University of California, Riverside

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Areas to Support

  • ARTSblock

    Comprising California Museum of Photography, Sweeney Art Gallery, and The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on a single city block of downtown Riverside’s bustling Main Street pedestrian plaza, ARTSblock is an internationally-recognized visual and performing arts center that serves as a cultural anchor for the university and the region.

    ARTSblock

  • Athletics

    The Highlanders compete in 17 sports at the NCAA Division I level, the highest level of collegiate competition in the country. Proud members of the Big West Conference, a group of nine schools all based within the state of California, the Athletics program at UCR enhances the reputation of the university and provides student-athletes with the opportunity for growth outside the classroom.

    Athletics

  • Botanic Gardens

    Nestled in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains on the east side of campus, the UCR Botanic Gardens cover 40 hilly acres, connecting people with nature. As a living classroom without walls, the gardens provide a wide assortment of materials for courses at UCR as well as other local schools in courses ranging from botany and anthropology to entomology and photography. Visitors to campus come to explore the four miles of scenic trails, view our more than 3,500 plant species from around the world — or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beauty.

    Botanic Gardens

  • The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

    Producing engineers with the knowledge to serve rapidly-changing technology and conducting cutting-edge research, Bourns College of Engineering is a catalyst for industrial growth in Inland Southern California, the state, and the world.

    The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS)

    A combination of the arts, humanities, and social sciences create a unique environment to examine diverse dimensions of social and historical life and human meaning.

    College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

    Evolving out of the Citrus Experiment Station, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences brings together the study of agricultural, life, physical, and mathematical sciences for collaboration.

    College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

  • Graduate School of Education

    A professional school responsible for linking research, instruction, and service in the field of education, programs help educators at all levels take on today’s toughest education challenges.

    Graduate School of Education

  • School of Business

    Preparing students for management and leadership roles in today’s global landscape, the School of Business offers MBA and Ph.D. programs, and the largest undergraduate program in the UC system.

    School of Business

  • School of Medicine

    Opened in 2013, UCR's medical school is educating the next generation of physicians for the medically underserved Inland Southern California region. 

    School of Medicine

  • School of Public Policy

    Working in partnership with policy makers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in our area and around the world, faculty and students in the School of Public Policy address complex issues facing growing communities today.

    School of Public Policy

  • UCR Extension

    For more than 50 years, UCR Extension has provided educational opportunities to people of all ages seeking professional advancement, personal fulfillment, and fun ways to learn new skills. UC Riverside Extension operates independently as a nonprofit division of UCR.

    UCR Extension

  • UCR Library

    With three million volumes, 28,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions, 1.7 million microforms, 300,000 government information sources, and access to 500,000 e-books, music, and media collections, the UCR Library serves the research and teaching needs of the campus and also serves the community as the regional research library for the Inland Empire.

    UCR Library

  • UCR Palm Desert Center

    UCR Palm Desert Center is Coachella Valley’s site where students, faculty, supporters, and friends gather to advance knowledge and wisdom, tackle society’s challenges, and pursue intellectual and personal fulfillment.

    UCR Palm Desert Center

  • Scholarships

    Gifts towards UCR scholarship funds play a critical role in enabling the best and brightest students to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

  • Living the Promise Fund

    Allowing university leaders to support needs and commitments that arise during the school year, the Living the Promise Fund is an unrestricted fund supported by gifts raised through direct mail mail and e-philanthropy.

     

Annual Giving

Your annual gift to UCR stays true to the tradition that links all Highlanders: providing support for the student experience, research, and programs most meaningful to you and to our campus.


Every Gift Matters

The number of individuals contributing to the university is just as significant as the dollars we raise. The more people who make a gift, the more good UCR can do in the world.


Every Year Matters

Supporting extraordinary students and faculty takes extraordinary resources. The funds provided by annual gifts are spent each year, and the university’s important work of preparing leaders, improving lives, and creating art continues year in and year out.

Gift Planning

Whether you are looking to make a gift now or planning for future giving through bequests in your will, IRA or retirement accounts, charitable annuities, or trusts, the Office of Gift Planning can help. Please contact us at (951) 827-3793 or e-mail giftplanning@ucr.edu.

To explore how you can make an impact at UCR through a legacy gift, or to read examples of how others have done so, visit Plan My Legacy.

R'Gift

The R'Gift class gift campaign is a UCR tradition celebrating UCR's philanthropic spirit among the graduating class. Graduates begin their legacy of giving to the university as proud Highlander alumni by paying it forward with a gift to the program or area on campus they love most, or paying tribute to the professor or advisor that helped them along the way.

Join the Highlander family of supporters and donors, or make a gift on behalf of a graduating student.

Make your gift todayuse appeal code: 18RGIFT

Faculty and Staff Giving

If you are a UCR employee, you may authorize UCR’s Payroll Department to take a monthly deduction from your paycheck and designate a campus program, school, or department to receive your gift.

  1. Download the payroll deduction form.
  2. Print the form, fill it out, sign and send the form to:

UCR Foundation
Hinderaker Hall 1136
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521

Foundation and Corporate Giving

UCR has a long and successful history of partnering with national, regional and family foundations. The Foundation Relations team is available to assist foundation partners with visits to campus, meetings with faculty and key leadership, and other UCR connections

Contact us to request information, schedule a visit, enjoy a customized tour of campus facilities or arrange for an on-site visit with our knowledgeable team. We look forward to discussing your next philanthropic endeavor or strategic partnership.

Foundation Development

UCR has a long and successful history of partnering with national, regional, and family foundations. The Foundation Relations team is available to assist foundation partners with visits to campus, meetings with faculty and key leadership, and other UCR connections.

Contact us to request information, schedule a visit, enjoy a customized tour of campus facilities, or arrange for an on-site visit with one of our knowledgeable staff. We look forward to discussing your next philanthropic endeavor or strategic partnership.


Bryan Carlson
Executive Director of Foundation Development
bryan.carlson@ucr.edu | (951) 827-4592


Cassie Riger
Director, Foundation Development
cassie.riger@ucr.edu | (951) 827-7143