The past few months have been very difficult for our campus and community, and we want to express that we have heard and understood the concerns many have shared. We believe the path forward is found within our Bruin family, united around our commitment to shaping a better future for the people of UCLA, Los Angeles and the world.

We are so grateful for you and hope we can all come together to rebuild, because there are so many opportunities to continue creating positive change. As one example, scholarships continue to lift up our students and provide opportunities many may not have had: Alejandra C., a first-generation Latina college student graduating in June, is a rising star with a brilliant future—and her UCLA education was made possible only through scholarship support.

Together, we’ve accomplished many great things over the past fiscal year. To meet donors where they are, we participated in events with the Alumni Association and other campus organizations; in doing so, we were able to give our volunteer Ambassadors a better experience. We’re proud that many were able to represent the Chancellor’s Society with the organizations they support through their own inspired contributions. We collaborated with as many campus organizations as possible, reinforcing one another’s efforts, and hosted an event in Chicago, extending our reach beyond California. Our exclusive Chancellor’s Society events, including a Fowler Museum tour and gatherings in San Francisco and Orange County, continued to strengthen existing connections and build new ones.

While we made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Chancellor’s Society Celebration, we look forward to many future opportunities to gather in community. There is no limit to what we Bruins can achieve when we work in partnership, and we are so grateful for your continued generous support.

Navigating difficult times together reminds us how precious our UCLA family is. United as one, we can exemplify our highest ideals and shine our Bruin light for all to see. As we prepare to welcome Paula Judge as the next Chancellor’s Society chair, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your treasured partnership, example and support. You are truly paving the way for a brighter tomorrow. 

Patrick Petersilia ’71
Chair, UCLA Chancellor’s Society

Lucy Tseng ’12 M.A.
Director, UCLA Chancellor’s Society 

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Summer is approaching and UCLA Chancellor’s Society wants to wish our students the best of luck as they wrap up spring quarter! As always, the growth at UCLA is never ending, and that is all thanks to philanthropic contributions. Gifts to UCLA are incredibly powerful and we’d like to share UCLA’s Philanthropy Forward website where you can find inspiring philanthropic stories and more! We’d also like to proudly announce that on January 1, 2025, Dr. Julio Frenk will begin his term as the seventh chancellor in UCLA’s history. Dr. Frenk comes to UCLA from the University of Miami in Florida. Here in Los Angeles, he will take the helm of a campus that has experienced unprecedented growth in size and stature in recent years, and is poised for further greatness. Learn more about Dr. Frenk in the link below. We’d also like to provide direct resources that Chancellor Block is publicy sharing along with the latest spring update:

UCLA Chancellor Spring 2024 Update

UCLA Chancellor Messages

UCLA Chancellor Campus Statements

UCLA Philanthropy Forward

UCLA’s New Chancellor: Julio Frenk

To keep up with UCLA in the news, please visit the UCLA Newsroom.

UCLA Chancellor’s Society: Events

Chancellor’s Society has had the honor to host and co-host several events these last five months. We had an amazing start to the year and we couldn’t have done it without our Chancellor’s Society community. We’re excited to keep connecting with our members and looking forward to engaging more at our events in the upcoming fiscal year. Please see below for some photos of our members who attended our events over the last few months including, an exclusive tour of the Fowler Museum, a collaborated event with the Alumni Association in San Francisco for our bruins in the technology industry, Chancellor’s Society Weekend in Lake Arrowhead, our On the Road in Chicago, NorCal, and Orange County, and our Ambassadors Appreciation Dinner. 

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“With scholarships, she has been able to take advantage of all the opportunities that UCLA has to offer.”

Alejandra C. ’24 grew up in Las Vegas and came to UCLA to study Public Affairs. She is passionate about her education and is very involved in extracurriculars outside of classes. Her passion stems from the challenges she has faced as a first-generation Latina college student. Her family was unable to provide any financial support and UCLA was only made possible through the support of scholarships. With scholarships, she has been able to take advantage of all the opportunities that UCLA has to offer. Alejandra is on the ASUCLA Board of Directors as Chair and the Panhellenic President (the largest women’s organization on campus). She is part of student government and advocates for Latinos at the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute. Her goal is to “provide a better quality of life for her family, as they have sacrificed a lot to get her to attend college.” Alejandra secured a job as a financial analyst at Apple and plans to work there after graduation. Alejandra’s time at UCLA has given her access to opportunities that will help shape her career path and allow her to explore the possibilities of her future without limitations. If you would like to learn more about how you can continue to support our current and future Bruins through Financial Aid & Scholarships, please reach out to our Office of Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives at 

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


Cesar is currently serving as president of the UCLA Latino Alumni Association (ULAA), and under his leadership, he strengthened the focus on growing the organization’s fundraising power and increasing the number of students who receive scholarships and support. From a successful Spark Campaign to the Jaquez Family partnership, ULAA recently has raised more than $300,000 in current-use and endowment dollars. The ULAA Board approved a plan to support 41 UCLA students over the next four academic years. Pacheco is a real estate professional in West Los Angeles, working as a commercial real estate agent and separately managing a multi-family real estate portfolio. He received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UCLA, where he was a member of the Bruin Real Estate Association and completed the real estate financial modeling training course with the UCLA Anderson Real Estate Association. Pacheco is a well known figure in the bruin community and has actively been involved in many campus organizations, tirelessly giving his time to meetings, mentoring and fundraising. He is making a difference in the lives of others through his unwavering loyalty and dedication to UCLA.


Become a Chancellor’s Society Ambassador! The UCLA Chancellor’s Society Ambassador program is available to any active Chancellor’s Society-level donor. There are several volunteer subcommittees that you can join to be an Ambassador. Activities can include making phone calls, writing letters, attending events, and taking part in call-a-thons. Ambassadors work with Chancellor’s Society staff and partner with campus groups (including professional schools, Alumni Association, Athletics and more) to support events and initiatives across campus and provide peer to peer engagement with donors.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lucy Tseng, Director, at


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