University of California, Riverside

Donor Week



Did you know...?

  • US News & World Report uses the percentage of alumni who donate to their university to help rank colleges. It doesn't matter how much you give, just as long as you give!
  • 86% of undergraduates at UCR receive aid
  • Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside is a comprehensive fundraising effort — the first in UCR’s history — that will raise money for students, faculty, research, programs, and facilities, and will be driven by campus academic priorities.
  • UCR currently has 55 “chairs” endowed by donors for specific purposes, and 18 of those have been created in the past three years.
  • “An endowed chair is one of the most important and honored spots in higher education, because it fosters academic excellence and recognizes superior faculty,” said UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. By the end of the current fundraising campaign in 2020, the goal is to have 75 endowed chairs.
  • 2015-16 marked 40 years of the UCR Alumni Association awarding scholarships to UCR students. 
  • The UCR Alumni Association distributed over $86,300 in scholarships in 2014-15$97,750 in scholarships in 2015-16
  • In 2015 -16  about 36% of needy undergraduates at UCR had a very low family income, averaging $30,100/year
  • UCR awarded over $334 million dollars in federal, state, and University aid to over 16,400 undergraduate students in 2014-15.
  • $12.7 million in scholarships was awarded to UCR students in 2014-15
  • UCR raised $20,768,717 in private support in 2012-13
  • 6,965 donors made gifts were made to UCR in 2013-14
  • Since 2010, seniors have raised $69,502 to support senior class gifts
  • Since 2012 Dance Marathon has raised over $140,000 for UCR students.
  • The Alumni Association has 7,660 members. Part of the funding from Alumni Association membership goes to support student success programs at UCR
  • Over 16,200 undergraduate students received over $341 million in federal, state, and university aid in 2015-16
  • 2016 was the first year UCR participated in Giving Tuesday! The average gift size was $223.
  • UCR raised $50,500  during November's 2016 Giving Tuesday's event! 
  • Tartan True is the collective effort of all Highlanders to ensure a better future for our world through annual financial support and volunteer service to the university. 
  • In 2013, a $1.5  million campaign was launched to guarantee funding for the Alumni Association Freshman Scholarship in perpetuity. Currently, over $1 million is in the fund and we need your help to reach our goal!

Sources: UCR Office of Financial Aid & UCR University Advancement

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 398-4887

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