Balsells Fellowship Honors Former Catalonian Leader
Nearly 200 of Catalonia’s most talented students have pursued their studies, research and dreams at UCI since engineer and founder of Bal Seal Pete Balsells endowed the Balsells-Generalitat Fellowship program.
Prentiss Foundation Gift Sparks Research
A $150,000 gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation will support collaborative, ground-breaking research efforts.
UCI Receives Historic Collection
Community member Elma Havanessian honors late husband with her gift of nearly 600 Armenian-language and Armenian-related English books to the UCI Armenian Studies program.
Alumnus Improves Healthcare in OC
Alumnus Rudolph Baldoni, M.D. ’61, has supported UCI’s Douglas Hospital, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and School of Medicine. Now with his $750,000 donation, he will advance promising cardiology and ophthalmology research at UCI.
Chao Family Elevates Medical Care in OC
The Chao family donates $5 million to support renowned leukemia researchers Richard Van Etten, M.D., Ph.D., and Susan O’Brien, M.D., and their work.
We are the Anti-Cancer
UCI’s inaugural Anti-Cancer Challenge brought together more than 2,000 riders, walkers and runners to raise funds for lifesaving cancer research being done at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
UCI Founders’ Pledge
James Vigil, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine, signed the first-ever UCI Founders’ Pledge. The pledge gives students, alumni, faculty and staff an opportunity to include philanthropy in their startup ventures.
2017 Veteran Appreciation
UCI showcases its commitment to serving student veterans at its eighth annual veteran appreciation event. There, 25 student veterans were honored with scholarships.
2017 Chancellor’s Club Fellowships
This year, the Chancellor’s Club awarded fellowships to some of UCI’s most outstanding doctoral students. Each recipient was awarded a three-month stipend to total $6,000.
Studying Pesticide Exposure
Kaitlyn Alvarez Noli, a graduate student in UCI’s School of Social Ecology, was recently awarded a $20,000 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her research on pesticide application in farmworker communities.
THXAZOT, UCI’s annual “Thank a Donor Day,” is an opportunity for students to recognize the families, alumni and community members who help make UCI one of the nation’s highest-ranked public research universities.
Seymour Today, See More Tomorrow
The Eye Mobile for Children provided by UC Irvine Health Gavin Eye Institute expands its reach through partnerships.
An Officer, a Gentleman and a Scholar
UCI alumnus Dr. Rusty Hagins ’78 shares his passion for service, memorable experiences in the Navy and strong Anteater pride. It was this long-lasting pride that ultimately led him to become a loyal UCI donor over 20 years ago.
Experimental Philanthropy Course
UCI students award $70 thousand to eight local nonprofits through new experimental philanthropy course. This course would not have been possible without the support of The Philanthropy Lab.
A Brighter, Healthier Future
A $1.25 million gift from Pharma Research Produces Co., Ltd. will fund research for cancer therapy and regenerative medicine. The technologies developed will help society live longer, healthier lives.
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
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
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
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.
With Werner's gift of $1 million, the School of Social Sciences will support graduate student research and scholarship.
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
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
Business school’s LIFEvest program for teens gets $50,000 from alumna and $10,000 from Pacific Life Foundation.
Solar Cell Manufacturing Research
Advanced technology firm donates $1 million to support Samueli School engineer’s research.
Helping Kids be Kids
Elizabeth C. Tierney Nursing Scholarship recipient, Rebekah Lieu, is ready to bring her compassionate care to children battling illness.
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, 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
UCI Dance student, Jill Oates, was named the first recipient and awarded the annual ASTAIREAWARDS scholarship.
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.
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
UCI scholarship recipient and breast cancer survivor, Jacqueline Ruddy, shares her journey, her goals for the future and the positive impact of donor support.
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
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.
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
Thank you UC Irvine Chancellor’s Club Members! Your generosity has made a positive impact on the lives of these fellowship recipients.
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.
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.
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
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
Senior Class Gift funds the installation of a new rock climbing wall at the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
UC Irvine Health gala
Gala attracts record $1.6 million in community support for cancer research and patient care
Supporting Men and Women Who Serve: Tom Tierney takes the lead in supporting scholarships for UC Irvine student veterans
The Elliott Family Foundation Scholarship Prepares Breanna Eastman to Make a Difference
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
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 ‘93 contributes to the BioSci International Students Program (ISP) to help foreign students thrive in the U.S.
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.
Michael Mussallem, chairman and CEO of Edwards Lifesciences, knows what lies at the heart of innovation.
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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.
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.