INVEST IN TOMORROW’S CHAMPIONS TODAY.
The Wooden Athletic Fund is dedicated to honoring the lasting educational and athletic legacy of Nell and John Wooden. Together, members of the Wooden Athletic Fund team provide invaluable support for all UCLA student-athletes in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
Message from Athletic Director Dan Guerrero

I want to thank you for your investment in UCLA Athletics and in the Wooden Athletic Fund. Your philanthropic support of the Wooden Athletic Fund plays a pivotal role in our ability to meet the escalating costs of intercollegiate athletics while still providing the best possible environments for our teams to compete and succeed at the highest levels.

The Wooden Athletic Fund assists in covering program expenses such as scholarships, academic services, life-skills development and recruiting. Your investment in the Wooden Athletic Fund is an investment not only in the rich tradition of UCLA Athletics, but in the future of our student-athletes. I encourage you to join us in our efforts to provide these exemplary individuals with the tools to succeed in life. Thank you and Go Bruins!


Dan Guerrero
Director of Athletics

Membership
starts at
just
$100

After surpassing 8,000 members for the first time through the successful completion of the 8CLAP8K Campaign in 2016, the Wooden Athletic Fund has set its sights on a new milestone in support of UCLA’s student-athletes: 10,000 WAF members. All UCLA alumni, friends and fans are invited to join us in pursuit of this new goal to help UCLA’s student-athletes succeed in the classroom, in competition and in the community. As we approach 10,000 members, special incentives will be offered to current WAF members who refer new members to join as well as to the new donors themselves.

Wooden Athletic Fund Member Benefits
All benefits are based upon availability and are allocated on priority basis by Membership Level. To ensure access, please renew your gift by June 30, 2017.
Wooden Athletic Fund Support Impact

The revenue from Wooden Athletic Fund donations makes a critical impact on the following areas:

  • Student-Athlete Scholarships

  • Academic Support Services
  • Recruiting

  • Athletic Training and Nutrition
  • Coaching Compensation and Retention
Investing in Champions

Donor Profile

We support the Wooden Athletic Fund because of what UCLA Athletics did for me and other student-athletes. We were privileged to get a world-class education and compete for National Championships year in and year out. We are now honored to be able to give back to help future generations of Bruins to excel, learn and grow at UCLA just as I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do.

In-state scholarship
Student-Athlete Annual Expenses

Wooden Athletic Fund Donor Priority System
For the allocation of benefits, including tickets (home, away and postseason), parking, experiences and more, Wooden Athletic Fund donors are prioritized according to the following criteria:
1. Wooden Athletic Fund Annual Membership Level
2. Lifetime Giving to UCLA Athletics
3. Consecutive Years as a UCLA Season Ticket Holder

The chart below outlines Wooden Athletic Fund donor priority rankings as of July 1, 2016.

Priority
Group
Wooden Athletic Fund Annual Membership Level Average Lifetime Giving
to UCLA Athletics
Number of
Donors
Priority
Rank
1 Wooden Benefactor ($50,000+) $2,425,886 75 1-75
2 Director's Circle ($25,000+) $409,500 128 76-203
3 Bruin Legends ($12,500+) $206,044 123 204-326
4 Coaches Roundtable ($5,500+) $86,177 477 327-803
5 Bruin All-American ($3,500+) $54,964 352 804-1,155
6 Bruin All-Conference ($1,700+) $19,155 838 1,156-1,993
7 Bruin Athletic Club ($850+) $7,834 1,259 1,994-3,252
8 Bruin Bench ($350+) $2,751 1,994 3,253-5,246
9 Bruin Varsity Club ($100+ for Former Student-Athletes) $2,479 397 5,247-5,643
10 Bruin Booster ($100+) with Season Tickets $1,173 3,001 5,644-8,644
11 Season Ticket Holder $0 - -
12 Bruin Booster ($100+) No Season Tickets $1,173 - -
The Premium Experience
Membership at the Director's Circle ($25,000+) or John R. Wooden Benefactor ($50,000+) levels of the Wooden Athletic Fund allows you to enjoy the following premium experiences with UCLA Athletics:

Valet Parking

Arrive in style at Pauley Pavilion with priority entry and exit to and from our exclusive valet parking in Lot 7, the closest lot to Pauley Pavilion.

Personalized Parking

Enjoy a personalized, reserved space in the closest lot to the Rose Bowl for all UCLA Football home games.

Tuition of a
Student-Athlete

Gifts at this level provide the support needed to fund the tuition for a student-athlete for an academic year.

Dinner with Athletic
Director
and Head Coaches

Visit with UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero and our outstanding group of head coaches at our private Director's Dinner each spring.

