Research Story

Scholarship Recipient’s Quest for Sustainability

“Receiving recognition within my own field is very rewarding, especially now that I have a plan for my educational and career goals.”

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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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Renowned UCI Chemist Supports Armenian Studies

“Being the products of graduate studies, we know what it takes and what it means,” Ara Apkarian says. “It is very difficult to carry out graduate studies without financial support.”

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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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A Global Magnet for the Exhibition and Research of California Art

Two landmark gifts of significant artworks have made UCI a world-class destination for the exhibition and study of California art.

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