UCI Giving Day 2021

UCI GIVING DAY IS APRIL 28, 2021

Great things happen when the UCI community comes together. 

We hope you will be able to join us for UCI Giving Day 2021 to support ground-breaking research, essential student resources, healthcare initiatives and academic opportunities.

The impact of UCI Giving Day is as limitless as the generosity of our community. No matter the size of your gift, your participation in UCI Giving Day has a direct impact on our ability to provide increased support to students, faculty, staff and programs around the university. Together, we can build a brilliant future.

This year, in addition to our goal of raising 2,400 gifts in 24 hours, we have a goal of reaching 1,000 alumni donors. Let’s show our community and the world what Anteaters can do. Every gift counts.

Be sure to follow our journey here on our Giving Day webpage, but also through social media by following #ucigivingday. Additional initiatives and giving challenges are being added to the Giving Day website daily!

 

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The Kennedy Family Student Wellbeing Match
All gifts made in support of the Parent and Family Campaign for Student Success will be matched dollar for dollar by UCI Parent Executive Board (PEB) members Cindy and Tom Kennedy, up to $10,000. The donation will support initiatives to improve student wellbeing through the PEB’s Anteater Grant Initiative, which biannually allocates funding to projects spearheaded by UCI entities to advance student academic and mental health outcomes.
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CTSA Dean’s Scholarship Match
Double your impact! An anonymous donor will match every gift towards the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dean’s Scholarship Fund dollar for dollar, up to $1,000.
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Mary Gilly and John Graham Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Double your impact! Mary Gilly and John Graham will match every gift towards the New Swan Actors Fund dollar for dollar, up to $2,500.
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OLLI Match
All donations to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will be matched one-to-one, up to $1000.
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UROP Matching Challenge
Double your impact today. The first $10,000 in gifts made in support of UROP will be matched dollar for dollar by community leaders Zhihai Li and James Wu.
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Dean Miller Dollar for Dollar Match
Double your impact today! Dean Miller will generously match your gift to the Humanities Dean's Excellence Fund for the first $5,000 given today.
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CalTeach Program Leadership Match
Double your impact! Thanks to generous donations by CalTeach Program Leadership, the first gifts up to $2,000 will be matched 1:1 this Giving Day!
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Armenian Language Fund Matching Challenge
Thanks to a generous gift from Professor V. Ara Apkarian and Dr. Alice Apkarian, all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to the first $10,000 raised toward the Armenian Language Fund!
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Brian Fargo's Matching Challenge for Tinnitus Research
Double your impact today! All gifts in support of Tinnitus Research will be matched dollar for dollar by Brian Fargo, CEO of InXile Entertainment.
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Asian American Studies $2,500 Match
Double your impact! Gifts made to Asian American Studies will be matched 1:1, up to $2,500, by Dr. Mary Ann Takemoto and Christina Woo.
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UCI Libraries Dollar for Dollar Match
Tungsten Rings & Co. will match every gift, up to the first $2,000, doubling your donation.
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Kidney Transplantation Match
Double your impact! The first $1,500 contributed to Kidney Transplantation today will be matched 1:1 by our generous donors, Dr. James Doti and Janice and Dan Herman.
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The White Family Physical Sciences Match
Double your impact today! All gifts to the School of Physical Sciences will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 by Edda and Stanley White.
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Orthopaedic Surgery Chairman's Match
Nitin N. Bhatia, M.D. and his family will generously match the first $5,000 of donations today.
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Pete Fischler Men's Water Polo Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Men’s Water Polo program will be matched 1:1 by Pete Fischler, up to $2,500.
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Pete Fischler Women's Water Polo Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Women’s Water Polo program will be matched 1:1 by Pete Fischler, up to $2,500.
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Shannon (Flint) Eusey Women’s Volleyball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Women’s Volleyball Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alumna and former Women’s Volleyball student-athlete Shannon (Flint) Eusey, up to $5,000.
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Keston Hiura’s Baseball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts to the Baseball program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alumnus, former baseball student-athlete, and current infielder of the Milwaukee Brewers Keston Hiura, up to $5,000.
