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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.  Allison Campbell 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.
Corporate and Foundation Connection Team

Ready to connect with America's Fastest Rising University? We bring corporations and foundations together with exceptional faculty, students, and visionary leaders. 

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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
  • Brendan Jones (951) 827-2744
  • 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.

UCR Philanthropy News

Endowed gift will broaden the horizon for UCR students
A $2 million gift from the Pollitt family will fund scholarships that support study abroad opportunities.
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Beyond Brilliant
Board of trustees lead Beyond Brilliant by example
There’s more to university life than filling out admissions forms, showing up for classes, and studying for tests. Erik Anderson, an Inland Empire business leader and philanthropist, wants all students at the University of California, Riverside to take advantage of the world-class education they are being offered. And he’s pledging $5 million to help make that happen.
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Fundraising effort seeks to aid at-risk Afghan scholars   
Public donations will help scholars fleeing from danger, offer them safety .
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Beyond Brilliant
UC Riverside launches student-centered Beyond Brilliant
No student should have to choose between buying books or food. Or pass up an internship opportunity because they can’t afford gas. Or drop out of school to ease the financial burden on their family. But these choices are a reality for many students who attend the University of California, Riverside.
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