Giving Stories

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  • Everywhere you look on the UC Merced campus, there are examples of private support in action.

    UC Merced donors are a diverse group with uniquely personal reasons for supporting the university. They are alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents, corporations and foundations — all united by their belief that UC Merced transforms lives, engages in advanced research and enriches our community, the state, the nation and the world.

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    Donation Encourages Grad Students to Share Their Research

    The contest for top honors in UC Merced’s Grad Slam competition will be even more intense this year thanks to a generous donation from Jane Binger, Ed.D., and her husband, Robert Bernstein, M.D.

     Donor’s Land Gift Helps Campus Break Fundraising Record

    The University of California, Merced, has broken its own fundraising record, bringing in more than $20.8 million during the 2015-16 fiscal year — a more than 300 percent increase over last year.

    Alumni Create a Legacy Through Scholarship Endowments
    Two UC Merced alumni are proving that giving back shortly after graduation can be possible.
    Wells Fargo Gift Increases Focus on Critical Regional Projects
    An increased gift from longtime campus partner Wells Fargo is allowing more engineering students at the ...
    Community Group Recognized for Charitable Work
    The UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees recently honored the University Friends Circle (UFC) for its philanthropic efforts.
    Founding UC Merced Leader Champions Students in Need and Writers
    Dr. Karen Merritt is channeling her passion for education and writing to support students.