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.


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


Helping young 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


Backing the best teaching and research

From Nobel laureates to MacArthur Fellows to Pulitzer Prize winners and more, UCLA faculty are some of the most sought after in the world. Your gifts help bring them to UCLA — and keep them here.

To keep star faculty in UCLA’s orbit, contact
Amy Carpenter310-794-2368

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

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

I am honored to be the first holder of the Viterbi Family Endowed Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies and to see UCLA and the Viterbi family support expanded scholarship in this dynamic field.

– Professor Sarah Stein

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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