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
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.