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.


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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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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Kid trying on glasses

Seymour Today, See More Tomorrow

Eye problems affect more than a child’s vision. They can interfere with learning, impact academic performance and even cause behavioral issues.

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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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Reaching for the Stars

It’s a long academic road from achieving a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology to achieving a doctoral degree in astrobiology, but Devan Nisson is well on her way.

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