Katzes are also longtime donors to UCLA, having begun to give to
the law school shortly after Katz received his degree. They raised
their contributions to a higher level when Shoshannah came to campus.
realized her attendance at UCLA was saving us a bundle compared
to sending her to a private school,” says Katz. “The
typical cost of a year at a top-ranked private university is easily
$25,000 to $30,000 per year, including housing, while at UCLA it
is no more than half that amount.”
Katzes began to contribute to the Department of Theater, Film and
Television and the UCLA Fund, which provides unrestricted funds
for the chancellor to apply in areas of the university’s most
significant need. “This enables the chancellor to better serve
the university’s mission to provide our students with the
best possible education,” Katz notes.
is also active in soliciting additional funding. He serves as a
member of the Board of Governors of the UCLA Foundation and as one
of three vice chairs of the UCLA Fund, and is very involved with
the Parents Fund.
growing financial constraints, Katz says, have amplified his efforts.
“I am working actively to find better ways to make known the
needs of UCLA and the benefits to alumni, parents and friends of
UCLA who participate.
consider UCLA to be in line with any private college or university,
including the Ivy League schools,” he says. “When quality,
cost, location, diversity of student body and athletic success are
factored in, few schools can match all that UCLA has to offer.”