To realize the brilliant future referenced in the University of California, Irvine’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.

To this end, the UCI Foundation advises university leadership in all areas related to public trust, investments and philanthropy; mobilizes existing and potential supporters to help grow the university’s endowment; and engages with appropriate stakeholders to advance fundraising efforts aligned with the university’s strategic plan. The UCI Foundation also aims to build stronger networks of support around deans, directors and health leaders to advance UCI’s contributions to the region; engages with the schools, units and departments in strategic advisory and advocacy roles; and facilitates regional and global partnerships that expand UCI’s capacity to improve lives.