Dean’s Circle – The Graduate School’s Premier Giving Circle

Ed & IS’s stellar history of distinguished contributions in teaching, research and public service are possible thanks to the firm commitment and faithful support of the larger Ed & IS community. Membership in the Dean’s Circle, the Graduate School’s premiere giving circle, ensures that students and faculty have the resources needed to pursue scholarship and enhance professional practice.

Membership links you with an exceptional community of scholars and professionals. In appreciation, Ed & IS extends special benefits.

Make your gift online now, or download this pledge form, complete the form with accompanying check and mail to the address listed below.


Dean’s Circle Benefits — $1,000+

Gifts to the Ed & IS Dean’s Circle allow UCLA Ed & IS the flexibility to respond to new opportunities and to plan strategically for our long-term future. Donors to the Dean’s Circle recognize the importance of this type of contribution.
Among the benefits are:
• Special recognition on the UCLA Ed&IS Donor Honor Roll
• A Donor concierge to assist you with UCLA Ed&IS questions
• Invitation to the Dean’s Circle Reception
• Subscription to the UCLA Ed&IS magazine
• Invitations to special events


Chancellor’s Society Benefits — $2,500+

Includes benefits above, plus:
• Access to UCLA’s top-ranked libraries and ProQuest Online Library
• Complimentary parking on campus (up to 12 times a year)
• Complimentary admission to on-campus UCLA sporting events (except men’s football and basketball)
• Opportunity to purchase annual parking pass
• Opportunity to purchase Bruin Game Day Party passes
• Invitation to year-end reception hosted by the Chancellor
• Invitation to join Chancellor’s Society LinkedIn professional group
• Subscription to UCLA magazine
• Enjoy the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center and John Wooden Center*
• The option to purchase priority seating for football & men’s basketball games**
• Recognition in the UCLA Fund Chancellor’s Associates Honor Roll
*Indicates additional steps required; **subject to availability

For more information about these courtesies or about the benefits programs above, please contact:

Amy Lassere
Director of Development
(310) 206-0375


UCLA began as a Teacher’s College in 1882, and we have been shaping and molding the knowledge sector in this country ever since. We develop future generations of scholars, teachers, information professionals, and institutional leaders. Our work is guided by the principles of individual responsibility and social justice, an ethic of caring, and commitment to the communities we serve.

Prepares students to be leaders in education research, policy and practice.

Seeks to define, study and evaluate interactions among people, information and information technology in a way that promotes equity, diversity, accountability and intellectual openness.

Groundbreaking research is more than a concept at Ed & IS — it’s a plan of action. Our nationally renowned research centers and institutes are doing fundamental work on what matters most in education and information studies in the 21st century: the discovery and application of usable knowledge at the crossroads of policy and practice.


UCLA Ed&IS External Relations Office
2043 Moore Hall, PO Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
(310) 206-0375

Laura Lindberg
Executive Director

Amy Lassere
Director of Development

Leigh Leveen
Director, Annual Fund and Donor Communications

Giselle Jose
Assistant Director of Development, Stewardship and Donor Events

Paolo Cantos                              Development and Communications  Specialist      

How to Give

You may choose from a number of options for making your gift. Learn more about ways to make a donation that works best for you.


Cash and Checks: Gifts of cash made to the UCLA Ed&IS through the UCLA Foundation or UC Regents are equally tax-deductible and are used for the purposes specified by the donor. Make check payable to UCLA Foundation and send to:
External Relations Office – UCLA Ed&IS
2043 Moore Hall
PO Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Download a giving form to fill out and mail it in. Click here.


Credit and Debit Cards: Donors may elect to make a gift via a charge to a credit or debit card. Cards accepted for donations include VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Make a secure credit or debit card gift online now. (For gifts under $50,000.)


Electronic Funds Transfer: Monthly payments via electronic funds transfer may be arranged through a donor’s financial institution and the UCLA Foundation.


Wire Transfer: Wire transfers are most commonly used for gifts made from outside the United States. Financial institutions provide minimal information on wire transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the University that a wire transfer has been made by notifying the UCLA Ed&IS External Relations Office at (310) 206-0375.


Securities: Financial institutions provide minimal information on securities transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the UCLA Ed&IS External Relations Office that a securities transfer has been made. Gifts of securities are recorded based on the mean market value of the stock, bond, or mutual fund on the date of gift, which is determined by the date the donor relinquishes control of the asset. Please contact the securities coordinator for the UCLA Foundation at (310) 794-3434 for more information and for detailed transfer instructions.