UCI’s first-ever Giving Day raised $1.4 million within 24 hours – exceeding its goal of $1 million – to support students, research and innovative programs across campus.

“We are tremendously grateful to our community of donors who came together to truly make an impact at UCI in just one day,” said Brian Hervey, vice chancellor of university advancement.

Giving Day donations poured in from more than 1,800 benefactors in over 30 states and nine countries. A large portion of the gifts came from alumni, which not only played a significant role in the success of the campaign, but continues to enhance UCI’s reputation as a world-class institution. U.S. News & World Report factors alumni giving, or participation, into its ranking algorithm.

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