2020 Annual Report

Photo taken prior to April 2020

“A lot can change in a year. But one thing remains constant: your commitment to pioneer the extraordinary. Your investment in our shared vision of a brilliant future continues to transform lives in every way imaginable. Thank you for making an incredible difference. Together, we will stop at nothing to transform healthcare and wellness, to advance the American dream, to accelerate world-changing research and to explore the human experience.”

Chancellor Howard Gillman

We Promised to Stop at Nothing

When we announced the launch of Brilliant Future: The Campaign for UCI last October – with the ambitious goals to raise $2 billion in philanthropic support and meaningfully engage 75,000 alumni – the world looked very different.

Yet, against the backdrop of a pandemic and one of the largest social movements in our history, we continued to create positive change in our community and beyond.

The advancements we’ve made this year would not be possible without our alumni and donors. As of October 7, 2020, we have raised $920.5 million, nearly halfway toward our goal. Thank you for your participation so far. Together, we are creating a brilliant future.

The Campaign at Work

By the Numbers

$920.5 Million Raised

37,045 Engaged Alumni

Commitments by Purpose

Commitments by Supporters

This is as of October 7, 2020. View the latest campaign progress numbers here.

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Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Endowed Chairs
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of Gifts are Under $100
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of All Donors are New to UCI
Estate Gifts and Other Planned Gifts


On behalf of our students, researchers, patients, faculty and staff, thank you for your participation so far. At a time when less than 10 percent of UCI’s budget comes from the state of California, your support is not only a vote of confidence in UCI’s great work to date but also a powerful investment in what’s to come. Together, we will create a brilliant future.

Let’s continue to be brilliant together.