In this holiday season we pause to reflect on those, like you, who give so generously for the benefit of others. I want to express my gratitude for all that you do as a volunteer for UCLA. Our volunteers are critical partners who contribute in so many ways. As advocates, they open doors to decision makers; as board and council members, they advise our faculty and campus leadership; on committees, they award scholarships, identify future leaders and recommend award recipients. In short, they provide invaluable support.
Your generous gifts of service enable UCLA to carry on its legacy of providing broad access to excellence for deserving students and promising future leaders. Your participation with us grows more essential as fiscal realities propel the university toward financial self-sufficiency.
I extend my best wishes to you and your family for safe and enjoyable holidays. We look forward to continuing to partner with you to reach even greater heights in the new year.
Gene D. Block