Dear Friends of UCLA Ed&IS

Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco began the school year with a strong message to all of us: “Education and information are more important today than ever before,” said Suárez-Orozco. “With the growth of unseen levels of inequality, education and information emerge as indispensable tools for social justice. As we become the first-ever minority majority, high-income country in the world, without a bright education and information future for our evermore diverse population, there is no bright American future.”

Our Chair of the Education Department, Christina Christie echoed his thoughts at convocation in speaking to this year’s students: “Education should be a tool for promoting justice,” she said. “And educational research should ground and inspire what we do. You are the next generation of scholars and your work as educators and educational researchers is so critical as we come together to ensure that all students are positioned to achieve their dreams.”

Jonathan Furner, professor and chair of UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, spoke on the value of an advanced degree from the department’s programs which prepare students for a variety of careers within the information fields. “You’re going to be providing your visitors, readers, or clients with a level and quality of access to information to which they have a basic human right,” he said. “Or, you’ll be caring for and preserving treasured evidence of your nation’s cultural heritage. The list of opportunities is limitless.”

A gift to our UCLA Ed&IS Annual Fund will support the teaching that goes on in our classrooms every day, the important outreach that our departments do in schools across Los Angeles, and the innovative research our faculty are doing every day across the spectrum of the education and information fields.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support of the important work that is being done at UCLA Ed&IS every day.

Please click here to Give Today.


UCLA Ed&IS Annual Fund

We need your support today! UCLA Ed&IS is now home to fourteen nationally renowned research centers, the UCLA K-12 partnership schools, and some of the world’s premiere education and information experts. This is where the most pressing issues in education and information are transformed by UCLA and strategic partners into opportunity and real-world solutions.

Gifts to the UCLA Ed & IS Annual Fund, no matter what size, help us maintain and strengthen the reputation for excellence and innovation that UCLA Ed&IS is known for nationally and internationally.

What you are supporting:

·         Much needed resources for the schools through the Dean’s Greatest Needs

·         Priority Initiatives

·         Recruiting and retaining world-renowned faculty

·         Innovation and excellence in the fields of education and information studies

Your donation to the Ed&IS Annual Fund matters. We rely every year on the support of our alumni, friends and supporters. Your giving impacts future graduates of Ed&IS and supports the faculty who work tirelessly making us a great institution.


UCLA began as a Teacher’s College in 1882, and we have been shaping and molding the knowledge sector in this country ever since. We develop future generations of scholars, teachers, information professionals, and institutional leaders. Our work is guided by the principles of individual responsibility and social justice, an ethic of caring, and commitment to the communities we serve.


Prepares students to be leaders in education research, policy and practice.


Seeks to define, study and evaluate interactions among people, information and information technology in a way that promotes equity, diversity, accountability and intellectual openness.


Groundbreaking research is more than a concept at Ed & IS — it’s a plan of action. Our nationally renowned research centers and institutes are doing fundamental work on what matters most in education and information studies in the 21st century: the discovery and application of usable knowledge at the crossroads of policy and practice.


UCLA Ed&IS External Relations Office
2043 Moore Hall, PO Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
(310) 206-0375

Laura Lindberg
Executive Director

Amy Lassere
Senior Director of Development

Leigh Leveen
Director, Annual Fund and Donor Communications

Giselle Jose
Assistant Director, Stewardship and Donor Events

Paolo Cantos                              Development and Communications   Specialist     

How To Give

You may choose from a number of options for making your gift. Learn more about ways to make a donation that works best for you.

Credit and Debit Cards: Donors may elect to make a gift via a charge to a credit or debit card. Cards accepted for donations include VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Make a secure credit or debit card gift online now. (For gifts under $50,000.)

Cash and Checks: Gifts of cash made to the UCLA Ed&IS through the UCLA Foundation or UC Regents are equally tax-deductible and are used for the purposes specified by the donor. Make check payable to UCLA Foundation and send to:
External Relations Office – UCLA Ed&IS
2043 Moore Hall
PO Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Download a giving form to fill out and mail it in. Click here.

Electronic Funds Transfer: Monthly payments via electronic funds transfer may be arranged through a donor’s financial institution and the UCLA Foundation.

Wire Transfer: Wire transfers are most commonly used for gifts made from outside the United States. Financial institutions provide minimal information on wire transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the University that a wire transfer has been made by notifying the UCLA Ed&IS External Relations Office at (310) 206-0375.

Securities: Financial institutions provide minimal information on securities transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the UCLA Ed&IS External Relations Office that a securities transfer has been made. Gifts of securities are recorded based on the mean market value of the stock, bond, or mutual fund on the date of gift, which is determined by the date the donor relinquishes control of the asset. Please contact the securities coordinator for the UCLA Foundation at (310) 794-3434 for more information and for detailed transfer instructions.

Additional Gift Options

Employer Matching Gifts: Employer matching gifts can double or triple your gift…and you can receive full credit for the total amount of the donation for the purposes of recognition and benefits. Hundreds of companies currently match the gifts of their employees or employees’ spouses to UCLA. Participating employers are specially recognized on the School’s Honor Roll. To find out if your or your spouse’s employer matches gifts, you may check our database before making your donation. You can request and fill in a matching gift form from your company (often through the human resources office) and mail in or fax the form to the UCLA Ed&IS External Relations office.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts: Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event or someone who is still living. Alumni frequently make gifts to honor a faculty member at Ed&IS. A memorial gift can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life. Families of those so honored will be notified of your gift, but the amount of the gift is not disclosed. If you are interested in making a memorial or honorary gift, please make sure to provide the appropriate information when you make or submit your gift.

Gifts of Real Estate and Materials: Real property, either in its entirety or in part, can be deeded to The UCLA Foundation to benefit the University. For residential properties, it is possible to arrange a sizable tax deduction by deeding a home to UCLA, while continuing to occupy the property for life. The UCLA Ed&IS gratefully accepts donations of materials that support its academic, teaching and research mission. The University receives a wide variety of such gifts, including rare books and manuscripts, works of art, equipment and other items of value. If you are interested in making a gift of real estate or materials, please contact the UCLA Ed&IS External Relations Office at (310) 206-0375.