Q: I already pay tuition, why should I give more?
A: Most Bruins don’t realize that your tuition and state funds only cover 15% of your UCLA education. UCLA is able to thrive due to private support that helps bridge the actual cost of attending UCLA. Your own UCLA experience has largely been supplemented by students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, corporations, and foundations. By supporting UCLA Fund through giving back to your favorite program or department you are helping ensure your own UCLA experience is top notch.
Q: Does my participation matter?
A: Yes! Publications like the U.S. News & World Report use philanthropy as a factor to rank UCLA and determine overall student satisfaction. Foundations and corporations also use these rankings as a factor when they evaluating grant funding and prospective gifts. Your gift as a student has great influence!
Q: How does being a donor affect me?
A: The UCLA Fund’s Young Alumni and Student Giving programs have built up an expansive network of Bruins to provide support to all of our donors. Being a donor, makes UCLA a smaller and more intimate experience. Additionally, if you become a member of the Chancellor’s Society (with a gift of $100 or more) you will have the opportunity to connect with other esteemed donors in the Chancellor’s Circle by being invited to exclusive events and networking opportunities as well as the end of the year Chancellor’s Reception.
Q: Where does my gift go to?
A: One of the great things about giving to UCLA is that you have the opportunity to designate your gift to over 250 different funds. These funds include academic departments, student programs, scholarships, and more. Student Giving at UCLA is about YOU. We want to make sure each student can give back to the area that they care about most.
For more information or if you would like help finding your fund, contact Natoya Miller, Director of Student Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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