Giving to UCLA Physical Sciences

You are key to our success

UCLA is a world leader in the physical sciences

We’re proud of our achievements, but focused on the future. With just 7% of our funding coming from the state, philanthropic support is essential to our success. From supporting graduate student researchers, to helping grow our impactful faculty. Contributing to vital research institutes and ensuring our undergraduates are taken care of. 

We will feel the impact of your gift, regardless of its size. Please consider investing in the faculty, students, and research of the UCLA Physical Sciences.

Support Our Current Major Initiatives

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Undergraduate Major in Data Theory studies at UCLA

The First of its Kind in the World

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Quantum Science and Technology

A New Hub for Quantum Innovation

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Plasma Science and Technology

The largest university-based research effort in the world

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SPACE Institute

A new era of UCLA’s leadership in Space

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Climate and Wildfire Institute at UCLA

Science-based solutions to our region’s climate challenges

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The UCLA Planetarium

Help modernize and secure the future of this beloved campus landmark

Your gift will contribute towards educating the next generation of diverse and innovative students, inspiringfuture generations of pioneering leaders, making scientific breakthroughs that shatter the boundaries of what is currently possible and expanding the frontiers of human knowledge for the benefit of all. These funds fuel critical efforts prioritized by the dean:

  • Faculty recruitment and retention.
  • Important research opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs.
  • Capital improvements that bolster our facilities and science outreach to K-12 schools and the wider Los Angeles community.
  • Support for the critically important, high impact, and Nobel Prize winning research conducted by our world renowned faculty, researchers, and students.

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. We also have a strong matching gift program to maximize the impact of your gift.

Our Development Staff

We welcome the opportunity to talk about your giving plans. Feel free to reach out to us to begin a discussion about leaving your own legacy as a Physical Sciences donor.

Brooke Sanders
Executive Director of Development

Amber Buggs
Director of Development

Rachel Scott Foster
Director of Development

Loida De Leon
Senior Associate Director of Development

Madeleine Martin
Associate Director of Development