“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. In year one of the campaign, more than 1,000 new donors joined the Wooden Athletic Fund. 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 new WAF Members and current donors who “Become a Champion” receive an exclusive WAF Member adidas hat.
As student-athlete scholarship costs and the overall operating expenses required to sustain UCLA Athletics’ competitive edge continue to rise, the support of each and every Wooden Athletic Fund member is more important than ever.
THE REVENUE FROM WOODEN ATHLETIC FUND DONATIONS MAKES A CRITICAL IMPACT ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
The chart below outlines Wooden Athletic Fund donor priority rankings as of JULY 1, 2015.
|Priority Group||Wooden Athletic Fund Annual Membership Level||Average Lifetime Giving to UCLA Athletics||Number of Donors||Priority Rank|
|1||Wooden Benefactor ($50,000+)||$2,282,401||74||1-74|
|2||Director's Circle ($25,000+)||$425,920||108||75-182|
|3||Bruin Legends ($12,500+)||$198,519||132||183-314|
|4||Coaches Roundtable ($5,500+)||$83,511||441||315-755|
|5||Bruin -All American ($3,500+)||$67,622||297||756-1,052|
|6||Bruin All-Conference ($1,700+)||$23,161||654||1,053-1,706|
|7||Bruin Athletic Club ($850+)||$11,478||1,080||1,707-2,786|
|8||Bruin Bench ($350+)||$4,910||1,368||2,787-4,154|
|9||Bruin Varsity Club ($100+ for Former Student-Athletes)||$2,574||671||4,155-4,825|
|10||Bruin Booster ($100+) with Season Tickets||$1,317||909||4,826+|
|11||Season Ticket Holder||$0||-||-|
|12||Bruin Booster ($100+) No Season Tickets||$1,317||-||-|
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 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
The Mo Ostin Basketball Center will be a comprehensive building to be located near Pauley Pavilion at the south end of the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The planned state-of-the-art facility will support the UCLA Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs and contain both men’s and women’s practice gyms, locker rooms and a training area, among other ancillary spaces and amenities.
The Wasserman Football Center will be a state-of-the art, football training facility on campus to dramatically enhance the Bruin student-athlete experience. In order to make this project a reality we need the entire UCLA family to join us in this important endeavor. Exclusive naming opportunities are now available and we invite you to become part of the Bruin Revolution by supporting this project. .Wasserman Football Center
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.
This program allows you to create an everlasting endowment, supporting the educational and athletic experience of UCLA student-athletes for years to come while enjoying exclusive, lifetime benefits from the UCLA Athletic Department through the Wooden Athletic Fund.LEARN MORE
$ 1,000,000 - PYRAMID LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$50,000 lifetime annual WAF credit
$ 500,000 - CHAMPION LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$25,000 lifetime annual WAF credit
$ 250,000 - LEADERSHIP LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$12,500 lifetime annual WAF credit
$ 125,000 - VISIONARY LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$6,250 lifetime annual WAF credit
Following more than a year of extensive research and analysis, UCLA announced in January of 2015 the new UCLA Scholarship Seating Program. In what is only the second modification to giving level requirements since football priority seating was instituted in 1989, and the first since 2003, all UCLA football season ticket holders in seat-back locations will now be required to meet current minimum per seat donation levels, of which 80% is tax deductible.
A two-fold measure, the UCLA Scholarship Seating Program creates equity amongst donors via the elimination of the current grandfathering system – a system that has created artificial price divisions throughout Rose Bowl – while also generating new, sustainable revenue to help keep pace with the rising costs of collegiate athletics.
Comprehensive information about the UCLA Scholarship Seating Program is also available at: www.uclascholarshipseating.com
you can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
– John R. Wooden