Support the Longevity Center

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Membership

Become a member of the UCLA Longevity Center at giving.ucla.edu

Tributes

Honor or remember a loved one by making a tax-deductible gift to the UCLA Longevity Center. Your 100% tax-deductible contribution will support the Center's mission of enhancing and extending productive and healthy life through research and education on aging while bringing new meaning to the way you observe special occasions. Tributes may be given for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, and graduation. Donations will be acknowledged with a Tribute Card to the person you designate and also will be noted in the UCLA Longevity Center newsletter.

You can print out the form and mail it to us, or e-mail us at longevity@mednet.ucla.edu.

Gifting

Plan a gift to the UCLA Longevity Center:

  • Major gifts of cash, properties, or securities, given outright or pledged over several years, are particularly important to the Longevity Center because they provide significant support for current programs, projects, and special events. Contributions made to the UCLA Longevity Center are tax-deductible. 
    • Unrestricted Major Gifts: Unrestricted major gifts are crucial to the Center because they can be used to enhance existing programs or fund new educational and/or research programs. Since they are allocated at the discretion of the Director of the Longevity Center, needs are met quickly and effectively. 
    • Restricted Major Gifts: Restricted major gifts allow donors to invest in specific programs or projects of special interest to them. A donor with a family history of age-related illness may choose to fund pilot research grants in Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, while donors interested in the dissemination of information on aging might prefer to support UCLA Longevity Center Newsletter, Senior Resource Directory, or Friends Meetings.
  • A bequest to the Longevity Center may be for the general purposes of the Center, or it may be for specific purposes, almost without limit. A bequest to the UCLA Longevity Center offers you: the opportunity to make a gift which might not be possible during your lifetime; the opportunity, through a provision in your Will or living trust, to provide for loved ones as well as the Center; possible estate tax savings; the satisfaction of establishing a permanent fund at the Center, devoted to your interests and named for you or persons you wish to memorialize.
    • Unrestricted Gifts by Bequest: Unrestricted gifts by bequest are vital to the Longevity Center because they can be used wherever the need is greatest. In order to achieve the goals to bring together foremost specialists in the field of aging for interdisciplinary research, develop a degree granting program and promote community education and lifelong learning, the Center must rely on the generosity of those with enough foresight to provide for its future needs through their estate plans. 
    • Endowment Gifts by Bequest: Endowment gifts by bequest build the principal of the gift in order to provide a constant source of income to support UCLA in the years to come. An endowment is held by The UCLA Foundation in perpetuity and only income—not principal—is used to support the Center and help assure its secure financial future. A minimum contribution is necessary to establish an endowment fund. When you make an endowment gift by a bequest, you may want to name the fund and specify its purpose.
  • To help support the UCLA Longevity Center, gift opportunities are available to fund: 
    • Education Programs foster lifelong learning and community education. 
      Endowment $2 million Annual Support $100,000 
    • Early Detection/Prevention of Age-Related Diseases allow expansion of development of new technologies to include the study of a broader range of diseases. 
      Endowment $2 million Annual Support $100,000 
    • Gerontology Education trains the next generation of experts on aging. The Center aims to establish a major in gerontology and a degree-granting program. 
      Endowment $2 million Annual Support $100,000 
    • Postdoctoral Research Training encourages gerontological research and provides mentor relationships for junior faculty to gain experience in the fields of gerontology. 
      Endowment $1 million each year Annual Support $50,000 
    • Pilot Research provides for new investigations into aging, encouraging future support from new sources. 
      Endowment $750,000 for one pilot program each year Annual Support $37,500 for one pilot program 
    • Senior Resource Directory is a comprehensive listing of services for older adults and caregivers primarily in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. 
      Endowment $500,000 Annual Support $25,000