You can make a difference!

The School of Social Ecology encourages students to contribute their talents and become active members of the community while they are pursuing their academic studies. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students are recognized with financial support from alumni who contributed to the award. Nominated students must demonstrate both scholarly achievement and community service participation.

Remember when you were a student walking around Ring Road or Aldrich Park? What about those nights staying up late studying for your final exam or writing your research paper? You can make a difference in a student's life. As an alum, you can impact students' lives by supporting their academic endeavors in Social Ecology. Help students pursue their Social Ecology degrees by donating to the Dean's Award for Community Engagement.


How To Give

There are many different ways to support the Dean's Award for Community Engagement - through outright gifts of cash, securities, or real estate, or through planned gifts such as bequests and life income gifts. Contributions in any amount are welcomed and greatly appreciated!

Online

You can make an impact instantly, by giving online.

Legacy Gift

Through legacy planning, gifts can take many forms. Two of the best known are estate bequests and life income gifts. They are a great way to support scholarships at UCI.

Bequest: You can establish either annual or endowed scholarships through a bequest in your will or living trust. We would be happy to provide suggest language to accomplish your objective.

Life Income Gift: There are many types of gifts that can provide your loved ones with income for life, while supporting your charitable interests. These vehicles include charitable remainder trusts, pooled income fund gifts, and charitable gift annuities. Frequently, life income gifts allow donors to make larger gifts than they thought possible. They may also allow donors to by-pass capital gains taxes, increase their income, and enjoy a charitable tax deduction.

If you would like to donate to the Dean's Award for Community Engagement or have questions, please contact Doug Colby, Senior Director of Development at (949) 824-0383 or dccolby@uci.edu.

 

Current Recipients 2015-2016

Past Recipients

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

 2010-2011

2009-2010

Listen to an interview with the past recipients, or read about each of them.

2008-2009



For More Information

If you would like to donate to the Dean's Award for Community Engagement or have questions, please contact Doug Colby, Senior Director of Development at (949) 824-0383.