Ways to Give

All gifts, large and small, make a profound difference in the lives of students pursuing their dreams and passions in Social Ecology. Annual gifts allow school leadership to react to immediate opportunities.

You might also consider establishing an endowment to ensure that support for your favorite students and programs continue in perpetuity. There are many wonderful reasons to support students, research and programs, and numerous ways to provide this critical funding.


The easiest option, gifts of cash can be made with cash, debit/credit card transactions, personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders made payable to UCI Foundation. Social Ecology and the name of the program or scholarship you’re supporting should be included in the memo line. The UCI Foundation also has a wire account. Contact us for detailed information.


Appreciated Securities, Bonds and Stocks

Gifts with these instruments can provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to the UCI Foundation before they are sold. Your gift can create an income tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale. Contact us to learn more. We encourage you to consult your tax advisor for specifics.


Matching Gifts

Magnify the impact of your gift to Social Ecology. Many companies will match their employees’ philanthropic giving. To see if your employer participates, search here.


Planned Giving

UCI provides a wide array of planned giving instruments which can be tailored to fit your individual needs and financial objectives. This can be as simple as providing for Social Ecology with a bequest in your will or naming the school as a beneficiary for life insurance policy or retirement plan. Our team of planned giving specialists can show you how you can leave an important legacy regardless of the size of your estate.

  • annual income for you and/or a beneficiary
  • avoidance of capital gains tax on appreciated assets
  • significant tax savings
  • a permanent legacy in the School of Social Ecology

Contact Us

For more information and additional giving options, please contact:

Stacy Skwarlo
Executive Director of Development
(949) 824-0383

Jason Creque
Associate Director of Development
(949) 824-0174

Tresa Hightower
Development Analyst
(949) 824-0905