Make a gift today to support UCI Humanities

Thank you for considering a gift to UCI School of Humanities! Your support is crucial to the continued success of UCI Humanities, our students, and our faculty. Our mission is to clarify our histories, deepen our imagination, sharpen our logical and critical tools, and open vistas on the cultural diversity of our shared world. UCI’s School of Humanities is uniquely positioned to make a lasting impact as we engage with the momentous issues of our time. However, only with your support can we realize our full potential. Please join us as we explore big questions and ideas that matter.

Your philanthropy makes a positive difference to our students, faculty, and the community. Your membership in the Friends of Humanities will help us meet the greatest needs of our School, supporting promising students and talented faculty and creating public impact. Scholarships, education abroad, and experiential learning for our undergraduates; summer research funds for graduate students; and public lectures which bring engaging and insightful speakers from around the globe to our campus to share their expertise – these are made possible with support of our philanthropic community.

The Friends of Humanities annual membership recognizes the extraordinary generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, and staff who make gifts of $1,000 or more to the School in one twelve-month period. All gifts, matching gifts, pledges and pledge payments count towards membership. Members receive invitations to a variety of special events including our annual donor recognition ceremony and more. Members know their generosity has a direct, positive influence on the phenomenal faculty and students of UCI Humanities.

If you would like to make a larger impact, please consider pledging your support with a 5-year commitment. Your multi-year pledge allows the school to make long-term plans with increased financial security.

Thank you for your support!
Friends of Humanities Giving Levels

LevelDescription Included Courtesies
Friend: $1,000

At this level, your gift can support an undergraduate student’s experiential learning opportunity. These can be life-changing for a college student.

*If you graduated within the past 5 years, we invite you to join with a gift of $250 or more.
**If you graduated 6-10 years ago, we invite you to join with a gift of $500 or more.

• Invitation to the bi-annual State of the Humanities Conference Call with the Dean
• Opportunity to participate in annual career networking and mentoring event
• A faculty book related to your areas of interest
• Tour of the campus

Scholar: $2,500
At this level, your gift can support an undergraduate summer internship. Internships make a tremendous difference in a student’s understanding of career options, while building their professional network and resume. • All courtesies listed above +
• Invitations to exclusive events with school leadership and faculty, including priority seating when
• Daily parking permit up to 2 per year
Learned: $5,500
At this level, your gift can support a summer research opportunity for a graduate student, helping them accelerate their time to graduation while providing career-enhancing experiences. • All courtesies listed above +
• UCI Humanities private dinner after select event with keynote speaker and the Dean
• Daily parking permit up to 4 times per year
Visionary: $10,000
Your gift allows us to invite a renowned speaker to campus, which provides students and the broader community with new perspectives from important voices throughout the world. • All courtesies listed above +
• Exclusive event/reception at a private home with the Dean
• Daily parking permit up to 6 times per year
Sage: $25,000
Your gift allows the School of Humanities to offer competitive fellowships to incoming and continuing graduate students. UCI Humanities compete with the top universities in the nation, many of which have much larger endowments. For the many graduate students whose first choice is UCI, a competitive financial package allows them to attend UCI. Attracting the best graduate students also improves the UCI experience for our faculty, increasing retention in some cases. • All courtesies listed above +
• Recognition on Humanities Gateway Donor Wall
• Daily parking permit up to 8 times per year