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The UC Riverside Foundation is a nonprofit corporation through which philanthropic resources flow to the University of California, Riverside. Established in 1977, the foundation raises, records and manages gifts from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations for the sole benefit of UCR in accordance with donors' wishes.

The growth of the foundation enables investment in the present and future of UCR's colleges, programs, research and students. Its success depends on the financial support of our dedicated and generous alumni, friends, parents and patrons who understand that the research and teaching taking place in UCR's classrooms and laboratories have the potential to change our world for the better.

The UCR Foundation Leadership

The foundation is also people — leaders who care about UCR and who advance its mission by serving on the board of trustees, by seeking and securing private support for all of its programs, and by representing UCR in the community.

The business affairs and property of the foundation are managed by, and all corporate powers of the foundation are vested in, its Board of Trustees. Mr. Brian Hawley serves as chair of the organization. Through their individual generosity, our trustees have:

  • Named schools, colleges and programs.
  • Endowed academic chairs, created scholarships and fellowships.
  • Opened doors to increase support and collaboration between their industries and UCR.

UCR Philanthropy News

Campbell family gives $10 million to UC Riverside
The gift from the mother-daughter philanthropists is tied for the largest ever to the university from individual donors
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Givaudan sign unveiled
$3.5 million Givaudan gift will protect citrus collection
The University of California, Riverside announced today a $3.5 million donation from Givaudan to support UCR’s Citrus Variety Collection. The gift will help protect one of world’s most extensive citrus diversity collections from the impending threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing, or HLB.
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UC Riverside student visiting R’Professional Career Closet
R’Career Closet: 'Off the rack' to 'on the job'
The boutique-like space gifts gently used professional attire to UCR students. Clothing donations come from staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners.
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Brandy Renee Taylor (UCR/Sandra Baltazar Martínez)
From foster care to a free MBA
“I have been through a few challenges in my life, but with the support of this school and Guardian Scholars, I have achieved more than I ever thought I would.” - Brandy Renee Taylor
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Giving Contacts

Office of Development: (951) 827-5611

UCR Foundation: (951) 827-5247

Corporate & Foundation Relations: (951) 827-4592

Office of Gift Planning: (877) 249-0181 or via e-mail at

For Wire Transfers, please contact UCR Foundation Accounting staff.
Phone: (951)827-2640 or (951)827-5247 or via e-mail at


Gift Questions

For questions about making a gift, please contact Gift Administration staff:

  • Lisa Wilson, (951) 827-3486
  • Tami Richardson, (951) 827-6467
  • Email:
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Mail a Check

If you would like to mail a check:

  • Please make your check payable to "UCR Foundation".
  • If not supporting the general fund, please indicate a fund you would like to support, such as a specific scholarship fund, in the memo line.
  • Please send to: UCR Foundation, PO Box 112, Riverside, CA 92502-0112.

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