Inspiring Stories

Boeing Scholarships help Dreams take Flight

Boeing Scholarships help Dreams take Flight

Boeing, a longtime supporter of UCI, has provided many student scholarships. In April, executives from Boeing had the opportunity to learn about the impact their gifts have made on students’ experiences at UCI.

Critical Theory Project

Critical Theory Project

UCI Libraries has received a sub-grant award of over $97 thousand for a Critical Theory Archive Research Resources Development project, which will help advance the work of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs.

Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries

Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries

UCI Libraries has been awarded a prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services grant of nearly $500,000 in the community anchors category, “Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries.”

2017 SAGE Scholars

2017 SAGE Scholars

Founded in 1999 by the UC Office of the President, the SAGE Scholars Program provides talented and diverse undergraduates the tools to invest in their future. Thirty-seven students were honored at the 2017 SAGE luncheon.

Christian Werner

Christian Werner

With Werner's gift of $1 million, the School of Social Sciences will support graduate student research and scholarship.

Moonshot Initiative

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Thanks to a $1 million gift from Base 11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator, the Moonshot Initiative will establish a rocketry program at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Giving Day Exceeds Goal

Giving Day Exceeds Goal

UCI’s inaugural Giving Day on April 12 raised $1.4 million within 24 hours to support students, research and innovative programs across campus.

Financial Literacy Program

Financial Literacy Program

Business school’s LIFEvest program for teens gets $50,000 from alumna and $10,000 from Pacific Life Foundation.

Solar Cell Manufacturing Research

Solar Cell Manufacturing Research

Advanced technology firm donates $1 million to support Samueli School engineer’s research.

Helping Kids be Kids

Helping Kids be Kids

Elizabeth C. Tierney Nursing Scholarship recipient, Rebekah Lieu, is ready to bring her compassionate care to children battling illness.

World-Class Art

Georges Van Den Abbeele

Art worth $4.7 million has been donated to UCI’s School of Humanities by various sources over the past two years.

A Lasting Legacy

Virginia Laddey

Virginia Laddey, a devoted UCI supporter, left a generous bequest to the department of art history. Her gift will support students participating in the department’s new 4+1 master’s program.

Honoring a Commitment to Dance

Honoring a Commitment to Dance

UCI Dance student, Jill Oates, was named the first recipient and awarded the annual ASTAIREAWARDS scholarship.

Joseph and Laura Alfieri

Joseph and Laura Alfieri

Longtime supporters of many UC Irvine Health initiatives, Joe and Laura Alfieri find another important cause near and dear to their hearts.

THXAZOT

THXAZOT

Anteaters took a moment before the recent Guinness World Record event to learn about the impact of philanthropy on campus and say THXAZOT to UCI donors.

Standing Strong at UCI

Jacqueline Ruddy

UCI scholarship recipient and breast cancer survivor, Jacqueline Ruddy, shares her journey, her goals for the future and the positive impact of donor support.

THXAZOT

THXAZOT

The UCI THXAZOT event is a way for us to connect our students with the feeling and the genuine outward expression of giving thanks for tremendous funding given by individuals, families, corporations and other types of organizations to assist in the financing of their education at UCI.

Thriving at UCI

Thriving at UCI

Thanks to your support, Richelle Homo is on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a culturally-sensitive physician with a deep passion to serve.

Beyond Grateful

Tyler Stevens UCI

Tyler Stevens is beyond grateful for the generosity of the donors and the scholarships that have changed his life and allowed him to participate in amazing research like the Painbuddy project.

Supporting our Future Leaders

The Chancellor’s Club supports our future leaders

Thank you UC Irvine Chancellor’s Club Members! Your generosity has made a positive impact on the lives of these fellowship recipients.

Meghrouni Family

Meghrouni Family creates Lasting Legacy with Armenian Studies at UC Irvine

The Orange County community and the UCI School of Humanities have been committed to establishing an endowed chair in Armenian studies. Vahe and Armine Meghrouni generously stepped forward to pledge $1 million to support that goal and champion a cause they believe in.

Students First

Joel Langford UCI

Chemistry Graduate Student Joel Langford earned an F. Sherwood Rowland Fellowship in the School of Physical Sciences, a fund created to celebrate the life of the Nobel Prize winning faculty member.

Thank you!

Students say thank you

Thanks to your generosity, UCI’s $1 billion “Shaping the Future” campaign has touched virtually every aspect of the university and made an impact on the lives of countless people beyond our borders.

Changing Students’ Lives

Changing Students’ Lives

At our 2014 Thank a Donor Day, Anteaters came together to share how philanthropy has touched their individual lives and made the UCI community stronger.

