But challenges must not overwhelm hope.
Solutions can be found.
That's what great universities do.
The faculty, students and alumni of the University of California, Irvine, in partnership with our supporters, are shaping the future of the things that matter to you.
UCI is leveraging its world class strengths to shape the future in areas of national and global importance to make a positive impact on humanity We are raising $1 billion to advance our campus in major initiatives that promise to change the world
These issues matter to all of us. UC Irvine has both the people and expertise to find solutions in all of these areas. For California and the United States to succeed, we must prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators, pioneer new technologies and understand and benefit from the global economy and culture.
That's why volunteers, community leaders, parents, friends and alumni have come together to organize UC Irvine's Shaping the Future campaign. This is the largest private fundraising effort in the university's history. Over the next several years, we will raise $1 billion to address these critical issues.
We need your help to take on today's toughest challenges. We've learned that hard work by bright and caring people greatly benefits our community and our state. Their hard work also produces valuable new products and services that boost our economy.
This website includes many stories about the faculty and students who are making a difference, from university entrepreneurs creating new businesses to doctors saving lives with breakthrough medical discoveries.
How can you get involved in the UC Irvine campaign? You can help by giving. You can volunteer to be an advocate for the university with your friends and family. You can let us know the issues that matter to you and how UC Irvine can help.
Be part of shaping the future of the issues that matter to us all. It's what great universities do. It's what great people do.
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