We Look to Our Past While Moving Forward
We wouldn’t be here today without our alumni’s enduring legacy and continual support. From the trailblazing first Black graduates Roy Overstreet (class of 1958) and Zelma Ballard (class of 1959), to our most recent grads who are already changing the world, such as clothing designer Michael Ferrera (class of 2004), our respected alumni remind us of where we come from and where we are excited to be headed.
Keep the positive impact going. The power of our programs is directly dependent on alumni and community support. Our Black students have a history of graduating in numbers higher than any other group on campus. That marked success highlights just how effective our programs are to our students and how vital they are to our campus and community at large. We can keep that incredible success going with alumni support. Thank you for helping to create our legacy.
Ways to Support ASP
Make a donation to African Student Programs
Making a donation is convenient, essential, and appreciated beyond measure. Your support truly creates a difference by making our programs possible.
Mentor our students
Share your experience and guidance with students ready to learn. Turn your lessons learned into positive impact. Contact us for more information.
Provide an internship or scholarship
Open a door for future leaders with a skill-building internship or essential scholarship. Opportunity matters.
Volunteer to be a guest speaker
You have wisdom to share and our students are listening. Speak at one of our events.
Black Alumni Chapter Gala
Preserving Black Brilliance: The UCR Black Alumni Chapter Inaugural Scholarship Gala
Attending college and completing a degree are important academic goals for any student. However, among African American college-bound students, affordability is one major concern that can be the deciding factor in their initial college attendance, continuation, or completion. In order to ease the concern of college affordability for students at UCR, we are hosting our Inaugural Black Alumni Scholarship Gala. Proceeds will provide scholarship funding to African Student Programs and help us to establish a $25,000 Black Alumni Endowment Fund. Our goal is to raise $15,000 through Gala ticket sales, sponsorships, and donations from UCR Black Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and community stakeholders. Your contribution will help to re-establish unity and community on campus at UCR. A portion of your ticket is tax deductible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org