Giving

Giving to the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

A gift to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts provides tremendous benefit to the entire campus and community. We are the curators of creativity providing the campus with the resources and knowledge needed for imaginative and creative thinking that ignites new discoveries and reveals new solutions to the greatest challenges facing our world today. Art is UCI’s greatest asset for a brilliant future.

Your gift — large or small — is greatly appreciated and will make a real difference.

Our students engage in professional level opportunities to perform and exhibit their work to the community at large. But our work goes beyond entertainment, serving as an agent of social engagement and a catalyst for social change by raising awareness and engaging a broad audience on a wide range of topics from social justice movements, to environmental concerns, and even the new technological frontier.

In addition to engaging audiences and artists, we are committed to serving our local K-12 students, especially from underserved schools. The Claire Trevor School of the Arts hosts student groups for campus tours and hands-on learning opportunities throughout the year. Our arts students also travel to schools to provide curriculum-based arts projects. And during the summer months, our studios, stages, and laboratories are bustling with school children experiencing life as an undergraduate arts major as part of the Summer Academies in the Arts.

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts depends on the community to be our advocates and investors. As state and federal support for UCI and the arts declines this becomes increasingly paramount. Generous gifts, of any size, support every aspect of our work from student scholarships, to research fellowships, to production costs, to facility renovations, community outreach, and more. We accept gifts of cash, company matching funds, securities, gifts-in-kind, annuities, remainder trusts, and bequests. To make a secure gift online click here.

Our vision is bold and requires the support of inspired individuals, like you. Thank you for considering joining us on this exciting journey. Together, we will ignite UCI, the community, and the world through the power of the arts. 

We look forward to partnering with you as you consider investing in the future of arts.

Please contact Jana A. Cain, Director of Development, to discuss your philanthropic goals and find out more about how you can bring them to life at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Jana A. Cain, 949-824-8760 or jana.cain@uci.edu


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why should I give to UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts?

I'm not comfortable giving online. Is it really safe?

Can I make my donation anonymous?

Is my gift tax deductible?

Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?

How do I update my personal information?

Whom can I contact for more information on how to make a gift?


Why should I give to UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts?

Because UC Irvine only receives a fraction of its total annual budget from state funding—just 11% —philanthropic contributions are critical to the university’s continued success. The Claire Trevor School of the Arts depends on private support so that it can continue to deliver the local impact, national influence and global reach it has achieved as the region’s leading arts program at a top-ranked research university.

I'm not comfortable giving online. Is it really safe?

The UC Irvine Foundation uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.

If you prefer to give your gift via check or money order:

Print this gift form and mail documents to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts along with your check or money order.

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Office of Development
4000 Mesa Rd., 213 Mesa Arts Building, Irvine, CA 92697-2775

Can I make my donation anonymous?

You will need to provide your personal information so that you can be credited for the gift. However, if you want your gift to be acknowledged as anonymous, please note this in the “Comments” section.

Is my gift tax deductible?

The UC Irvine Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Your gift qualifies for tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. Consult your tax professional for more information.

Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?

If your donation qualifies as a charitable contribution, a gift receipt for your financial records will be sent to you in the mail.

How do I update my personal information?

To let us know of changes in address, marital status, etc., please send an e-mail to artsinfo@uci.edu.

Whom can I contact for more information on how to make a gift?

Please call 949-824-8750 or email us at artsinfo@uci.edu and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.