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Environmental Law

Law students at UCLA are now able to complete a rigorous course of study in a broad range of subjects related to environmental law and policy. read more

Engineer Change

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is leading the development of solutions to today's societal and environmental challenges. read more

New Climate Science Degree

UCLA now offers a unique degree to prepare students for careers in a wide range climate-related fields. read more

Black Men in White Coats

UCLA joins campaign to inspire underrepresented minority students to become physicians. read more

Memory and Mood

A study conducted by UCLA researchers shows curcumin improved memory and mood. read more

Clark Library

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has undergone an extensive seismic retrofit and brought into compliance with the ADA. read more

Robotic Bees

UCLA innovator gets creative with applied mathematics. read more

Professional Mentorship

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music teams up with Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire. read more

A Shiny Solution

Tiny diamonds could become best friends to youths with cleft palates. read more


Read the latest news from campus: How campus units are collaborating to provide PPE for medical staff • UCLA researchers and global effort to test therapies • A summary of the "CARES Act" Congress signed into law and Gift Planning news. read more

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.