2021 Annual Report

“COVID-19 touched our lives in many ways this past year. And yet, because of the unwavering commitment of our alumni and friends, we surpassed the halfway mark of our Brilliant Future campaign with over $1 billion raised and nearly 50,000 alumni engaged. We have one billion reasons to thank you. Your tremendous investments made thus far in UCI and UCI Health are truly transforming healthcare and wellness, accelerating world-changing research, supporting more students in their pursuit of the American dream, and allowing us to further our exploration of the human experience. What we have accomplished already is thrilling – and we are only halfway there.”

Chancellor Howard Gillman

We Do What Others Might Only Imagine

As we celebrate the Brilliant Future campaign’s second anniversary, we look back in gratitude at all that we have accomplished together to advance the American dream, transform healthcare and wellness, accelerate world-changing research and explore the human experience.

There are many reasons our alumni and friends are passionate about building a brilliant future for UCI and beyond. For Jimmy Peterson, UCI Foundation trustee and co-chair of UCI’s Brilliant Future campaign, his experience at UCI Health changed his life and inspired him to give back. But this is just one of the many stories that fuel Brilliant Future: The Campaign for UCI. Scroll down to see how philanthropic support touches every corner of campus. 

The Campaign at Work

By the Numbers

$1.15 Billion Raised

47,854 Engaged Alumni

Commitments by Purpose

Supporter Breakdown

Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
0 +
Endowed Chairs
Gifts are under $100
0 %
of All Donors are New to UCI
0 %
Estate Gifts and Other Planned Gifts

This is as of September 27, 2021. View the latest campaign progress numbers here.


On behalf of entire campus community, thank you for your participation so far. Our $1 billion milestone this year was made possible through your dedication to UCI. With your support, UCI is proving that we will stop at nothing to create a brilliant future.

Let’s continue to be brilliant together.