Patrick Petersilia portrait at Royce Hall


The annual, unrestricted leadership giving from Chancellor’s Society donors like you drives so many campus departments, programs, and areas that can put your funds to immediate use. Your giving is vital to keep UCLA strong, not just for today but as UCLA forges a path into the future. Throughout this past quarter we’ve had the chance to connect with many of you around California and look forward to the rest of the year.

Each year, UCLA Chancellor’s Society holds a special gathering that offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the generosity of our Chancellor’s Cabinet leadership donors. This past month we gathered in the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center where Chancellor Block updated us on campus developments. Professor Arturo O’Farrill from the Herb Alpert School of Music delivered a lecture and entertained us, accompanied by a few of his students. Professor O’Farrill distributed instruments to the audience and everyone in the room contributed to filling it with music.

We also had the chance to welcome our new Director of Chancellor’s Society, Lucy Tseng. Lucy’s background with Chancellor’s Society and as an advisor to the UC Regents uniquely prepares her for her role as Director. We are all looking forward to working with her.

Please read on for stories of recent UCLA developments, student successes, and news on exciting upcoming in-person events to keep you connected and engaged with everything blue and gold.

Wishing you a wonderful spring,

Patrick Petersilia

Patrick Petersilia ’71
Chair, UCLA Chancellor’s Society

Lucy Tseng and Patrick Petersilia


Dear Chancellor’s Society Members,

I am honored to serve as your new Director of UCLA Chancellor’s Society. A Bruin myself, I am passionate about what UCLA has to offer and what we can bring to strengthen our university.

As we wrap up the current school year, I am confident that our leadership annual giving program will be a staple in what brings donors together and support Chancellor Block and academic leaders on our campus priorities. In the new fiscal year, we will ramp up our membership activities and increase our communication with you.

Thank you for choosing UCLA year after year. I look forward to connecting with you! Please feel free to reach out to me should you have feedback or ideas about UCLA Chancellor’s Society.

With gratitude,

Lucy Tseng

Lucy Tseng ‘12
Director of UCLA Chancellor’s Society

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Jenny Li-HochbergGrowing up in the small town of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Jenny Li-Hochberg dreamed of attending UCLA. Now a UCLA alumna, Jenny volunteers her time and leadership to UCLA Chancellor’s Society.

Jenny graduated from UCLA in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. After graduating, she went on to attend law school at Northwestern University and practiced intellectual property law in New York City. She now lives in San Diego with her husband Jason and her three children. She is an active volunteer within her community and enjoys travel, exercise and spending time with her family.

Since moving to San Diego in 2014, she has served as a volunteer, Vice Chair and Chair of the San Diego Chancellor’s Society Committee, “I love connecting with other Bruin alumni, parents and students in our community. The UCLA professors who come to speak at our events are fascinating”

Jenny and her family have even opened their home in San Diego to host UCLA Chancellor Society Events, “I give my time and money to UCLA so that others may have access to the many amazing opportunities I had at UCLA. I grew up in the small town of Lake Zurich, Illinois, so attending UCLA was a dream. I want to help make that dream come true for others.”

Many thanks to Jenny, and all our Chancellor’s Society donors, near and far, who support UCLA in its mission. For more information on volunteering with UCLA Chancellor’s Society, please contact us at

Luskin Conference Center


“My scholarship has fundamentally changed the way I study, live and think. I have always been worried about paying for college, but now I am able to truly be my best self because I’m able to participate in activist organizations, spend time gardening, and explore new hobbies out of my normal studies.”

AshleyAshley has always had aspirations of attending university, but originally planned to transfer from her local community college while working to afford her education. When she learned she received the Arthur and Frances Peskoff Scholarship upon her admission to UCLA, she felt a sense of clarity, seeing UCLA as not only a new possibility but also a place where she could thrive.

With her family’s encouragement, Ashley committed to UCLA over UC Berkeley and officially begin her journey as a future Materials Engineer. She is now a second-year student passionate about transforming the way the world treats recycled materials to ensure their safety for all. Her scholarship has allowed her to become an engaged member of the Society of Latin Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) while also being involved in a student organization as a coordinator for their Affordable Textbooks program. Ashley credits her scholarship for providing her the flexibility and breathing room to take advantage of all UCLA has to offer. From “Be Green Bruin” to “Unravel UCLA,” Ashley is pursuing opportunities to further explore her identity as a Latina Engineer and to create lifelong friends that will support her throughout her time on campus and beyond.

Experiences like Ashley’s would not be possible without the generosity of our Chancellor’s Society community. Thank you all for making UCLA a better place and helping our students thrive during their time on campus and beyond.

If you would like to learn more about how you continue to support our current and future Bruins through Financial Aid & Scholarships, please reach out to our Office of Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives at