Research Pillar

Cancer Researcher’s Career, and Now Gift, Create a Legacy

“We at the university should be giving back … even if it’s at the beginning stages of our careers. Modest gifts are equally important, both symbolically and because 100 small gifts can add up to a significant gift.”

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Brian Fargo, inXile Founder, Gives $1 Million to Advance Research for Tinnitus Treatment

Brian Fargo will match all donations one-on-one until $2 million is raised to fund the next phases of research and, ultimately, bring a device to market.

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Philanthropy Supports Transformative Partnerships with Orange County Schools

When a world-class School of Education, local K-12 teachers, principals, students and district administrators come together, great things happen.

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UCI Alumni and Friends Band Together During COVID-19

“This is about sharing in a time of need, whether you can give money or volunteer your time or help a neighbor with grocery shopping,” says Carol Choi ’85. “If everybody pitches in, we’ll all be better for it.”​

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Fellowship Helps UCI Student Focus on Research

“The final year of your Ph.D. program can be really intense… This fellowship allowed me to focus on my research.”

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Planned Estate Gift Honors Father’s Legacy

“We can’t thank Lisa enough for her gift. Her contribution will go a long way toward not only preserving her father’s legacy, but also keeping mentoring excellence as one of UCI’s top priorities for graduate education.”

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Engineering Their Legacy

Throughout their lives, Bob Altman and Michelle Sandler made annual gifts to a variety of causes, including Bob’s alma mater.

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Supporting Research to End Alzheimer’s

“I liked the way UCI MIND dealt with my wife, and the thoroughness of their approach. And the fact that this was a nationally-recognized research facility right in my backyard.”

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