UCI said it raised over $223 million in its Brilliant Future campaign, marking the university’s second-highest fundraising year to date.
The Brilliant Future campaign, according to UCI officials, aims to advance the American dream for students, transform healthcare and wellness, accelerate research and study the human experience.
“I am extraordinarily grateful to our donors for investing in UCI’s impactful research, teaching, patient care and public service mission,” said Brian Hervey, vice chancellor for university advancement and alumni relations and president of the UCI Foundation. “The support we received will dramatically affect our students, faculty, staff and patients.”
The university this year saw a 38% increase to $68 million in donations for campus improvement and infrastructure support. Among the growth-drivers is a $20 million donation toward a new health center from Joe Wen, founder of multinational conglomerate Formosa Ltd.
Donors also increased their investments in research about 40% to nearly $55 million since last year, UCI said.
UCI’s highest-ever funding round was in 2017 when it raised $329 million.