Travel with
UCLA Football

Accompany UCLA Football aboard our exclusive donor charter to a select 2017 away game.

Courtside Seats

Arrive in style at Pauley Pavilion with priority entry and exit to and from our exclusive valet parking in Lot 7, the closest lot to Pauley Pavilion.


The Pavilion Club
at Pauley Pavilion

Arrive in style at Pauley Pavilion with priority entry and exit to and from our exclusive valet parking in Lot 7, the closest lot to Pauley Pavilion.

Ways to Support UCLA Athletics
Individual Sports

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. Learn more at: WoodenAthleticFund.com/sports.

  • Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Football
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Men's Water Polo
  • Men's Track & Field / Cross Country
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Golf
  • Women's Gymnastics
  • Women's Rowing
  • Women's Beach Volleyball
  • Women's Soccer
  • Softball
  • Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Women's Track & Field / Cross Country
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Women's Water Polo
  • Athletic Performance
  • Sports Nutrition
Mo Ostin Basketball Center

The Mo Ostin Basketball Center is a comprehensive building located near Pauley Pavilion at the south end of the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The state-of-the-art facility will support the UCLA Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs and contains both men’s and women’s practice gyms, locker rooms and a training area, among other ancillary spaces and amenities. Learn more about the new Mo Ostin Basketball Center and the exclusive benefits offered to donors at: www.UCLABasketballFacility.com.

The Wasserman Football Center

The Wasserman Football Center is a state-of-the art football training facility on campus to dramatically enhance the Bruin student-athlete experience. Exclusive naming opportunities are now available and we invite you to become part of UCLA Football by supporting this project. Learn more about the new Wasserman Football Center and the exclusive benefits offered to donors at: www.UCLAFootballFacility.com.

Wasserman Football Center
Forever Champions Scholarship Endowments

For a limited time, the UCLA Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match will add a 50% match to any Scholarship Endowment donation, thus increasing the impact of endowment support on the future of UCLA Athletics and providing donors with an additional 50% in annual Wooden Athletic Fund credit. Learn more at www.WoodenAthleticFund.com/foreverchampions.

Courtesy Vehicle Program

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.

Estate and Planned Gifts

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.

Bruin Varsity Club

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 Wooden Athletic Fund with a gift of at least $100 will receive Bruin Varsity Club Premier Level benefits in addition to all regularly offered benefits of that giving level in the Wooden Athletic Fund. Learn more about the Bruin Varsity Club at: www.WoodenAthleticFund.com/bruinvarsityclub.

Learn more under the “Giving Opportunities” tab at www.WoodenAthleticFund.com

Tickets & Parking

Football Information

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Basketball Information

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UCLA Athletics Development Staff
Josh Rebholz
Senior Associate Athletic Director External Relations
Weber State '04
(310) 206-3302
jrebholz@athletics.ucla.edu
Sarah Lazaro
Associate Athletic Director, Development
UCLA '02
(310) 206-1952
slazaro@athletics.ucla.edu
Brian Smith
Assistant Athletic Director, Major Gifts
California '88
(310) 206-3013
bsmith@athletics.ucla.edu
Taylor Swearingen
Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Fund
UCLA '08
(310) 206-2558
tswearingen@athletics.ucla.edu
Aaron Sapiro
Director of Development
Colorado '08
(310) 825-6303
asapiro@athletics.ucla.edu
Gina Garrett
Director of Special Events
Emily Lerner
Director of Communications and Donor Relations
UCLA '80
(310) 206-0362
elerner@athletics.ucla.edu
Alicia Junker
Associate Director of Development
Southern Illinois '12
(310) 206-5128
ajunker@athletics.ucla.edu
Kat Lauer
Director of the Bruin Varsity Club
UCLA '14
(310) 206-3302
klauer@athletics.ucla.edu
Neema Barbod
Finance Manager Development
UCLA '07
(310) 206-6643
nbarbod@athletics.ucla.edu
Jill Machuca
Assistant to the Sr. Associate AD
Rafer Johnson
Special Assistant to the Athletic Director
UCLA '59
(310) 206-3302
development@athletics.ucla.edu
Jamaal Wilkes
Special Assistant to the Athletic Director
UCLA '74
(310) 206-3302
development@athletics.ucla.edu
Parker Poliakoff
Assistant Director Development
Duke University '14
(310) 206-3031
ppoliakoff@athletics.ucla.edu
Zach Rosenfeld
Assistant Director Development
Colorado '16
(310) 206-3302
zrosenfeld@athletics.ucla.edu
DEVELOPMENT INTERNS
Kathryn Gallo
Emily Miller
Kevin Miller
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