Methods of Giving

Credit Card or Check

Gifts of credit card or check are often the most convenient way of giving.

To make a gift by credit card CLICK HERE or do so over the phone by calling the Wooden Athletic Fund office at (310) 206-3302 (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted).

Checks should be made payable to "UCLA Foundation" and mailed to:

The Wooden Athletic Fund
UCLA Athletics Department
P.O. Box 24044
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Pledges enable you to plan personal giving programs that are both convenient and tax-wise. Pledges may also enable you to consider more significant gifts than would have been otherwise possible. You may choose to establish an automatic payment plan to complete your pledge or request that courtesy reminders be sent out instead. Please call (310) 206-3302 to discuss different options regarding a pledge to the Wooden Athletic Fund.


Gifts of securities may be made as an outright gift or as payment on a pledge. Gifts of appreciated securities can be attractive to you because no capital gain is recognized on the transfer. Please contact the Securities Coordinator at (310) 794-3434 for detailed transfer instructions.


Estate Plan Gifts

In addition to outright gifts of cash and property, there are other types of giving opportunities available, such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, pooled income funds, life insurance, and bequests which may offer attractive tax advantages.

Gift Matching

If your employer matches gifts to Athletics, we encourage you to call (310) 206-3302 to learn how you can attain more credit to the Wooden Athletic Fund. Please understand that your employer may not match your gift, or may only match the tax-deductible portion of your gift, and that you the donor are responsible for the unmatched amount.

For more information, please contact the UCLA Athletics Development Office at (310) 206-3302.

Giving Guidelines and Disclosure Statement Privacy Notice

The 1977 California Information Practices Act requires UCLA to inform individuals asked to supply information about themselves of the following: UCLA is requesting this information to update the general resource files of its External Affairs Department. Furnishing the information is strictly voluntary and will be maintained confidentially. The information may be used by other University departments in the regular course of business, but will not be disseminated to others except if required by law.

You have the right to review your own data file. Inquiries should be forwarded to the Assistant Vice Chancellor Finance and Information Management, External Affairs, 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Donors Consent to Use Personal Information

The University is grateful for the support it receives from alumni, parents, and friends. One of the ways we express our thanks is by listing the names of donors in Web-based and/or print publications. Should you wish that your name not appear as a donor, please notify us if you have not already done so.

Fiduciary Responsibility of The UCLA Foundation

The UCLA Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation organized for the purpose of encouraging voluntary private gifts, trusts and bequests for the benefit of the UCLA campus. Responsibility for governance of the Foundation, including investments, is vested in its Board of Directors.

Recovery of Operating Costs from Private Gifts

As is customary with universities and other non-profit organizations across the country, a one-time gift fee is applied to all gifts to provide essential support to UCLA's overall operation. The fee is currently 6.5%.

10K CHAMP10NS Referral

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.

  • Step 1: Send us names and email addresses to refer your friends and we'll invite them to join the Wooden Athletic Fund. You will be automatically entered to win the monthly prize.
  • Step 2: If one of your friends joins the Wooden Athletic Fund, both you and your friend receive an exclusive Wooden Athletic Fund hat.