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UCLA Legacy Society

The generous alumni, friends, parents, grateful patients, staff and faculty who have chosen to remember UCLA in their estate plans and through various planned gifts are a special group. They are visionaries whose philanthropy has helped propel UCLA's rise among the world's great universities. These donors have looked ahead to the needs of future generations and ensured excellence campus-wide, from scholarships to life-changing research, from fellowships to distinguished faculty recruitment. The UCLA Legacy Society was created to honor these individuals and their life-changing legacies.


Every year, UCLA's Office of Gift Planning hosts the UCLA Legacy Society brunch to thank and celebrate every donor who chose to make a planned gift to the university. Each time, this event highlights a different area of UCLA, from a 'meet-and-greet' with Professor Dennis Hong's latest robots at the Henry Samueli School Engineering and Applied Science, to a presentation by the Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, or a focus on Athletics at Pauley Pavilion.

Here are a few snapshots:

For questions about UCLA Legacy Society, please contact:

Jeanine Dalis Klima, Director of Stewardship, at (310) 206-2878 or (800) 737-UCLA (8252) or Email at: jdalisklima@support.ucla.edu


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New Tax Law Changes with the CARES Act

Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving. These include:

  • A new deduction for donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a cash gift to charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300, to reduce your tax liability.
  • An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor's annual income for cash gifts (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift, you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact UCLA's Gift Planning team at 800-737-8252 or at giftplanning@support.ucla.edu. Please also let us know how we can help you during this time.