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Honoring those who exemplify our visionary mission.


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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.

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Diverse group of UC Riverside students with sign reading Thank You!

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Stories of Impact

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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Ernst and Helen Leibacher - This photo is Courtesy of John Leibacher
Empowering Scientific Advancements
Ernst and Helen Leibacher's donation of land to UCR fund the establishment of an endowed chair in botany and plant sciences.
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Lynn Gref - This image is Courtesy of the UCR Alumni Association
Encouraging Technological Innovations
An alumnus and his family establish a fund that supports professors, scholarships, fellowships, research, equipment, and other STEM-related initiatives at UCR.
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Featured Fund

Enhance the UCR Student Experience

The Student Support Initiatives Fund provides support for Highlanders based on the current academic, social, and experiential priorities for campus.

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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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