2023 Annual Report

“Thank you for your contributions to our brilliant future thus far. Philanthropy enables us to do what we do best at UC Irvine – excellent clinical care, pioneering research and an unrivaled education for our students. With your help, we continue to propel our students forward, readying them for success long after they graduate. We have also moved ahead in transforming the regional healthcare delivery system with the building of UCI Health – Irvine and the buildout of the Health Sciences district on campus. Our brilliant future is taking shape because of you.”

Chancellor Howard Gillman

We Can’t Do It Alone

Sometimes it is easy to forget that small gifts truly add up to make a difference. But not for Gary Singer ’74, UC Irvine alumnus, longtime supporter and newly appointed chair of the UCI Foundation Board of Trustees. As a former scholarship recipient, he understands firsthand how pivotal extra funding can be for students – both academically and personally. Singer and his wife, Melanie, pay it forward for future generations through their Singer Endowed Scholarship in the School of Social Sciences. Over the years, they have enjoyed meeting the students impacted by their scholarship, tracking their success and even mentoring them.

The Campaign at Work

Unleashing Artists’ Creativity

Matt Bailey, MBA ’12 remembers how hard it was to be an artist on a student budget. He hopes to alleviate financial pressures for UC Irvine’s emerging artists with a $125,000 gift to support scholarship and creative research.

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Giving the Gift of Sight

The Holland Foundation for Sight Restoration, with a $300,000 commitment, has selected the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute as the first of five planned centers of excellence for severe ocular disease care across the world to expand the availability of this complex treatment.

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By the Numbers

$1.53 Billion Raised

64,382 Engaged Alumni

Commitments by Purpose

Supporter Breakdown

Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
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 25, 2023. View the latest campaign progress numbers here.


Your involvement in the campaign is invaluable. Your unwavering support resonates deeply across our community of students, researchers, patients, faculty and staff. With your help, we are poised to script an extraordinary narrative of progress and innovation. Thank you for continuing to build a brilliant future with us.

Let’s continue to be brilliant together.