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 Julie Hill

“The UCI Foundation board is committed to supporting the mission of the university and its world-class faculty and research, in addition to championing programs and opportunities that accelerate student success. It’s an honor to serve as chair, and to work with such a passionate group of volunteer leaders and advocates for higher education.” – Julie Hill, Chair

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Keep Up with Trustee and Philanthropy News

Philanthropist Stacey Nicholas pledges $3 million to School of Education

Support to endow new chair startup funding for environmental education project

UCI parents gift $1 million to support students

Kathleen and Mark Santora’s donation will aid underserved students