Gifting Opportunities


A donation of any amount will help us meet our goal of making the Newkirk Alumni Center a showcase facility for the campus and the community.

Contributions of $5,000 and larger will receive recognition on the donor wall.

Interested in a naming opportunity? View the many options below. By lending your name, or the name of another individual, group or business, you become a part of campus history and also provide support for future generations of alumni at UC Irvine.

Below are some gifting opportunities. For more information, contact Wendy Day-Brown, Development Officer at (949) 824-4552 or at 

Alumni Center Endowment
The endowment will provide operating funds for the center.
Gift amount:  $1,000,000 

Conference Room
Dividable into two smaller rooms, the conference room will be equipped with smart technology for sound and video projection.
Gift amount:  $800,000

The den will house university memorabilia and yearbooks, and serve as the “living room” for the center. This space will have a fireplace and a large screen television. Meetings, donor luncheons, viewing parties and receptions will be held here.
Gift amount:  $500,000

Executive Boardroom
This state-of-the-art facility will accommodate 30 people and will be wired for video, audio and WI-FI.
Gift amount:  $500,000

Outdoor patio
This outdoor space will accommodate 250 guests seated at round tables and will be located adjacent to the café and the conference room. It can be used for private events or as spill-over space for conferences and events.
Gift amount:  $500,000

Grand Foyer
The foyer will serve as the first point of entry. The center will have a concierge area as well as an interactive, digital information board.
Gift amount:  $350,000

Conference Room Foyer
Adjacent to the conference room, this space will serve as a pre-function event space and check-in area, and will feature natural light and views of the outdoor patio.
Gift amount:  $250,000

Roof Deck Balcony
Accessible from the board room and the mezzanine, this versatile space will overlook the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.  It will be available for receptions as well as pre-event functions.
Gift amount:  $250,000

Assistant Vice Chancellor office
Private office and meeting space for the executive director of the UC Irvine Alumni office.
Gift amount:  $50,000

Alumni Offices
The second floor will include eight offices to house alumni staff.
Gift amount:  $10,000 each of eight offices.

"The development of the Newkirk Alumni Center is a huge step in UCI's efforts to make a difference in the lives of our alumni, deliver relevant programming and leverage the strength of the Anteater network. With this facility's gateway location, we'll continue to expand our presence among our alumni base, as well as across the campus and throughout the community. As UCI approaches the milestone of its 50th graduating class, it's time for UCI alumni to elevate our game. Your support of this project allows us to accomplish this goal."

- Greg Mickelson '84
President, UC Irvine Alumni

"Moving the alumni center... to a campus entrance represents a huge improvement and opportunity. This would not have been possible without the leadership of the Newkirks and I want to pitch in to help their vision be fully realized. I am looking forward to attending events at this facility."

- Fred Sainick '73
Past president, UC Irvine Alumni
Former UC Regent