Matching Gift Challenge


Gift Challenge! 

Please consider helping us meet our goal in raising funds in support of management of the UCI Ecological Preserve. 

Michael Berns, a University Hills resident has initiated a matching gift program of up to $10,000 in installments of $2500. We are excited to announce that with several gifts from the community we were able to secure the first $2500 matching gift! During our most recent community event, Michael in turn offered another gift of $2500 pending additional matches, and the first such gift was offered on the spot from Dan Aldrich (son of our past Chancellor) who was attending the event. These funds are critical to our ability to maintain our ambitious programming goals for the Ecological Preserve so please consider giving if you can!

Funds raised in 2019 will go towards trail, overlook, and staging area improvements.  Additional financial goals include funds for a part time Stewardship and Education Coordinator and a UCI Ecological Preserve Scholarship fund in support of scholarly work that informs natural lands management.

Fundraising updates

January 27th first $2500 installment 

January 28th $2000 in funds raised 

April $2500 matching gift met

May 30th-first $500 of next matching gift challenge secured

Funds going to UCI-Nature gift fund will be directed to the Ecological Preserve.* 

Thank you!!