Class of 2014

Class of 2014 Leave Their Mark

Senior Class Gift funds the installation of a new rock climbing wall at the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Stacey Nicholas

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCI receives $9.5 million gift

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCI receives $9.5 million gift

UC Irvine Health gala

Gala attracts record $1.6 million in community support for cancer research and patient care

Gala attracts record $1.6 million in community support for cancer research and patient care

Tom Tierney

Tom Tierney takes the lead in supporting scholarships for UC Irvine student veterans

Supporting Men and Women Who Serve: Tom Tierney takes the lead in supporting scholarships for UC Irvine student veterans

Breanna Eastman

Breanna Eastman

The Elliott Family Foundation Scholarship Prepares Breanna Eastman to Make a Difference

Anna Toda

Anna Toda

Her research on antennas at 60 GHz and international presentations have been made possible through academic fellowships.Learn more about Anna’s journey, her work and the impact of donors like you.

Jessica Dawn Pratt

Jessica Dawn Pratt

A Chancellor’s Club Fellowship helped an aspiring Ph.D. get published, work on her dissertation, and raise a new infant daughter.

Lester Ng '93

Lester Ng

Lester Ng ‘93 contributes to the BioSci International Students Program (ISP) to help foreign students thrive in the U.S.

Where Innovation Thrives

Where Innovation Thrives

UC Irvine's commitment to its students is backed by profound generosity that enables talented people to do great things for others.

New Nursing School

Sue and Bill Gross

Sue and Bill Gross commit $40 million to establish nursing school

Michael Mussallem

Michael Mussallem

Michael Mussallem, chairman and CEO of Edwards Lifesciences, knows what lies at the heart of innovation.

Lori and Robert Warmington

Lori and Robert Warmington

A trip to the Soviet Union early in Lori and Bob Warmington's marriage provided a spark that became a life direction for the couple.

Law Firms pledge 1.1 million

Law Firms pledge 1.1 million

Many local law firms, businesses and community organizations stepped forward with instrumental letters of support advocating the next University of California law school - the first new one in more than 40 years - to be established at the Irvine campus.

Joan Irvine Smith

Joan Irvine Smith

The Joan Irvine Smith and Athalie R. Clarke Foundation made a $1 million gift to the new law school at the University of California, Irvine.

Sheila and Jim Peterson

Sheila and Jim Peterson

Not long ago, Sheila and Jim Peterson attended a talk by Dr. John Longhurst, director of UC Irvine's Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine. As he presented the center's fact-based approach to using acupuncture, the couple was happy to learn that the campus supported these cutting-edge studies.

Dana and John Agamalian

Dana and John Agamalian

Dana and John Agamalian were elated upon learning that Dana was pregnant, especially when Dana felt her twins' first kicks at 18 weeks.

Ninetta and Gavin Herbert

Ninetta and Gavin Herbert

Ninetta and Gavin Herbert recently made the largest gift ever received by the Department of Ophthalmology - one which will help establish an eye institute on campus that will be named after Gavin.

Greg and Vanessa Vacca

Greg and Vanessa Vacca

After earning his degree in biological sciences from UC Irvine, Greg Vacca's career path took a decidedly different turn when he enrolled in the San Francisco Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister.

Ann Dobbie was the Queen of Hearts

Ann Dobbie was the Queen of Hearts

A beloved wife, mother of four and grandmother of 12, her zest for life, kindness and legendary Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts at her Newport Beach home made her the undisputed center of her family's universe, "the glue that held us together," in the words of her daughter, Kim Beaudette.

Jenny Doh '91

Jenny Doh '91

Alumna Jenny Doh '91 leads UCI Alumni Association

Dr. Rosalyn Laudati

Dr. Rosalyn Laudati

Laudati Gifts Support Campus Libraries

Rajiv Ramdeo and Aswathi Sreedharan

Rajiv Ramdeo and Aswathi Sreedharan

UC Irvine students Rajiv Ramdeo and Aswathi Sreedharan had a private audience with the Dalai Lama as recipients of the university's inaugural XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship.

Allergan Inc.

Allergan Inc.

Innovation's Spirit

Gloria Patricia (Pat) Beckman

Gloria Patricia (Pat) Beckman

In Memoriam

Judy Rosener

Judy Rosener

The IRA Charitable Rollover

Zofia Kirshbaum

Zofia Kirshbaum

It began with a wood box. Four simple sides with a cover.

M.A. Douglas

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Douglas: The OC's New Name in Healthcare

Martha Newkirk

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Alumni Dream is a Reality With New Home