Fowler Funds

During this season of giving, we hope you will think of the Fowler.

Despite the challenges of 2020, learn how we have continued our important work and expanded our reach to local and global communities. We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibitions and programs in 2021. On behalf of all of us at the Fowler, thank you for your meaningful support.

Every dollar you donate is matched due to the generosity of Jay and Deborah Last.  Learn more.

8 Ways to Give:

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.

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.

Exhibitions at the Fowler enhance understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and artistic achievements of the world. The Exhibition Fund enables the Fowler to implement exciting, important, and scholarly exhibitions and make them accessible to a wide and diverse audience, including the UCLA campus as well as K-12 schoolchildren, teachers, artists, scholars, and enthusiasts from across the Southern California region and beyond.

Each year the Education 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 Fowler Museum has a Conservation Center on-site. Support for this area of the Museum is critical to both responding to emergency conservation needs and to caring for and preserving the Museum’s art collection for future generations.

A gift to the Doran H. Ross Fund for African Exhibitions directly supports the planning and implementation of exhibitions of African art and artists at the Fowler Museum. This includes research, curator and artist fees and travel, shipping, installation, interpretive media, and other primary areas of need. The Fund honors the late Fowler Museum Director’s twenty years of remarkable service to the Museum and UCLA. 

Making a planned gift to the Fowler Museum is a very special moment, and we understand that your decision places the Museum within the special circle of your family members, loved ones, and friends. Our planned giving opportunities can help you build a meaningful legacy that will provide crucial support to exhibitions, artistic endeavors, and the education of generations to come.

Tribute and memorial gifts in honor of friends and family are an especially meaningful way to celebrate special occasions and remember loved ones while supporting the Fowler Museum’s renowned collections, exhibitions, and educational programming. Contributions can be made in support of specific programs or departments upon your request.

For more information please contact us below.

Endowments help to stabilize the Museum’s future and provide a reliable source of income in perpetuity that can secure leadership positions and fund exhibitions, education programs, general operations and more. The Fowler accepts unrestricted, term, quasi, and restricted endowments.

For more information please contact us below.

With your ongoing support, we can continue to bring the diversity and creativity of world arts to Los Angeles and beyond.

For more information, please contact the Development Department, at: 310.206.0246 or email

Or send a check indicating your membership level and make payable to the UCLA Foundation to:

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