Parents for the UCI Fund

Parents for the UCI Fund

UCI’s commitment to its students is backed by the generosity of thousands of individual donors, including parents. As part of the Anteater Family, you form an important group that has a vested interest in the University and its students. You can directly impact your student’s education by giving to the Parents for the UCI Fund.

Parents for the UCI Fund supports and enriches the student experience through annual gifts from parents of current and former students. Gifts to the Parents for the UCI Fund help to provide support to critical areas across campus, including undergraduate academic programs and resources that enhance and sustain the quality of education and experience of all UCI students.

We also encourage parents to get involved and join the Parent Leadership Council (PLC). This group is comprised of dedicated UCI parents who seek to make a difference in our community and provide the university with volunteer leadership, parental perspective, and financial support. Simply put, PLC members set an example for all Anteater Parents! See how you can take your involvement to new heights by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does a public university need parent support?

UC Irvine is committed to maintaining low tuition and fees for students. State assistance is on the decline yet tuition only covers a portion of the operating expenses. UCI relies on its endowment and donors to bridge the gap between tuition and the real cost of educating each student.

Can parents designate a gift to go towards a particular school?

Yes! You can make your gift to your student's school or to an area or unit that you are most passionate about.

What impact will my gift make at UCI?

Every gift counts, no matter the size! When your student calls home to share the joys of campus life, know that your gift makes those experiences possible.

How to give to the Parents for the UCI Fund

  • Give Online
  • Contact: Jennifer Chung-Vanzini at or 949-824-0542
  • Mail your contribution to:
    Parents for the UCI Fund
    University of California, Irvine
    100 Theory, Suite 250
    Irvine, CA 92617-3083
    Checks should be made payable to The UCI Foundation.

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