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Disclosure Statements for Prospective Donors of UCLA and The UCLA Foundation

Please read the statements below for information on how your contact and donor information may be used, the governance of the Foundation, the application of administrative fees, the management of endowed funds, the payment plan agreement, and the fundraising permit.

Privacy Notice

The 1977 California Information Practices Act requires UCLA to inform individuals asked to supply information about themselves of the following: UCLA is requesting this information to update the general resource files of its External Affairs Department. Furnishing the information is strictly voluntary and will be maintained confidentially. The information may be used by other University departments in the regular course of business, but will not be disseminated to others except if required by law.

You have the right to review your own data file. Inquiries should be forwarded to the Assistant Vice Chancellor - Finance and Information Management, External Affairs, 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Donor's Consent to Use Personal Information

The University is grateful for the support it receives from alumni, parents, and friends. One of the ways we express our thanks is by listing the names of donors in Web-based and/or print publications. Should you wish that your name not appear as a donor, please notify donor relations at (310) 794-2447 if you have not already done so.

Fiduciary Responsibility of The UCLA Foundation

The UCLA Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation organized for the purpose of encouraging voluntary private gifts, trusts and bequests for the benefit of the UCLA campus. Responsibility for governance of the Foundation, including investments, is vested in its Board of Directors.

Recovery of Operating Costs from Private Gifts

As is customary with universities and other non-profit organizations across the country, The UCLA Foundation and the University of California, Los Angeles use a portion of the gift principal and/or income to provide essential support necessary to UCLA’s overall operation. A one-time administrative fee is applied to all gifts and pledge payments for this purpose. The fee is currently 5%.

As is customary with universities and other non-profit organizations across the country, a one-time gift fee is applied to all gifts to provide essential support necessary to UCLA's overall operation. The fee is currently 5%.

Donor Advised Funds

Benefits cannot be provided for gifts or pledge payments paid through Donor Advised Funds. To receive a benefit offered, an individual or entity will need to personally pay for the benefit.


The Chancellor may, from time to time, authorize The UCLA Foundation to return all or a portion of the fund's spendable income to fund principal in order to protect the real value of fund principal, or if spendable income substantially exceeds real current need, or if other compelling circumstances warrant the addition of spendable income to fund principal. In the event the fund does not reach endowment minimum; or the program ceases to exist at UCLA, the campus school or department will utilize the proceeds from the fund in an area and manner as closely related as possible to the original intent and purposes for which the fund was established.

Visit the following link for more information on endowment investments and distributions.

Automatic Payment Plan Agreement

I hereby authorize The UCLA Foundation (Company ID# 95-2250801) to initiate monthly debit entries for my remaining payments and (credit) adjustments for any debit entries in error to my designated credit card account. This authority is to remain in effect until the balance has been fulfilled or until the Bank receives written notification from me of its termination in such time and in such manner to afford the Bank reasonable opportunity to act.

Fundraising Permit

In compliance with the Charitable Solicitation Ordinance in the City of Los Angeles (L.A. Municipal Code Article 4, Section 44), The UCLA Foundation’s permit is on file with the City of Los Angeles.

For additional information regarding these Disclosure Statements, please contact donor relations (link to gifts@support.ucla.edu) at (310) 794-2447.