Dear Parents and Families,
Welcome! You’re already familiar with UC San Diego’s stellar academic reputation—not to mention picturesque location—and as you continue to explore the university, we know that you will continue to be amazed. From courses with world-class researchers and award-winning art performances to community service projects and access to state-of-the-art technology, we offer your student a wealth of resources to broaden their education as well as their marketability after graduation.
Yet, we simply could not do all of this without your support. Today, just 6.6 percent of UC San Diego’s total revenues come from the State of California funds for education. Private gifts are essential to maintaining the university’s academic excellence, accessibility and affordability.
The Parents Innovation Fund at UC San Diego, created specifically to enhance the student experience, helps strengthen academic enrichment and Student Affairs programming by providing a flexible pool of dollars to fund campus-wide initiatives. From tutorial services and leadership programs to special guest lectures and undergraduate scholarships, gifts to the Parents Innovation Fund directly impact the educational opportunities available to our students.
Whether your student is getting ready to graduate from UC San Diego or just beginning his or her educational journey with us, I encourage you to consider making a gift to the Parents Innovation Fund—or any area at UC San Diego that inspires you. Your contribution will make a difference in your student’s education today, as well as impact generations of future Tritons.
With your support, UC San Diego will continue to shape minds, change lives, launch industries and build the future … one student, one discovery and one achievement at a time.
Director of Parent and Family Giving