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Donald Bren Foundation

Both on and off The Irvine Ranch®, the Donald Bren Foundation and The Irvine Company® have made important contributions to education.

These donations continue to support school districts, students, teachers, universities and university scholars.

Gifts include major contributions to university programs, local K-6 schools for enrichment programs, and after-school programs for low-income children.


University of California

As a major supporter of the University of California, Mr. Bren has helped establish and strengthen programs in such diverse fields as computer science, business, environmental science, medicine, law and the arts.

In fact, he has contributed more to fund endowed chairs than any other individual in the history of the University of California.

Go to to learn more about how the Irvine Company® and Mr. Bren support education