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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    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.

    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.

    Two UC Merced alumni are proving that giving back shortly after graduation can be possible.
    An increased gift from longtime campus partner Wells Fargo is allowing more engineering students at the ...
    The UC Merced Foundation Board of Trustees recently honored the University Friends Circle (UFC) for its philanthropic efforts.
    Dr. Karen Merritt is channeling her passion for education and writing to support students.