Saturday, December 17, 2011

Faculty Center Calls for Donations

As readers of this blog will know, the existing UCLA Faculty Center building was originally slated for demolition under the now-revised hotel/conference center plan.  With the revision, the Faculty Center was spared but must now deal with its financial problems.  A call for donations has gone out, reproduced in italics below:

With the dramatic challenges of this year now behind us, the Board of Governors can turn its attention to modernizing our beloved Faculty Center: e.g. renovating and remodeling rooms and public spaces, and upgrading conference and event-hosting capabilities.  To do so we encourage your support.

In celebration of the fact that the Faculty Center has been saved, please consider making a generous contribution. Here’s how:

The UCLA Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization.  It is authorized to receive donations on behalf of the Faculty Center and will provide acknowledgments for tax purposes.

Checks should be made payable to “UCLA FOUNDATION”

On the memo line please write “UCLA FACULTY CENTER.”

Donations large and small will help us reach our goals.  NOTE:  This is the last year that annuitants can give $100,000 tax free from their IRA accounts to a tax-exempt organization.  This must be done before the end of this year (December 31, 2011).  Appropriate recognition will be given for major gifts.

Please drop off your check at the Faculty Center front desk or mail it to:

Professor Lawrence Kruger, Treasurer
UCLA Faculty Center Association
480 Charles Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095.

With much appreciation for your continuing support of the Faculty Center, on behalf of the Members of the Board, I wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

William McDonald, President
Board of Governors
Faculty Center Association

For those unfamiliar with the concept of donations:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. I thought the whole point of the meeting rooms was that fees from events held there were supposed to *subsidize* the food. Now I'm being asked to shell out to compensate for the fact that not many people want to get married in a UCLA restaurant? No, thank you. If they propose a plan to mothball the meeting spaces and charge higher prices for the food if necessary, I'll support that.