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Eater Nation Fund
Support the Eater Nation Fund and our student-athletes on UCI Giving Day!

Today is an exciting opportunity for Anteaters to celebrate our winning traditions and invest in our future. For over 50 years, UCI student-athletes have proudly represented their university. Our Anteater student-athletes have won 28 National Championships and 126 Conference Championships, and consist of 589 All-American honorees, 73 Olympic participants and over 4,000 Scholar-Athletes. As we strive to build upon these accomplishments, it is our goal to elevate UC Irvine Athletics to further national prominence.

During the 2022-23 season, the Anteaters claimed four Big West regular season titles, two Big West Championship wins and had two NCAA appearances. Four teams would end the year ranked nationally and 12 Anteater student-athletes would garner All-American honors. 

UCI kept the success rolling into the Fall, capturing three Big West titles in a span of 15 days. Men’s and women’s soccer and men’s water polo all made NCAA appearances with women’s soccer advancing to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years.


To compete at the highest level of NCAA Division I Athletics, your generosity and support is more critical than ever. Gifts to the Eater Nation Fund support our outstanding 350+ student-athletes to excel at the highest level academically and athletically. Your gift will provide support to the following areas:

  • Student-Athlete Scholarships
  • Academic Support
  • Recruiting Efforts
  • Facility Enhancements
  • Sports Medicine
  • Equipment Upgrades
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Other Budget Relieving Expenses

Now is the time to invest in our future. Join us on UCI Giving Day and make a difference in the lives of our student-athletes. Every gift counts!


Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 10
2 MI 1
3 AA 0
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!
Rip 'em Eaters Challenge
Thanks to a generous commitment from UCI Foundation trustees Mark & Kathleen Santora, the top-5 UCI Athletics programs with the largest growth in donors over last year's Giving Day will share a bonus prize of $10,000!
Rank Prize Program % +/- Goal
1 $3,500 Eater Nation Fund +57.14% 11
goal: 7
2 $2,000 Anteater Band & Spirit Squad +53.12% 49
goal: 32
3 $1,750 Mens Volleyball +46.22% 174
goal: 119
4 $1,500 Mens Water Polo +17.65% 40
goal: 34
5 $1,250 Womens Tennis +6.25% 17
goal: 16
Anteater Athletics - Most Dollars Raised
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day! Most dollars raised gets bragging rights!
Rank Department Raised
1 Mens Volleyball $120,733.00
2 Mens Basketball $63,108.00
3 Baseball $45,974.10
4 Mens Soccer $43,000.00
5 Womens Basketball $36,882.00
Anteater Athletics - Most Gifts Received
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day. Most gifts receives bragging rights!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Mens Volleyball 174
2 Mens Soccer 117
3 Baseball 96
4 Womens Basketball 78
5 Mens Basketball 60
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
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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