooks Spaulding Field and provides UCLA’s football team with state-of-the-art training equipment and spaces.

Wendy and Leonard Goldberg Medical Building name is shown on the stone exterior of the building

Wendy and Leonard Goldberg Medical Building is a teaching and clinical facility, addressing areas ranging from behavioral health to prosthetics and orthotics.

A great university is made so by its people — the students, faculty, administrators, and donors who bring generosity of spirit, talent, intelligence, thought, dedication, and philanthropic contributions.

When philanthropy to the university creates and enhances physical resources — such as better-equipped labs and clinics, technologically enhanced learning spaces, places for gathering and collaboration among luminaries and thought leaders, and sustainable student housing — it greatly enhances the UCLA experience. It also draws the highest-caliber faculty and students from all over the world, which is why UCLA is world-class.

Margo Leavin’s historic gift will help position our students and faculty to continue their pioneering work in the arts.

– UCLA Chancellor Gene Block

Geffen Hall is designed as sort of a palette on which teaching innovation can take place.

– Clarence Braddock, vice dean of medical education

When completed, the UCLA Nimoy Theater will stand as a home for boldly emerging artists and cultural omnivores.

– Kristy Edmunds, artistic and creative director, CAP UCLA

Transformation Stories

Over the life of the campaign, UCLA has changed a lot of lives. And thanks to unprecedented donor generosity, the university will continue to effect positive change on campus and well beyond. Search for stories by school, priority, or area of interest. Any way you come at it, you’ll come out inspired.

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