Frequently Asked Questions

At UCI, we believe in doing what others only imagine. There is a reason why we continue to be recognized by The New York Times, Forbes and Money magazine as a leading engine for social mobility. We are committed to providing unparalleled opportunities for the brightest young people to succeed, no matter their background. But our impact travels far beyond our region. Fueled by the unyielding spirit of our faculty, staff and students, we generate new ideas and unearth world-changing discoveries. Our $2 billion comprehensive campaign will elevate our academic excellence and pioneering research to forge a Brilliant Future for all. Let us transform lives. Let us be brilliant together.

An engaged alumni community strengthens the university. Alumni can engage with the university in a multiple of ways.

While we are a public university, approximately 10 percent of UCI’s budget comes from the state of California. That is why private support is so important. Your gift to UCI acts not only as a vote of confidence in our great work, but also as a powerful investment in the people and projects touched by Anteaters everywhere.

With our four campaign pillars – transforming healthcare and wellness, advancing the American dream, accelerating impactful research, exploring the human experience – UCI’s Brilliant Future Campaign will impact every corner of campus and beyond.

Planned gifts can be an advantageous way for you to support UCI. Not only are they a great vehicle to create a lasting legacy, but they can also provide special benefits to you, like guaranteed lifetime income and charitable tax deductions. If you would like to learn more about this type of giving to UCI, please call 949-824-6454, or visit the Office of Planned Giving website.

Making a gift to UCI has never been easier. You may use a credit card, check, money order, electronic funds transfer, or even give appreciated stock or other assets. For more information on the many ways to give, visit our How to Give section.

Some funds may not be available for online giving. Please contact the Gifts Office to make your gift by calling 949-824-0142 or emailing giving@uci.edu.

There are many ways to get involved and support UCI.

The ID number for gifts to the UCI Foundation is 95-2540117.

The UCI Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation (Tax ID 95-2540117). Your gift qualifies for tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. If your contribution qualifies, you will receive a gift receipt for your files. Consult your tax professional for more information.

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