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Young Alumni Council

We’re the Young Alumni Council – a group of UCI graduates of the last decade dedicated to creating pathways for fellow young alumni to achieve personal and professional success, all while engaging with UCI.

Let’s be real. Getting the call to “donate” is not the first thing you want to hear from your alma mater. Plus, donating sounds like you have to give a lot in order to make an impact. We get it. But if we ALL donated a cup of coffee or a Chipotle bowl – together we could help pay it forward.

We know the cost of education can be a significant burden. Because of this, our goal this year is to raise $3,000 – hoping to significantly support two outstanding scholars.  
By giving to our scholarship, you have the power to change the trajectory of a student’s life – $5, $10, $15 at a time. All donations are a mighty donation. Help a student pay those lab fees, book costs, parking permits, etc. that we all know can add up.
Your support is a powerful way to make a difference! Give today!


Nora Naguib-Estefanous

Political Science; Class of 2027

Nora has dedicated the past year to focusing on her studies while immersing herself into college life. She has recently gotten involved in Best Buddies (a club that helps students with disabilities) and the Pre-Law Society. As a young child, whenever Nora was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, a teacher was always her response. She’s starstruck by the idea of sharing her knowledge with people. During the pandemic, many students struggled with their education and needed extra support from their schools. Glenview Elementary School made a program where students could receive tutorial help through Zoom from teachers and volunteers. Nora was able to offer her time to help with math and reading and began noticing a positive difference in her students. They were excited to learn, which in turn, excited her. Once the pandemic ended, she continued her work with the school, volunteering every Wednesday after school to help with their childcare program. She has been able to use these skills to be successful at UCI and she hopes to carry them into her future career.

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 63
2 VA 2
3 NJ 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!
Young Alumni Council KHK Solutions Anteater Fundraising Challenge
At KHK Solutions, we focus on supporting our clients with fundraising and consulting solutions so they can focus on building movements. Core to our mission of fostering change is our roots in the Anteater community and our belief in the need for everyone to learn the skills of fundraising. That is why we are launching the KHK Solutions Anteater Fundraising Challenge: We will donate $1,000 to the UCI Young Alumni Council fund if the fund reaches at least $1,000 in raised donations this year!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
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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