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

Dear Chancellor’s Club members,

I'm delighted to take part in Giving Day 2024, a moment that allows me to reflect on my own journey as a first-generation student and appreciate the university's unwavering dedication to supporting its community through challenging times. Education, irrespective of the field, holds the power to alter destinies and bridge the gap between dreams and reality for individuals from all walks of life.

For over five decades, the Chancellor's Club has stood as a beacon of hope and support for the UC Irvine student body, dedicating itself to identifying and fulfilling the most pressing needs of our students. This year, we renew our commitment to fostering an inclusive academic environment by supporting first-generation students pursuing advanced degrees, thereby enhancing campus diversity and equity.

Our goal for Giving Day 2024 is ambitious yet vital: to secure $50,000 which would significantly increase our support for student fellowships in the Graduate Division. With your help, we can offer at least three more students the financial backing they need to complete their studies without the burden of financial stress.

The Chancellor's Club Fellowship awardees—Lindsey Soles, Karem Delgado, and Jesus Enrique Lopez Vargas—radiate gratitude for the support that empowers their aspirations, captured during the 2023 Chancellor’s Club Spring Update.

Your participation and generosity can make this Giving Day a landmark event for UC Irvine, reinforcing our collective legacy of shaping future leaders and innovators. Together, we can ensure that every Anteater has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to a brighter, more inclusive future.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Chancellor’s Club on this Giving Day. Your support is not just a donation; it's an investment in the brilliant future of our students and society.

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 Members Jim Trolinger and Pauline Abbott!

Our membership levels are below and you can learn more about the benefits of membership here.

Recent Graduate (Five years post-graduation) – $250
Blue & Gold Society – $1,500
Anteater Society – $2,500
Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Society – $5,000
Founder's Society – $10,000
Lifetime Member – $50,000

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 56
2 GA 1
2 DC 1
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Elsa and Nick Yocca First-Generation Fellowships Challenge
Your contribution to any of the chapter scholarship funds not only helps deserving students but also unlocks a wonderful gift for first-generation graduate student fellowships. When 125 total gifts are made to participating UCIAA Chapter Scholarship funds, a donation of $1,500 from Elsa and Nick Yocca will be unlocked to support first-generation graduate division students. Join us in making a difference today!
125 / 125 Gifts
Chancellor's Club Ahn Tran & Terry Kuo $10,000 Match
Thanks to a generous commitment from Chancellor's Club lifetime members Ahn Tran & Terry Kuo, every gift made to the Chancellor's Club will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!
$10,000 MATCHED
Tyler's Tribe 20 Gifts for $20,000 Challenge
Empower ALS research by championing first-generation scholars: once 20 gifts have been made to the Chancellor's Club, we will unlock a $20,000 gift from the Tyler's Tribe Foundation!
20 / 20 Gifts
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
Chancellor's Club Jim Trolinger & Pauline Abbott 50 Gifts for $35,000 Challenge
Help unlock $35,000 in support of our first-generation graduate students! Be one of the first 50 supporters to make a gift of any amount to the Chancellor's Club to unlock this generous gift from Chancellor's Club lifetime members Jim Trolinger and Pauline Abbott!
50 / 50 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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