June 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES - As UCLA approaches the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year on June 30, the Wooden Athletic Fund (WAF) is proud to thank the more than 5,000 generous donors for their record nearly $12 million in annual philanthropic support for the WAF and UCLA's student-athletes. This includes the support of more than 2,000 new donors who have joined since the beginning of 2012.
"The philanthropic support provided by Wooden Athletic Fund donors is more important than ever to UCLA Athletics' ability to consistently enhance the experiences offered to student-athletes and fans alike," said Josh Rebholz, Associate Athletic Director for Development. "We are ever thankful for the incredible generosity of UCLA's donors; it is their financial support that is truly critical to the sustained excellence of UCLA's student-athletes in the classroom, in competition and in the community."
To date, more than 2,500 WAF members have renewed their donations ahead of the June 30 deadline to receive complete membership benefits (including priority seating and parking) for the coming year.
Earlier this year, the Wooden Athletic Fund unveiled its "Become a Champion" campaign, which encourages all existing donors to increase at least one giving level from what they donated the previous year. Additionally, as part of this campaign, all UCLA alumni, fans and friends who are not yet members are encouraged to join the Wooden Athletic Fund at the minimum $100 dollar level, and all current donors are encouraged to refer a new member to the Wooden Athletic Fund in 2013.
Anyone who participates in any of these three ways will automatically qualify to "Become a Champion" and will receive an exclusive Wooden Athletic Fund adidas hat.
Donors are strongly encouraged to renew their membership online. To renew online, donors should visit woodenathleticfund.com and click "Renew Membership" under the "Donate Now" tab, then enter the 10-digit User Identification Number listed under their name on the Statement of Support.
For any questions regarding Wooden Athletic Fund or UCLA Athletics Development options, please contact a member of the UCLA Athletics Development team at 310-206-3302 or visit woodenathleticfund.com.