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AAP's 50th Anniversary

AAP 50 Years 1971 to 2021. Image of students from each of the five decades.
Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
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Project ended on December 07, at 12:00 AM PST
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Together we made a difference!

December 13, 2021

Your generosity in the last moments of our crowdfunding campaign was inspiring! In response to the energy you created following the last chance to give, your gift has been matched by a donor who felt enormous pride and gratitude. Thanks to you, we have surpassed our ambitious milestone goal, raising over $100,000 in honor of AAP's 50th anniversary!

Throughout this past year we have celebrated with events and activities to engage the entire AAP community. Our distinguished lecture series included highlights such as a panel on anti-Asian racism, a discussion on supporting the health and wellness of American Urban Indian communities, and the 8th annual Winston C. Doby Lecture featuring Erin Brockovich. Our culminating event on December 1st honored the accomplishments of AAP's staff, students and alumni and gave us the chance to celebrate together. 

Your gift in honor of our anniversary, capped off our celebrations, making this a year to remember. You joined others in support of AAP's mission to provide access and resources to those who have been historically underrepresented in higher education and made this our most successful giving campaign to date. Thank you for ensuring that for the next 50 years and beyond, AAP can encourage students to explore their talents and abilities, to believe in themselves, to set the highest standards for themselves, to aspire to academic and personal excellence, to utilize the full range of campus resources, and to develop a sense of community and social responsibility.

Coming together in celebration has brought us nearly to our goal!

December 03, 2021

On Wednesday, the AAP community gathered virtually and in-person at Royce Hall to celebrate with a special 50th anniversary event. It was a time to look back on the success of AAP programs, celebrate diversity, honor alumni achievements over the past five decades, express gratitude and envision a brighter future. 

You have answered the giving challenge and with just a short time left we have raised nearly $85,000 toward our goal. Let's keep going! As a token of gratitude, please enjoy the video clip of students, staff and alumni voicing what AAP means to them and giving thanks for supporters like you.Thank you for your dedication and generosity. You are an inspiration!

We're over halfway to our goal and have so much to be thankful for!

November 24, 2021

In this time of giving thanks, we are grateful for you! Thanks to your generosity we are over halfway to our milestone goal. You have helped us raise thousands to provide our AAP students with the support and resources they need to thrive. It is only because you took the time to make a gift and join in our 50th anniversary efforts that we have made it this far. As we look towards #GivingTuesday next week, let's keep this momentum going and close out a historic anniversary year. 

LA Metro Chancellor's Society pay it forward!

November 22, 2021

Thank you! Because of your generosity in tandem with alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends, we have already raised over $22,000 putting us well on our way to reaching our historic $100,000 goal. Now is the perfect time to get everyone involved because of a special match. Gifts of any size will be tripled until we reach $25,000! 

Last week, we were grateful to partner with the LA Metro Chancellor's Society who organized a call night with the purpose of reaching out to our AAP community in celebration. It was a special way to connect with each other and give back in honor of AAP's 50th anniversary. Help us spread the word about the campaign in your own way to your friends and family by sharing spark.ucla.edu/AAP2021.

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50 Years of AAP

Celebrate AAP's 50th anniversary by helping bring access, equity, and excellence to UCLA.



You can help students with the cost of textbooks, remote learning technology, and other unanticipated expenses.



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You can help provide more training and resources for peer counselors so they are more equipped to help and advocate for their fellow students.


The Chancellor's Society

Your leadership gift will ensure other Bruins can make an impact in the AAP community just like you did! With this giving level, you’ll become a member of the Chancellor's Society. More information can be found here: https://uclafund.ucla.edu/chancellors-society/

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