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Honoring those who exemplify our visionary mission.


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$797,358.27 for Give Day 2024!

On behalf of the UCR community, THANK YOU for supporting our Highlanders in record-breaking numbers. Your donation ensures that UCR remains at the forefront of the research, innovation, and pioneering solutions transforming our local and global community. Thank you!

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A New Model for a Research University

With your involvement and support, UC Riverside can continue to be at the forefront of the research, innovation, and inclusion that is transforming California and beyond. Ranked in the top 15 for best public universities in the nation — and second for social mobility — UCR has created a new model for what a great public research university can achieve.

Support great minds today, for a greater world tomorrow.

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Stories of Impact

Vera Machado Martinez and Esmeralda Orozco
Following Her Lead
Trailblazing educator Vera Machado Martinez started a scholarship to empower the next generation of educational leaders.
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Tranquil Calley
Building a Safety Net
A UCR alumna launched a fund to support LGBTQIA students in memory of her late son, Kalyn Smith-Tranquil’son.
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UCR Pioneer Class
Linking Generations of Highlanders
UC Riverside’s first students created a scholarship fund to benefit generations of Highlanders.
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Areas to Support

Elysha Castillo
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Student Spotlight

Elysha Castillo

This fourth-year sociology major is leaving a legacy
of student advocacy at UCR.


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