The state budget provides about one-quarter of the university's annual operating budget. Support from a variety of sources - including grants and gifts from individuals, corporations,and foundations - make the difference in allowing the College to maintain its growth in capabilities and excellence. The importance of the generous support of alumni and friends will continue to increase, providing many ways to impact the College.

Today, philanthropic gifts support capital projects, students, teaching, research, student competitions, and public service activities at Bourns. Gifts can be specifically made to benefit the College.

Undesignated gifts to engineering are used by the College's leadership to provide flexibility in supporting emerging centers of excellence, new initiatives and areas of greatest need.

Visit University Advancement to earmark a gift for the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. For more information about giving opportunities at BCOE, contact Jed Schwendiman, Senior Director of Development, by phone at (951) 827-4897 or at

Dean's Innovation Fund

Are you looking for a way to support cutting-edge education and research? The Dean’s Innovation Fund provides seed funding for new, innovative, strategic initiatives at the Bourns College of Engineering. This fund enables the Dean to take advantage of opportunities that arise over the course of the year to support research projects, leadership development, and educational experiences for students. It is also available to assist with faculty retention, acquisition of new equipment, brand development and strategic planning.

Gifts to the Dean’s Innovation Fund have an immediate impact on the success of our students and faculty. Thank you for considering a gift and for your continued support of BCOE.