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Academia and industry succeed together

Some companies support UCLA Samueli research through gifts to departments, labs or programs doing work that is of company interest. Like sponsored projects, companies often identify areas they would like to support through hosted campus visits. Once the donor has decided on a recipient and an amount, the our team will work with the company to put together an agreement to document the gift.

Priorities for UCLA Samueli include support for our students and our faculty. You can have an impact through diversity programs or by contributing the Problem Solvers Fund, which gives the Dean greater capacity to address the most pressing and current needs.

Since a gift is philanthropic, there are no contracted deliverables or intellectual property access. The campus does not assess indirect costs for gift support, although all gifts are assessed a small administrative fee. The gift is tax-deductible. Companies may also provide gift support to the university through in-kind donations of equipment or software. In-kind donations may be tax-deductible, but the company must develop its own assessment of the value of its gift for tax purposes.

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Helen Magid
Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations