Your gifts make it all possible.

Your generosity has a lasting impact on our students, faculty and community. A single gift can ignite passions, advance innovative solutions and even pave the way for our nation's future leaders. Read our stories below and throughout this site to see the difference your gifts truly make at UCI.


Alumnus Doubles the Impact of his Legacy

“I think the University of California is the best public university system in the country,” says dual alumnus Lawrence Benveniste, who earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at UC Irvine in 1972 and a doctoral degree in mathematics at UC Berkeley in 1975.

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Landmark $200 Million Gift Names College of Health Sciences

Susan and Henry Samueli donate an unprecedented $200 million to name the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. This far-reaching gift positions UCI as a bold, new leader in population health, patient care, education and research.

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Parent Engagement on the Rise at UCI

“The whole experience of UCI for both our children has been nothing but positive,” says Nigel Ball, a parent of two UCI students. “That is why we’re so keen to continue to help UCI be successful.”

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UCI’s Crowdfunding Platform Powers Passion Projects 

Students from the UCI School of Medicine have traveled across the globe to provide much-needed medical education to the people of Kenya, Panama, Indonesia, Tanzania and more. Instead of being fully funded through government or foundation grants, however, part of this work is being supported by fellow UCI students, faculty, friends and community members.

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Second Annual UCI Giving Day more than Doubles Last Year’s Total 

The University of California, Irvine’s second annual Giving Day on April 25 raised over $4 million – more than doubling last year’s $1.4 million. This year’s Giving Day also set new records for the number of gifts received, number of parent donors, number of donor-sponsored matches and challenges, and number of states represented in the donor pool.

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Joseph and Laura AlfieriBecoming Part of the Anteater Family

The reasons people give are often as unique as the individuals who make the gifts. That’s certainly true for Joseph and Laura Alfieri, who have been giving to UCI for decades — and for a variety of very personal reasons.

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