UCLA from Ackerman
 
Dear Bruin,
Thank you for being an important part of the UCLA alumni community and helping to make 2018-19 another successful year for the UCLA Alumni Association.
This year, UCLA Alumni hosted more than 1,300 programs to celebrate, educate, empower and unite Bruins and welcomed over 4,000 Bruins to campus for Centennial Alumni Day. In this 2018-19 Year-in-Review, you’ll see examples selected from many amazing stories that highlight our depth of programming, innovative approaches and overall impact. Sit back and experience this high-level snapshot of new, expanded and unique initiatives. Join in the celebration of what it means to be a True Bruin.
To see additional details on our alumni engagement trends, we invite you to review our 2018-19 Impact Dashboard.
We have a number of exciting opportunities already planned for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing you at our next event, in person or virtually!
Go Bruins!
Julie Sina, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor
UCLA Alumni Affairs
Cheryl Lott ʼ01, J.D. ʼ04
President
UCLA Alumni Association
 
Mission & Vision
Wherever you are in life or the world, we provide the bridge back to UCLA.
Since 1934, our mission has been to enrich the lives of alumni and offer ways to engage you in UCLA’s future. We serve as a vital partner in the success of UCLA through the significant engagement of alumni – a vision we could not achieve without your active involvement.
Our mission
 
Stats & Facts
We're a proud community of 476,096 living alumni, with 12,104 new graduates joining our community over the past year.
7%
Increase in event participation over the last year
1,341
Events hosted by UCLA Alumni Affairs
4,708
Engaged volunteers, up 67% over last year
12,367
Unique alumni participated in an alumni event, up 15% from last year
45,784 event participants deepened their UCLA connection by attending one or more Alumni programs
Programs with notable participation increases:
Bruin Traditions
4,304
Engaged constituents, up 48% over last year
Regional Networks
7,162
Bruins united domestically, up 43% over last year
Parent & Family Programs
2,611
Engaged parents and family members, up 43% over last year
Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs
9,605
Alumni and students supported, up 4% over last year
Bruins continue to make an impact around the globe:
187,000+
Live in Los Angeles County
86,000+
Live in Southern California, outside of LA county
50,000+
Live in the Bay Area
18,000+
Reside in Northern California
86,000+ live in the US outside of California
6,000+ live abroad
 
Awards & Recognition
In fiscal year 2018-19, UCLA Alumni Affairs received national and international acclaim for engaging and supporting alumni and the UCLA community with best practices and the latest innovations. Following are a few of those accomplishments.
CASE
Each year, CASE recognizes best practices in advancement and outstanding people who contribute to the growth and understanding of the advancement profession.
CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
CASE Circle of Excellence
  • Platinum Award for Best Practices in Alumni Relations – Alumni Day Online
  • Gold Award for Alumni Relations: Programming for Special Constituencies – First Gen Alumni Network
  • Gold Award for Alumni Relations: Student Alumni Initiatives – Dinners for 12 Strangers
CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Program Awards
CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Program
  • Special Certificate – 50th Anniversary of Dinners for 12 Strangers
  • Outstanding Student Advancement Program – Social Justice at Work
  • Outstanding Advisor – Alyson Beckman
CASE District VII Regional Awards
CASE District VII Regional
  • Grand Gold Award for Alumni Relations Program – Alumni Day Online
  • Gold Award for Student Alumni Initiatives – Dinners for 12 Strangers
  • Silver Award for Best Use of Social Media – Winter Olympics Exclusive
 
Staff presented at numerous conferences including NASPA, CASE District VII, CAAE Winter Institute, AHEPPP, Graduway Global Leaders’ Summit, West Coast Marketing Group and Blackbaud Higher Education Forum.