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Black Alumni Chapter

“Black Excellence Yesterday, Today and Forever.” This theme reflects the type of students and alumni that have passed through the doors of UCI and the quality of current students.

Giving Day 2024 is an opportunity for us to donate money on behalf of the UCI Black Alumni Chapter. This is a 24-hour event where alumni, friends, family and others can donate to our chapter. One hundred percent of the funds raised on this day go toward scholarships for our students. 

Over the past several years, our chapter has given out thousands of dollars to students. We have also worked closely with many students and student organizations to help them during their collegiate journey. The cost of school today is expensive. More importantly, many of us remember those days of having limited resources and funds to help us make it through.

This year we are asking everyone to support us more than we ever have over any of the previous years during Giving Day. This academic year began with an unprecedented turnout and fundraising amount at the 2023 Black Alumni Chapter reunion. 

Our goal for 2024 Giving Day is to continue our record-breaking level of support. Today’s students are our future, and they represent “Black Excellence, Forever.” Simply said, help us help them.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of the UCI Black Alumni Chapter. 

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Black Alumni Chapter Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 67
2 GA 1
2 IL 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
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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