A Message from Chancellor Drake

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We are embarking on an historic effort to raise $1 billion to continue our work in shaping the future for our students, community and beyond.

The challenges facing our global community are significant, but the opportunities are abundant. UC Irvine is shaping the future of the things that matter to you every day.

Chancellor Drake

California is already recognized as a world leader in business, entertainment and culture, medicine and technology. Through this campaign's success, UC Irvine will expand its role as a leading research and teaching institution and continue to invest in undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and other academic support.

We dream big here at UC Irvine - just like Californians have always done. Likewise, our goals are achievable. Through your support of UC Irvine's commitment to your health, the environment and the preparation of leaders who understand the global economy and culture, we will be at the forefront of innovation and positive change.

Each donation, whatever its size, brings us one step closer to reaching these goals and realizing our attainable dream of making the world a better place for all.

Thank you for your generosity and support.


Michael Drake 


Campaign Highlights

The campaign has touched virtually every aspect of the campus, including:

Doubling UCI's endowed chairs

200+ new student awards and 2,000+ scholarships and fellowships

Establishing and naming new schools, facilities and programs

Enhancing alumni and student engagement and philanthropy with more than 128,000 gifts made to the university during the campaign

Successful community and government relations programs and relationships

Opening of the UC Irvine Douglas Hospital; completion of the $50 million hospital campaign; as well as the dedication of Sue & Bill Gross Hall and the School of Medicine's new state-of-the-art medical education building

Setting historic annual fundraising records and significantly increasing the university's endowment

Strengthening connections to Orange County's business and community leaders through the University of California, Irvine Foundation and our school/program leadership councils

The creation of the UCI Foundation's Campaign Committee

Focused campaign themes in the areas of health, energy and the environment, global cultures and economies and frontiers of learning and the mind

UC Irvine's attracting the attention of peers across the country, with our Advancement team winning more than 55 CASE gold, silver and bronze awards for excellence since 2003 as well as CASE's Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award for the UCI Foundation's best practices and strategic planning programs