The “8-Clap for 8K” initiative has a goal of increasing members of the Wooden Athletic Fund to 8,000 from the 5,313 at the outset of the campaign. As progress is made, it will be measured by “clapping” for each 1,000 donors who join, leading up to the goal of 8,000 donors, or, a UCLA 8-Clap. Throughout the 8CLAP8K campaign, special incentives will be offered to new members and to current WAF members who refer friends to join.
All WAF Members who “Become a Champion” will receive an exclusive adidas WAF Member hat.
The revenue from Wooden Athletic Fund donations makes a critical impact on the following areas:
You can directly support any of UCLA’s 25 intercollegiate teams with a gift directly to the annual operating fund of a specific sport. Benefits for donations to individual sports vary based upon the sport and do not include priority seating opportunities for Football or Men’s Basketball. In recognition of gifts of $25,000 or more to a single sport, donors are offered non-seating Wooden Athletic Fund benefits in addition to the benefits provided by that sport.
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Women's Sand Volleyball
Women's Swimming & Diving
Men's Track & Field
Women's Track & Field
Men's Water Polo
Women's Water Polo
Scholarship endowments are necessary to address the dramatically increasing cost of higher education. This program allows you to create an everlasting endowment, directed to the sport of your choice, to support the educational and athletic experience of UCLA student-athletes for years to come while enjoying exclusive lifetime from the UCLA Athletic Department through the Wooden Athletic Fund.
Scholarship endowments provide restricted support for student-athlete financial aid. Four endowment options are listed below. All scholarship endowment gifts may be paid over a five-year period.
|PYRAMID LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$50,000 lifetime annual Wooden Athletic Fund Credit
| CHAMPION LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$25,000 lifetime annual Wooden Athletic Fund Credit
|LEADERSHIP LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$12,500 lifetime annual Wooden Athletic Fund Credit
|VISIONARY LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$6,250 lifetime annual Wooden Athletic Fund Credit
To learn more, please call 310.206.3302 or visit Forever Champions.
These endowments are established to enhance the ongoing operations and success of a specific UCLA Athletics team or program. Program endowment gifts may be paid over a five year period and begin at $125,000. Opportunities for named Head Coaching Position Endowments are available for gifts of $1,000,000 and above. To learn more, please call 310.206.3302 or visit Forever Champions.
Facility upgrades are key to maintaining UCLA’s competitive edge in intercollegiate athletics. You can help build the foundation of UCLA’s future with a gift to a capital project. Current opportunities include the UCLA Football Training Facility and the UCLA Basketball Practice Center. To learn more, please call 310.206.3302.
Car dealerships providing vehicles for use by UCLA coaches and administrators are eligible for a wide variety of benefits including recognition at events, team travel, and priority seating opportunities.
The following options are available as alternatives to outright gifts of cash or property: charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, pooled income funds, life insurance and bequests. Detailed information on each of these options is available by consultation with our Development team at 310.206.3302.
The Bruin Varsity Club provides an ongoing connection to campus for former student-athletes with events, mentoring programs with current student-athletes, and networking opportunities. Former UCLA letter winners who support the Bruin Varsity Club with a gift of at least $100 will also receive Wooden Athletic Fund benefits at the Bruin Bench level. Learn more about the Bruin Varsity Club.
The Wooden Athletic Fund is the backbone of UCLA’s financial commitment to support the educational and athletic excellence of each student-athlete who competes for the Bruins. In recognition of their financial support, Wooden Athletic Fund members are offered a wide variety of exclusive benefits including access to tickets, parking and hospitality.