Riordan Programs Growing a Legacy by Impacting Tomorrow's Leaders

$3,545
35%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
19 Donors
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Riordan Programs - Growing a Legacy by Impacting Tomorrow's Leaders

In 1987, the Riordan Programs was founded by Richard Riordan, former mayor of Los Angeles, and William Ouchi, UCLA Distinguished Professor and New York Times best-selling author, as a career-based outreach program for high school students in the greater Los Angeles area.

Through our pipeline programs, Riordan Scholars, and now College to Career and Riordan MBA Fellows, we educate and expose high school, college, and recent graduates from underserved communities to business and leadership experiences that have propelled them to achieve higher education.

With the help of our partnerships and sponsorships, more than 3,500 Riordan Scholars have graduated from the program, many moving on to study at the nation’s top colleges and universities. Alumni have secured positions across a diverse pool of industries and remain leaders in their community and worldwide.

The Riordan Programs' success is owed in no small part to its integral mentorship component. Our mentors are 1st and 2nd-year UCLA Anderson MBA students who strongly desire to pay it forward. The cross-cultural element creates meaningful learning experiences, helps cultivate long-lasting relationships, and provides valuable opportunities for students to navigate their personal and professional careers.

As a Riordan Programs' supporter, you will be making an essential contribution to some of the following initiatives: 

  • Funding for college scholarships for high school seniors
  • Supporting the College to Career Program development for undergraduates students
  • Fellowships for program participants entering graduate school
  • Supporting participant activities, such as the Riordan Scholars Program’s Stock Market Analyst Competition, and the Real Estate Competition
  • Providing enhanced alumni resources and events

Two out of the three Riordan core programs are offered tuition-free. Our students come from historically low-income communities and are often the first in their families to graduate from high school and go to college. By offering tuition-free college preparatory programs based at UCLA Anderson, the Riordan Programs are leveling the playing field for deserving, high-achieving youth who otherwise would not have access to this type of prestigious opportunity.

This crowdfunding campaign aims to make the Riordan Scholars Program tuition accessible for every student. 

Each year the Riordan Programs depend on donations to make our Scholars sessions possible. With your generous donation, you will be helping the Riordan Programs cover expenses for print materials, food, student transportation, and other program-related needs.



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Our way
of Thanking You

$10

#1 Fan

Thank you for your donation! (Fully tax-deductible)

1 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2022

$25

Riordan Programs Supporter

$25 will keep a Scholar fully equipped for a one-day Saturday session, including school materials and a snack! (Fully tax-deductible)

2 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2022

$35

#Riordan35for35

Your gift is a celebration of the 35-year legacy! (Fully tax-deductible)

0 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2022

$50

Community Hero

We are so grateful for your commitment to the Riordan Scholar Program! (Fully tax-deductible)

2 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2022

$100

The Advocate

Expect to hear from us, because you're going to receive a thank you card from the Executive Director of the Riordan Scholars Program! (Fully tax-deductible)

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$250

Friend of Riordan

Your $250 donation will provide breakfast for 75 Riordan Scholars on the day of a Saturday session. (Fully tax-deductible)

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$500

Riordan Scholar Champion

Your gift of $500 will pay for one-way chartered bus transportation for Riordan Scholars to or from UCLA for one Saturday session. To thank you, we will send you a Riordan Programs pin! (tax deductible gift of $497)

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$1,000

The Mentor

Your $1,000 gift will support SAT Prep courses for five scholars for one year. Riordan Scholars receive SAT books and workbooks to help them study for their upcoming SAT exams. To show our appreciation, you will receive a pin and cap to express your Riordan Programs pride! (tax deductible gift of $991)

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$2,500

College To Career Supporter

Your gift of $2,500 will support Your gift of $2,500 will support the continuous operations of programs. We are grateful for your support and would like to send you a mug and a special invitation to serve as a judge for our Stock Market Analyst Competition in Spring 2023! (tax deductible gift of $2,490).

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$5,000

The Executive Adviser

Your $5,000 gift will help provide college scholarships for our top Riordan Scholars Program graduates. For your generous donation, you will receive a special thank you card from one of our scholarship recipients, a tote bag, and a tumbler to express your Riordan Programs pride! (tax deductible gift of $4,970)

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