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Student Success Initiatives Match Opportunity
Be one of the first $2,500 in support of UCI Student Success Initiatives today and your impact will be doubled through the generosity of Kathleen & Mark Santora.
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Lionakis Foundation FRESH Hub Match
Double your impact in support of student wellness! Thanks to generous donations by the Lionakis Foundation, the first gifts up to $1,250 will be matched 1:1 this Giving Day!
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Julian Eison Track and Field and Cross Country Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Track and Field and Cross Country program will be matched 1:1 by 2009 UCI alum and former track and field student-athlete Julian Eison, up to $5,000.
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Oliver Plattner Track and Field and Cross Country Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the Track and Field and Cross Country program will be matched 1:1 by 2009 UCI alum and former track and field student-athlete Oliver Plattner, up to $5,000.
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Charlie Brande Women’s Volleyball Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Women’s Volleyball Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alum and former UCI Women’s and Men’s Volleyball head coach Charlie Brande, up to $4,000.
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Felipe Silva Men’s Soccer Match Gift
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Men’s Soccer Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI alumnus and former Men’s Soccer student-athlete Felipe Silva, up to $1,000.
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Scott Cosel Men’s Basketball Match
Double your impact! All gifts made to the Men’s Basketball Program will be matched 1:1 by UCI OIT staff member Scott Cosel, up to $8,000.
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School of Education Faculty Matching Challenge
Your generosity will be matched up to the first $500 for the Scholarships for Promising Teachers. Thank you to MAT leadership faculty Virginia Panish, Elizabeth Van Es, Susan Toma-Berge, and Rossella Santagata for powering this match!!
$10,000
Parent Executive Board 100 Donor Challenge
Every 25 gifts made to the Parent and Family Campaign for Student Success will unlock a generous matching gift of $10,000 from the UCI Parent Executive Board, up to $40,000.
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$2,500
First 25 Gifts Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $2,500 gift for student scholarships from Cheryll and Richard Ruszat by being one of the first 25 donors to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
25 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Diane and Igal Silber 50 Gifts Challenge
When we reach 50 gifts, we will unlock a generous $5,000 gift from Diane and Igal Silber. That’s another ten scholarships for students at Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
50 Gift Goal
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$2,500
Cheryll and Richard Ruszat 75 Gifts Challenge
When we hit 75 gifts, we will unlock another $2,500 from Cheryll and Richard Ruszat for student scholarships. Help us rise to the challenge and make a gift to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
75 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Julia Lupton and Kenneth Reinhard First 10 Gifts Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $1,000 gift for New Swan Actors from Julia Lupton and Kenneth Reinhard by being one of the first 10 donors.
10 Gift Goal
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$2,500
15 Gifts Challenge
If we reach 15 gifts, we will unlock an additional $2,500 gift from Mary Gilly and John Graham to support our actors.
15 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Valerie Glass 20 Gifts Challenge
When we hit 20 gifts we will unlock a generous gift of $5,000 from Valerie Glass. Help us rise to the challenge and make a gift to the New Swan Actors Fund.
20 Gift Goal
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$25,000
Honors Collegium 50 Gifts Challenge
Make one of the first 50 gifts to Campuswide Honors Collegium, and help us unlock a $25,000 challenge gift from a generous anonymous donor.
50 Gift Goal
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$25,000
Honors Collegium 100 Gifts Challenge
Continue your support of our honors students and help us reach our 100 gift goal to unlock another $25,000 from a generous anonymous donor.
100 Gift Goal
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$5,000
SPPS Scholarship Challenge
Dean Hirsch has issued a Giving Day challenge! When we reach 60 gifts to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences scholarship, we’ll unlock $5,000 in additional funding!
60 Gift Goal
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$3,000
Alumni Chapters Giving Challenge
If the alumni chapters contribute a combined total of 200 gifts on Giving Day, the Yocca family will contribute $3,000 to support first generation scholarships.
200 Gift Goal
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$4,100
