Endowed & Major Gifts


An endowment is a permanent fund that earns annual interest income through The UCLA Foundation. The earned income is used for the purpose requested by the donor. Since the principle of the fund is never used, the endowment remains in perpetuity.

Endowments and major gifts provide important support to retain and recruit the best faculty, attract the most qualified students, and build the strongest possible academic programs. It is through the generosity of our alumni and friends that we are able to offer nationally renowned programs such as The David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, The Clinical Program, The Program in Business Law & Policy, and Critical Race Studies to name just a few.  It is also this same generosity that gives us truly exceptional facilities like the A. Barry Cappello Moot Courtroom, the Hugh & Hazel Darling Library, the Audrey and Arthur Greenberg Student Commons, the Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Courtyard, and the Bruce H. Spector Conference Room.

For more information on endowed and major gifts, please contact Donna Colin, Director of Major Gifts at (310) 825-3025 or via email at colin@law.ucla.edu.