What is the Innovation Fund?

The Innovation Fund is a vital source that provides much needed resources to areas not covered by the current budget, including student support, faculty recruitment and retention, program improvements, and alumni initiatives.  An unrestricted gift is the most flexible kind of support that can be used in a timely manner to meet the UCLA School of Nursing's greatest needs.

The UCLA School of Nursing receives state funding, why is private support necessary?

The state provides just 13 percent of UCLA's budget and current cutbacks threaten even this level of support.  Private support from alumni, parents and friends is more important now than ever to secure the UCLA School of Nursing's place among the best schools of nursing worldwide.

Why is alumni participation so crucial?

Alumni participation helps the UCLA School of Nursing secure large grants from corporations and foundations.  Grant-awarding corporations and foundations consider the percentage of alumni who give as an indicator of satisfaction with the school.  All of the School of Nursing's donors, no matter the size of their gift, enrich life here at the UCLA School of Nursing.  Smaller gifts add up significantly, allowing our school to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

By supporting the UCLA School of Nursing with a gift, alumni help current and prospective students achieve a world-class education.  Gifts from alumni are a vote of confidence in the UCLA School of Nursing, and strengthen our school's stature.  Every gift makes a difference!

What do gifts to the Innovation Fund support?

All School of Nursing Innovation Fund gifts combine to make a vital difference across our campus and beyond.  Some examples include:

  • Attracting and retaining students.
  • Supporting faculty research and teaching.
  • Expanding and enhancing thought-provoking curriculum.
  • Improving alumni events.

What calendar does the UCLA School of Nursing use to recognize gifts?

The School of Nursings calendar begins July 1 and ends June 30.

Who should I contact to discuss a sizeable or planned gift?

To learn more, please contact Amy Drizhal at: adrizhal@sonnet.ucla.edu

What is the UCLA School of Nursing's tax ID number?

The UCLA Foundation's federal taxpayer ID number: 95-2250801.

How can I find out if my company will match my gift to the UCLA School of Nursing?

Many companies match employee gifts up to a certain limit per year. To find out if your company is among those participating in a gift-matching program, consult the online database of matching companies (http://www.matchinggifts.com/ucla) (also found within our online giving application). In addition, you can ask your human resources department for information about your company's gift-matching policy.

How can I volunteer at the UCLA School of Nursing?

Please contact The Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (310) 983-1140. Thank you for your interest.

How can I obtain more information?

Please contact our office at (310) 983-1140.

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