Fowler Endowment Funds

We need you! The Fowler depends on your generous philanthropy to sustain its acclaimed exhibitions, publications, and public programs, and to serve UCLA, Los Angeles, and the world as a recognized leader in presenting global arts. Please consider making a gift to help secure the Fowler’s future! Your generosity will be matched (up to $1 million annually) by longtime Fowler donors Jay and Deborah Last.


Giving Opportunities

Director’s Discretionary Fund. Unrestricted gifts maximize flexibility to allocate resources where they are most needed.

Exhibition and Publication Fund. Fowler exhibitions are unique and our publishing history is unparalleled. Help support our future projects!

Collections Online Fund. Contribute to our initiative to make the Fowler’s extensive collections accessible online to researchers worldwide.

Artist Residencies and Contemporary Art Fund. Help build the Fowler’s dynamic new program designed to link the global arts of the Fowler’s collections with the current practices of international artists.

Art Acquisitions Fund. Support the Museum’s ability to purchase important works as they become available, enhance the quality and scope of its holdings, and provide material for scholarly research by students and faculty.



Endowed curatorships (which can be named) allow the Fowler to continue to build a corps of talented and forward-thinking professionals to achieve its goals. These important positions (and others of your choice) are available to be endowed:

  • Chief Curator
  • Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts
  • Curator, Asian and Pacific Collections
  • Curator, Art and the Ancient Americas
  • Curator, Education


Capital Naming Opportunities

The beautiful Fowler Museum building bears the name of the Francis E. Fowler III family, and many other spaces at the Museum are named for equally farsighted supporters. Please join this group of notable donors with a gift to name these remaining Fowler spaces:

  • Entrance Bridge
  • Lobby
  • Foyer of the Lenart Auditorium
  • K-12 Classroom/Art Studio
  • Museum Store
  • Photograph Studio


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.



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

Michael Ruff
Director of Development
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Box 951549
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549
Phone: (310) 825-0663