Giving to UCLA Physical Sciences

In just over a century UCLA has become a world-renowned university with a Division of Physical Sciences ranked among the best in the world. We are a diverse and innovative community who are dedicated to exploring the frontiers of human knowledge, addressing the most pressing needs and curiosities of our world and universe, and educating our students to go on to contribute to the economic, social and intellectual vitality of our society.

Seven of UCLA’s eight Nobel Laureates have been from the Division of Physical Sciences, including our most recipient – Dr. Andrea Ghez, 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics. Our Division has one of the largest Ph.D. programs at the University and we are leading the way in pioneering and groundbreaking research that benefits not only our UCLA community, but also our local and global communities at-large.

Maintaining UCLA’s position as a world leader in the physical sciences is of the utmost importance and your partnership is critical in our collective success. With only 7% of our general funding coming from the state of California, so much of what we do would not be possible without philanthropic support.

We are incredibly proud of what our Division has accomplished thus far, in partnership with our amazing Bruin community – both on campus and around the world. As we look towards the future, I have identified six 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. We 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

The value of your support

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:

Matching Gift Program

UCLA Physical Sciences Dean Miguel García-Garibay is dedicating resources to inspire others to give through the Physical Sciences Matching Gift Program.

100% Matching Gifts to support diversity, equity and inclusivity

Qualifying gifts of $100,000 to $1 million to any Physical Sciences endowment aimed at increasing diversity, equity and inclusivity within the division will be matched at 100%.

We recognize the urgency to address social justice priorities and the critical need to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body. A broader pool of talent fosters greater scientific accomplishments and empowers underrepresented communities that significantly benefit our society. As a commitment to these efforts, gifts in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion will be considered at a more significant match. This program is aimed at significantly transforming the future of UCLA Physical Sciences through endowed support.

50% matching gifts for Physical Sciences endowments

Qualifying gifts of $100,000 to $1 million to all other Physical Sciences endowments will be matched at 50%.

Contact Brooke Sanders at (310) 903-6521 or to discuss details.

Unique giving opportunities

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Major in Data Theory studies at UCLA

Research institutes

Plasma Science and Technology

SPACE Institute

Climate and Wildfire Initiative

The UCLA Planetarium

Quantum Science and Technology

Contact Brooke Sanders at 310.903.6521 or to discuss details.

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

Our Development staff welcomes 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

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