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Chancellor's Club
Investing in UCI students for more than 50 Years

Dear Chancellor's Club members,

I am delighted to take part in Giving Day 2023! As a first-generation student myself, I have seen firsthand the impact that education can have on someone’s life. Whether your pursuit is in the arts, stem or engineering, education has the power to change the trajectory of every person, from every background.

Today I invite you to consider giving to one of the longest standing club’s on campus. For the last 51 years, the Chancellor’s Club has focussed on the lives of our students – recognizing the areas of greatest needs and supporting them in various capacties as they face the complex world of higher education. In 2023, the Chancellor’s Club is committed to the support of first-generation college students who are pursuring advanced degrees at UCI.

Our provision of financial support to students serves the purpose of fostering a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus environment. It also helps establish a pipeline of proficient and committed professionals who are poised to make a significant difference not only in their areas of study, but in society. However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered our ability to fully realize our fundraising objectives. Nevertheless, with this Giving Day we have the opportunity to revitalize our club goals and regain our status as a premier model within the university community.

With your support of 20 membership renewals and 50 gifts, we will be able to support at least 3 students through their fellowships in the Graduate Division.

Your generosity will make a real and lasting difference in the lives of UC Irvine students, and it will help to ensure that the next generation of leaders have the support and resources they need to succeed.

Thank you for helping create a brilliant future for our students.

Marissa Norys

We invite current members to renew their membership or new members to join the Chancellor's Club to help unlock a $10,000 gift from Chancellor's Club Lifetime Member Jim Trollinger! Our membership levels are below and you can learn more about the benefits of membership here.

  • Blue & Gold Society – $1,500
  • Graduates of the Last Decade – $1,500 ($500 per year for three years)
  • Anteater Society – $2,500
  • Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Society – $5,000  
  • Founder's Society – $10,000  
  • Lifetime Member – $50,000  

If you are a current lifetime member or prefer to support the Chancellor's Club mission of empowering first-generation students with a more modest gift, you can help unlock $5,000 in bonus funds from the UCI Graduate Division with a gift today of any amount! 

Whether you join, renew or merely make a gift in support, thank you for your impact on our first-generation students. I hope to see you at a future Club event!

Chancellor's Club Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 41
2 HI 1
3 AA 0
James Trolinger and Pauline Abbott: 20 Membership Challenge!
Help us rise to the challenge and reach our goal of 20 membership renewals, which will help us unlock a $10,000 gift by James Trolinger & Pauline Abbott.
20 / 20 Gifts
Chancellor's Club: First-Generation Fellowship Support Challenge!
Be one of the first 50 supporters to make a gift of any amount to the Chancellor's Club to unlock a gift of $5,000 from the UCI Graduate Division!
50 / 50 Gifts
Student Outreach and Retention Center (SOAR) Parent Happy Hour Challenge
Five parents making a gift to any area of support on Giving Day from 5-7 PM PST will unlock a generous $5,000 gift to the Student Outreach and Retention Center from parents Sharon Sasaki and Robert Yamamoto!
5 / 5 Gifts
UCI Alumni Association Board Challenge
Be one of the first 200 alumni donors to make a gift to any area on Giving Day and unlock $10,000 in support for UCIAA!
200 / 200 Donors
UCI Parent Executive Board 25 Gift Challenge
The first 25 gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day will unlock $3,500 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! When we reach 25 gifts, the next tier of the challenge will be released!
25 / 25 Gifts
UCI Parent Executive Board 50 Gift Challenge
25 parents have made a gift and we've unlocked our first challenge! Now, once we've reached 50 total gifts from Parents to any area on Giving Day, we will unlock an additional $10,000 in bonus funds for the Anteater Grant Initiatives from the UCI Parent Executive Board! Thank you for helping unlock $13,500 in total support for AGI!
50 / 50 Gifts
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