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Your Gift Matters

All gifts to Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, no matter their size, help the Department maintain and strengthen its international reputation for excellence, as well as its impact in the community.

You can make a gift to support Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA online, by mail or by calling EPSS's Development Officer Brooke Sanders at (310) 794-9045 (

Annual Gifts

In recognition of their importance, annual gifts to the EPSS Alumni Fund - 5025 will also receive special courtesies through the UCLA Chancellor’s Circle and Chancellor’s Associates programs:

Chancellor’s Circle Courtesies (annual gift between $1,000 and $2,499)

Chancellor’s Associates Courtesies (annual gift $2,500 and above)

Our supporters who already enjoy Chancellor’s Associates member benefits may also direct their annual gifts to EPSS by selecting it via the UCLA Annual Fund appeals. By designating Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences as the recipient of their annual gifts on the UCLA Fund’s appeal forms, Chancellor’s Associates members will retain the courtesies associated with their level of support. For more information, please visit Donor Recognition.

To make a gift to the EPSS Chair's Discretionary Fund, please visit the Giving Site and select EPSS Chair's Discretionary Fund in the menu under Gift Information.

You may contribute to the following specific areas

General Department
EPSS Chair’s Discretionary Fund Provides general department support for students, faculty, and research and teaching program areas; including lab maintenance, instructional enhancement, equipment upgrades, and commencement activities; as well as support for alumni and outreach initiatives such as colloquia, public seminars/lectures, and community outreach events
Student Support
Clarence A. Hall Summer Field Scholarship Provides support for summer field research, based on academic performance. The fund was established to honor Clarence A. Hall, Professor Emeritus.
W. Gary Ernst Graduate Student Support Fund Supports a graduate student specializing in petrology, tectonics, and/or geochemistry and was endowed by Emeritus Professor W. Gary Ernst and his colleagues and former students.
Clem Nelson Summer Field Award Conferred for scholastic excellence to summer field students. This fund was established in memory of EPSS Professor Emeritus, Clem Nelson.
Don Carlisle Undergraduate Research Endowed Fund Provides support for undergraduate research based on student excellence. This fund was established in honor of Professor Emeritus Donald Carlisle and his wife Gloria Galvez-Carlisle.
Robert J. Horodyski Memorial Fund Supports undergraduate and graduate student field studies; based on excellence in field geology.
Special Programs
Meteorite Collection Fund Provides support for the acquisition, display, and curating of the UCLA Meteorite Collection.