The Parent & Family Association and the Office of Parent & Family Giving are dedicated to serving the spectrum of parent needs at UCLA. Here you will find information about opportunities to engage with both of these resources just for Bruin families.

Parent & Family Giving

UCLA Parent & Family Giving offers you an opportunity to show pride in your Bruin and enhance the overall student experience by supporting any area across campus. Gifts can be designated for the UCLA Parents Fund, or for a specific academic department, campus resource, student club, and more.

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Every gift makes a difference, and when parents come together, your collective contributions have a huge impact. Last year, current families contributed more than $3 million! By giving to UCLA, you can help bridge the gap between tuition and state support — which only covers a portion of the cost to fully educate a student. To make a gift online, click here. To learn about giving via check, stock transfer, company match, and more click here.

The UCLA Chancellor’s Society recognizes donors who are able to go above and beyond. These leadership donors support UCLA with an annual gift of $1,000+. Learn more by visiting:

Why Parents Give

“We are so happy that our daughter chose to attend UCLA and are grateful to be part of the UCLA family. Giving back to the community has always been important to us. So when we met Vanessa at UCLA Parent and Family Giving and heard about the many ways they help UCLA students, we decided to lend our support. There is no greater gift than the satisfaction that comes from helping someone else. Bruins helping Bruins!”

– Jacqueline & Andrew Stevens, Parents 2026

Contact Parent & Family Giving:

Our job is to connect you with UCLA in ways that are meaningful to you and your family. We are excited to be your partners in philanthropy and sincerely appreciate your support.

Vanessa Arredondo
Director, Parent & Family Giving | Schedule a Call

Caroline Fontes
Assistant Director, Parent & Family Giving | Schedule a Call

Main Office
(310) 206-2500

Parent & Family Association

The Parent & Family Association (PFA), housed within the UCLA Alumni Association, is committed to helping parents and families support their student’s journey at UCLA and create their own Bruin experience along the way. We believe an informed and supportive family plays an integral role in a student’s educational success. To that end, our office serves as the first stop for UCLA-related questions and needs. The PFA team engages families regularly through a variety of resources and opportunities including the following:

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Helpline & Email Assistance

Parents and families can call or email the Parent & Family Helpline with any question, big or small. If you have a question, please call (310)794-6737 or send an email at

Social Media

PFA regularly shares information and opportunities through the official UCLA Parents Facebook and Instagram accounts, including important deadlines, upcoming parent involvement events and happenings around campus. Parents typically use Facebook as another vehicle to reach the PFA team and stay up-to-date with UCLA.

Quarterly Newsletter

Bruinlink is a digital parent and family newsletter that is published five times a year (including a special issue for new families). It is designed to inform parents of growing university trends, college student development and their role as a parent of a college student.

Parent & Family Guide

The Parent & Family Guide provides a comprehensive overview of many important aspects about the University including an overview of academic requirements, housing and campus dining, financial matters and student and campus life.

Bruin Family Insights Podcast

Bruin Family Insights, the official PFA podcast, aims to equip families with knowledge to help you get to know UCLA better, and encourage your student to thrive during their time at UCLA and beyond. In each episode, we explore the ins-and-outs of UCLA through the eyes of those who know this journey best: staff, faculty, students, alumni and – of course – Bruin parents themselves.

Volunteer Opportunities

PFA volunteers welcome students and families to campus, provide assistance with University initiatives and support the program’s efforts. Volunteer participation is unquestionably vital to the success of UCLA programs and events throughout the year. You don’t have to live in Los Angeles to make a difference; parent and family volunteers come from all over the world! Learn more about becoming a parent volunteer here and consider applying for the 2024-25 UCLA Parents’ Council when the application opens in April 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about UCLA or your Bruin’s experience, but aren’t quite sure where to look for your answer? The PFA Frequently Asked Questions page is a great place to begin. It outlines common parent questions and answers, and includes links to important resources.

Parent Testimonial

“As a First Generation Bruin alum, there is a unique sense of pride that comes with experiencing UCLA as a Bruin parent. We feel the energy when we visit and most importantly, see that our daughter is thriving and making the most of so many tremendous options available to UCLA students. During our first experience attending Bruin Family Weekend in 2021 we saw firsthand UCLA’s dedication to bringing families together and making the university inclusive and accessible to families regardless of their educational background. The programs offer something for everyone whether your interest is delving into groundbreaking research, exploring study abroad opportunities, or discovering the multitude of resources available to students. Bruin Family Weekend is a can’t-miss opportunity to foster connections within the broader Bruin Community and embrace the special bond we all share in supporting our students throughout their journey at UCLA.”

– Kathleen Lago ’89, Parent ’24