At UC Irvine, our talented faculty and students work hard to generate new knowledge, find creative solutions to our world’s grand challenges, and serve our local and global communities in significant and far-reaching ways. But we don’t do it alone. We do it through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends – like our UCI Foundation trustees – who want to make a difference.

The UCI Foundation works to realize the brilliant future referenced in UCI’s strategic plan by mobilizing support, creating partnerships and offering transformative guidance. The mission of the UCI Foundation is to raise and manage private funds to support UCI’s broader mission of excellence in teaching, research and public service.

Message from Chair Gary Singer '74

“I am honored to give back to my alma mater and serve our constituents. When I was an undergraduate in the early 1970s, the university was on the forefront of technology and innovation. I see that same pioneering spirit in the university today. I look forward to supporting the impressive research, education and patient care that is taking place here.”

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Philanthropists will be among 24 honorees at Lauds & Laurels event