Philanthropy Forward

UCLA has been at the forefront of progress for more than 100 years. We’re still looking forward.

Here are some ways you can help us better the world — for good.


Helping scholars lean into learning

UCLA students are tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and healers. So if you give to scholarships today, and make it possible for them to focus fully on their education, the future will thank you.

To set up students — and society — for success, contact
Kayleigh MacPherson310-825-7241

Opportunity for All

Creating a campus community that reflects the world

UCLA is committed to raising funds to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring that the university provides equal opportunity and a sense of belonging for all and that the Bruin community reflects the multiplicity of humanity.

To help make opportunity and equity inherent at UCLA, contact
Laura Lavado Parker310-794-2304


Answering an urgent need

Gifts to UCLA’s COVID-19 efforts are helping frontline healthcare workers and researchers respond swiftly and collaboratively to address the pandemic. They also are helping students stay on track and succeed in their studies in this challenging time.

To be UCLA’s partner against the pandemic, contact
Ellen Haddigan-Durgun310-321-8366

Thanks to this scholarship, I most likely will not have to take out a single loan during my undergraduate time here at UCLA. That is unbelievable to me. I have been given financial relief thanks to donor generosity.

– Stephanie ’21

We’ll look back on a generation of young scholars who came out of the Bunche Fellows Program and became freedom fighters advancing research that improves Black lives in every direction.

– Professor Kelly Lytle Hernández, MA ’00, PhD ’02

We need our hospital workers and first responders to feel safe as they work to get all the rest of us through this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are very pleased to be able to support such important work.

– Jim Mitchell, Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation

Across Campus

When UCLA’s breadth of endeavors and its broad donor base join forces, they’re a force for good felt all over the world. 

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