Gene D. Block
Message from the Chancellor
Philanthropy is what enables UCLA to retain its margin of excellence. For many decades, private support has advanced everything we do - recruiting and retaining our world-class faculty, providing the best resources for our incredible students, enabling our researchers to pursue phenomenal discoveries in our labs, providing state-of-the-art care to patients in our hospitals and clinics and, in numerous other ways, supporting our ability to serve California and the nation. All of it depends upon the resources invested in UCLA by our wonderful private partners.

I am always abundantly grateful for your loyalty and commitment, but your dedication to UCLA was particularly impactful during the past year, in light of the challenging financial environment. Your generosity demonstrates your unwavering belief in the unique and critical role that UCLA plays in the well-being of our community, our state and our world.

I know that you share our vision of building upon UCLA’s capacity to fulfill its mission as the exemplary urban public university for the 21st century. It is your support that enables us to make that vision a reality.

Gene D. Block