Chancellor's Club Welcome

Chancellor's Club

The Chancellor’s Club is a community of UCI alumni, parents, faculty and friends who care deeply about the university and who have made a commitment to invest in its greatest needs as determined by the chancellor. Established in 1972 by Founding Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Jr., the Chancellor’s Club fuels our university’s excellence in academics, research and community service through the support of first-generation student programs, undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships it awards. In recognition of their steadfast generosity, Chancellor's Club donors enjoy a special relationship with campus leaders and receive invitations to exclusive events.

How to Join the Chancellor’s Club

We have multiple membership levels for supporting the Chancellor’s Club. Gifts can be made online, by cash or check, credit card and the donation of securities. Please contact Chancellor's Club Director, Marissa Norys, at 949-824-7924 or at for more information.

Stories of Support

Chancellor’s Club memberships bring individuals into the inner circle of the University family while providing the Chancellor with the most important of unrestricted funds for scholarships and campus need.

Cheryll and Richard Ruszat

I know that when I make my gift to the Chancellor’s Club, I am making an impact and supporting talented undergraduate and graduate students who have the potential to make a positive impact on our world.

Nancy Kidder, Ph.D.

When I talk to incoming students, I like to tell them that they shouldn't fall in love with UCI all at once, because UCI will keep giving them new reasons to love the place, probably for the rest of their lives. That's what Chancellor's Club has done for Carolyn and me over the years. Chancellor's Club reaches out to its members through its amazing programs and continually gives us new reasons to love and want to support the school. Rip 'Em Eaters!

Carolyn and Dave Todd

One of the benefits of the Chancellors Club is the amount of networking opportunities. The Club consists of university and community leaders who bring to the table an enormous amount of experiences and global perspective. To be able to connect with individuals from different fields and disciplines has been remarkable.

Nithin Jilla ‘13