Fowler Fund

Gifts to the Fowler Fund provide critical, unrestricted support that helps bridge the widening gap between the revenue the Museum receives from the State and our operating budget. Each year the Fowler Fund makes possible a wide range of educational programs and outreach activities including lectures by visiting scholars, free bus transportation to the Fowler for underserved K-12 schools, and workshops for children and families.

The most common gifts are made in cash or securities. Fowler Fund donations can be made in any amount and are 100% tax-deductible. Tribute gifts can also be made in honor or in memory of a special person or occasion.

Double Your Impact

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In 2016, Jay and Deborah Last made a landmark gift of $1 million and pledged an additional $14 million as a matching challenge to attract new donors who will join them in supporting the Fowler Museum. “Many people don’t realize what a valuable asset the Fowler Museum at UCLA is,” Jay Last has noted. “Those of us who believe in preserving world arts and cultures must do everything we can to sustain and grow the Museum. Deborah and I hope that our gift will inspire other donors to give to this cultural gem in Los Angeles.” The Last gift and all contributions to the matching challenge will support the Fowler’s pioneering global arts programming and its efforts to make the Museum’s world-class collections accessible for the broadest audience possible, to build a stellar curatorial team, and to grow a robust endowment. All gifts to the Fowler Fund, endowment, special projects and exhibitions, plus membership upgrades, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million annually. Read on to learn more.


Join the matching challenge with a gift to the Fowler Fund today. Checks can be made payable to the UCLA Foundation and mailed to:

Development Office
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Box 951549
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549


To learn more about ways you can support the Fowler Museum, please contact:

Michael Ruff
Director of Development
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Phone: (310) 825-0663