At a time when more than half of our undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college, it is now more important than ever to understand their unique needs to ensure their success here at UCI and beyond. During these difficult times your generous support is still so important for our students who have been working remotely on their education.
As you can see from Jesus and Aleksandra’s testimonial below, higher education has the power to change lives.
“Thank you to the Chancellor's Club members for providing these incredible opportunities! I am humbled, grateful & honored to have been picked as a fellow this year. This fellowship was incredibly helpful especially during these trying times. Due to COVID-19 I lost my two main sources of income last year, this fellowship has allowed me the headspace to continue focusing on my thesis work, research, and community engagement and leadership. My research revolves around challenging our society's ideals on normality, by providing experiences via various forms of story-telling that further our understandings. I focus mainly on community engagement and the toxic practices that hold us back as individuals and as a society. Thank you for helping me to continue exercising my theory as practice!”
School of the Arts, Drama
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the UCI Chancellor’s Club for this Fellowship. My Ph.D. work on designing novel materials is mostly experimental in nature, and, due to very limited access to labs and research tools, this past year has been especially challenging. The generous support from the Fellowship has empowered me to overcome the obstacles imposed by the pandemic. Thank you for making it possible for me to stay on track in my dissertation year.”
Materials Science and Engineering
By making a gift today – during UCI Giving Day – to the Chancellor’s Club, you’re making a direct investment in our students and in the groundbreaking research that we do every day to bring about real change and impact to the world.
With your gift, so many students like Jesus and Aleksandra will succeed in so many ways.
Thank you for helping create a brilliant future for our students.
Director, Chancellor’s Club
While we appreciate gifts of all sizes to the Chancellor's Club for Excellence fund, we invite you to give at a membership level:
- Blue & Gold Society – $1,500
- Graduates of the Last Decade – $1,500
- Anteater Society – $2,500
- Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Society – $5,000
- Founder's Society – $10,000
- Lifetime Member – $50,000
Each year, members have the opportunity to curate their experience with volunteer, mentorship and career opportunities with UCI students. Chancellor’s Club members stay apprised of current initiatives and priorities through periodic communications, showcase events and exclusive university activities. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please click here.