What makes a great university? The critical funds provided by California taxpayers ensure that UCLA has a solid core, but the elements that separate good universities from great ones are rooted in strong private support.

The UCLA Foundation strives to create a culture that embraces philanthropy. The Ensuring Academic Excellence Initiative celebrates that spirit and represents a visionary investment in our future. By supporting endowed chairs, fellowships and scholarships, the stakeholders of this magnificent university have a unique opportunity to guarantee the gift of a top-tier education to generations of California students.

It is The Foundation’s honor and privilege to be the steward and guardian of the resources that have helped to place UCLA among the world’s leading research universities. I invite you to experience this special place through the stories in these pages and marvel at the wonder that is UCLA.

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