Giving to UCLA Physical Sciences


Here at UCLA we are the engine for real-world advances in the physical sciences that positively affect our lives in so many ways. Our research serves as the basis for discovery and innovation, and stimulates our state, national and global economy in the process. Our world-class reputation for excellence in teaching and research is bolstered by collaboration all across campus among researchers in the life sciences, medicine and engineering.

Maintaining UCLA’s position as a world leader in the physical sciences is of the utmost importance in order to reap the benefits of our research and speed the pace of discovery, for the benefit of all of society. Yet state funding for UCLA continues its downward trend, and there is renewed urgency to invest in UCLA physical sciences.

I have identified four philanthropic priorities that, with your generous support, will enable us to expand the boundaries of knowledge and continue educating the most promising young scientists who will make the groundbreaking discoveries of tomorrow.

Your gift, regardless of its size, will have an impact, so I hope you will consider investing in the faculty, students and research of the UCLA Physical Sciences.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miguel A. García-Garibay
Dean of Physical Sciences

Latest giving news:

Professor endows UCLA faculty chair in mathematics
Division of Physical Sciences receives $2 million from physicist–philanthropist Mani Bhaumik

The value of your support

Gifts contribute to the world-class education that students receive within the Physical Sciences at UCLA. These funds fuel critical efforts prioritized by the dean:

  • Faculty recruitment and retention
  • Support for undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs to be able to work on campus and focus on their research
  • Initiatives including capital improvements that bolster our facilities and science outreach provided to K-12 schools and the wider Los Angeles community
  • Support for the life-changing research being conducted in our laboratories, and the programs open to our students.

Make a match

Through June 30, 2018 (or until matching funds are exhausted), the UCLA Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match program will add 50 percent to the value of all qualifying gifts for endowed graduate fellowships. With the Chancellor’s Match, a $250,000 gift automatically becomes $375,000 to support high-achieving graduate students. A $1 million fellowship gift automatically becomes $1.5 million.

Click here to read more about this opportunity.

Ways to give

Giving to UCLA Physical Sciences is as unique as the alumni and friends who make these contributions to our students, faculty, programs, and resources. Avenues include annual gifts, endowments that live on in perpetuity, corporate matches, foundational grants, and bequests or other planned gifts. Our Development staff welcome the opportunity to talk about your giving plans. Feel free to reach out to them to begin a discussion about leaving your own legacy as a Physical Sciences donor:

Brooke Sanders, executive director of development, 310-794-9045,

Sharon Chang, director of development, 310-206-6347,

Desirae Vanek, associate director of development, 310-267-5194,

Elizabeth Trejo, assistant director of development, 310-206-8023,