Whether one is seeking algorithms to locate disease genes, designing and predicting the properties of new materials, modeling the effect of economic changes on our climate, or discovering new methods to design trajectories for exploring the solar system, the need for cutting-edge, innovative mathematics is critical in many fields. Fostering new mathematical techniques and training a new generation of mathematical scientists who will develop and use them lies at the heart of IPAM’s mission.

Special Giving Opportunities:

IPAM Director’s Endowment Fund: Through July 1, 2018, gifts of $500 or more (and pledges over a five-year period of $500 per year) may be part of the IPAM Director’s Endowment Fund, which will be matched by the Dean of Physical Science. To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Sharon Chang at or simply request that your gift be placed in this Fund in the comments field of the online giving form.

Name a Seat! For a gift of $1,500, you may name a seat in IPAM’s lecture hall, renovated in 2014 (see picture below).  During our 15th Anniversary Campaign, donors named 27 of the 88 seats.  We will continue to offer this opportunity until all seats are named.  A gift at this level also qualifies the donor for Frontiers Society membership at the Champion level.

We seek the support of friends who share our vision and are willing to help to forward it. Your donation will help us to enrich and improve IPAM’s programs and initiatives, including:

Improvements to our Facilities. IPAM has updated its kitchen, replaced most of the desks in the participants’ offices, and recently finished major renovations to the lecture hall: we built two IPAM Room 1200 Dedication140425platforms to improve sight lines, and installed new chairs, carpet, video camera and screen. We want to continue to improve our facilities by replacing the furniture and carpet in the lobby and planning video equipment upgrades every four years. These enhancements (which NSF funding cannot support) will help us better serve our participants and the greater math community.

Child Care Fund. Help IPAM support women and men whose active participation in the program is dependent on securing reliable, full- or part-time care for a young child or children. A generous donation from the Berland Foundation has made this program possible, but we seek additional support so that we may serve more participants attending IPAM workshops and long programs.

Support for RIPS. Research in Industrial Projects for Students, or RIPS, is a unique research experience for undergraduate students because the projects are sponsored by industry. We have offered RIPS in LA since 2001, and in Hong Kong since 2011. In 2014, we will offer a graduate-level version of RIPS in Berlin. These programs allow U.S. students to work side-by-side with students from another country while also gaining research experience in industrial math. Your support will help us to expand the RIPS program.

Please help IPAM carry out its mission by making a contribution online.

If you wish to donate by mail, please print this form and mail it to The UCLA Foundation, PO Box 7145, Pasadena, CA 91109-9903.

IPAM is part of UCLA which is a public, nonprofit educational institution exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.