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The UCLA Foundation-Center for Middle East Development

October 23, 2012 -    

Through The UCLA Foundation, generous donors participate with building, sustaining, and advancing the University of California, Los Angeles. While there was a time when state funds covered almost every dollar UCLA needed to operate, today only 7 percent of the University’s total budget is paid for through the state’s general fund.

Private philanthropy provides the resources UCLA requires to continue growing its stature as a global leader in the creation, sharing, and application of knowledge. Specifically, The UCLA Foundation: Receives contributions made by alumni, friends, private foundations, and corporations on behalf of UCLA’s many schools, units, and departments. Disburses contributions according to the expressed wishes of the donor. Invests and manages the contributions to protect and enhance their value. Actively promotes philanthropy across the campus. Through conferences, task forces, publications and other programming, CMED explores key subjects for the region, including: Arab-Israeli issues, Gulf security, Mediterranean security, regional business and economics, technological cooperation, regional strategic cooperation, and democratic culture and media.