Libraries Leadership 41 Donor Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of former University Librarian Dr. Calvin J. Boyer and his wife, Mrs. Ruth R. Boyer, and current members of Libraries leadership, the first 41 gifts to the Libraries will unlock a gift of $4100.
41 Gift Goal
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$2,500
UCI MIND 50 Donors Belmont Village Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $2,500 gift in support of Alzheimer's research from Belmont Village by being one of the first 50 donors to UCI MIND today.
50 Gift Goal
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$15,000
Men's Health 30 Donors Challenge
Help Men’s Health meet the challenge! Thanks to a generous donor, the first 30 donors to the Men’s Health Fund will unlock a $15,000 gift in honor of Dr. Wadie Najm.
30 Gift Goal
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$8,000
The Department of Urology 60 Donors Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $8,000 gift from The Tigger Fund in support of the Department of Urology Curiosity & Innovation fund when we reach 60 donors today!
60 Gift Goal
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$2,500
ICS 25 Donors for $2,500 Challenge
Today, help us unlock a generous $2,500 gift from ICS alumnus Jim Hobbs and his wife Monica, by being one of the first 25 donors to the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences!
25 Gift Goal
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$2,500
Jim and Monica Hobbs ICS 50 Donors Challenge
Thank you for helping ICS unlock our first challenge. Now, help us reach 50 donors and we will unlock another $2,500 from ICS alumnus Jim Hobbs and his wife Monica!
50 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Orthopaedic Surgery Chairman's 50 Gifts Challenge
When we reach 50 gifts of any amount, Nitin N. Bhatia, M.D. and his family will contribute an additional $5,000 to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
50 Gift Goal
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$50,000
Stem Cell Research Center Seed Grant Challenge
Help us rise to the challenge! When we reach 50 gifts today, we will unlock $50,000 from a generous benefactor.
50 Gift Goal
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$5,000
Eye Mobile for Children Challenge
Today, be one of the first 50 donors to GHEI, and help us unlock an additional $5,000 in support from Karen and Rod Walker for the GHEI Eye Mobile for Children!
50 Gift Goal
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$20,000
Alex Parker 25 Donor Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $20,000 gift supporting emergency COVID relief from Anteater Engineering parent, Alex Parker, by being one of the first 25 donors to the Samueli School of Engineering!
25 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Public Health Dean's Challenge
Dean Boden-Albala has issued a giving challenge. When we reach 65 gifts to Public Health today, we’ll unlock $1,000 in additional funding for student scholarships!
65 Gift Goal
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$20,000
Borowski Baseball Challenge
Help the Baseball program unlock a generous $20,000 gift from UCI alumnus and former baseball student-athlete Steve Borowski after 50 gifts are made to the baseball program.
50 Gift Goal
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$10,000
David Szekeres Men’s Soccer Challenge Gift
Help the Men’s Soccer Program unlock a generous $10,000 gift from UCI alumnus and former Men’s Soccer student-athlete David Szekeres by reaching 75 total gifts for the program on Giving Day.
75 Gift Goal
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$50,000
Center for Hearing Research 15 Gifts Challenge
The Chen-Lin Education & Culture Foundation has offered a Giving Day challenge! Make one of the first 15 gifts to the Center for Hearing and Research today, and help us unlock $50,000 for the new Endowed Lectureship. Every gift counts!
15 Gift Goal
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$50,000
Center for Hearing Research 30 Gifts Challenge
When we reach 30 gifts to the Center for Hearing Research, the Chen-Lin Education & Culture Foundation will donate an additional $50,000 to the new Endowed Lectureship for the Center for Hearing Research – resulting in a total challenge gift of $100,000!
$30 Goal
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$1,000
ANTrepreneur Center 50 Donor Challenge
Join us in support of ANTrepreneurs and help us reach our 50 gift goal to unlock $1,000 from Ahn Tran today.
$50 Goal
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$1,000
Student Success Initiatives 40 Donor Challenge
Be one of the first 40 donors in support of UCI Student Success Initiatives today and your impact will unlock a $1,000 gift through the generosity of Cindy Shelton & Gary Nash.
40 Gift Goal
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$777
Double the Donors Challenge!
Last Giving Day, nine UCI Alumni in Japan donors gave $820. Let's double the number of donors this year to 18 donors and unlock a gift of $777!
18 Gift Goal
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$25,000
UCI Diabetes Center Challenge
Help the UCI Diabetes Center meet the challenge! Thanks to a generous donor, the first 25 gifts made today will unlock a $25,000 gift.
25 Gift Goal
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$500
FRESH Hub Giving Challenge
Help us reach 25 individual gifts to unlock a $500 donation from Scott Cosel, UCI OIT Staff Member
25 Gift Goal
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