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.
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
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
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
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.