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Campaign Co-chair Jeff Henley
Campaign Kick-off Celebration

Campaign Co-chair Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Washington DC Campaign Kick-off

Honorary Campaign Chair
Michael Douglas

...The Promise Continues

Greetings! On behalf of our campus community, I am honored and pleased to thank you for your generosity and participation in The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara. Our enthusiasm and momentum continue to grow, and we have now reached the $880-million mark on a steady march toward our billion-dollar goal.

We are particularly inspired by and grateful for the leadership of our Campaign co-chairs, Jeff Henley '66 and Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree H'12; our honorary Campaign chair, Michael Douglas '68; our many regional committee members; and our Trustees, faculty, alumni, parents, friends, and volunteers, as well as the hard work of our Development team, our administrative and faculty colleagues, and our staff and student volunteers.

Your visionary guidance and generous support are key factors in helping UC Santa Barbara maintain and enhance our stature as a preeminent global university with the highest reputation in research, teaching, and service at the frontiers of every area in which we excel. (full text)

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Henry T. Yang

The Campaign for the University of California, Santa Barbara Launch Gift
Jeff Henley and his wife, Judy Oracle Chairman, Jeff Henley, a 1966 UC Santa Barbara alumnus with distinction, and his wife, Judy, honorary alum since 2009, have committed $50 million to UC Santa Barbara for the Institute for Energy Efficiency and the College for Engineering. Their visionary investment, the largest in the history of the University, launches and propels the campus toward the $1 billion goal for the campaign. Jeff is the Campaign's Co-chair.

"This gift allows us to play an important role in supporting the priorities of the University and the College of Engineering, by significantly advancing the sciences and the Institute for Energy Efficiency," Jeff Henley said. "We hope to create new opportunities for research and discovery, and to support UC Santa Barbara's already strong commitment to preparing the next generation of scientists and engineers."

Campaign Co-chair Jeff Henley
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"The philanthropic leadership of Jeff and Judy Henley is deeply inspiring; we are thrilled by their vision and generosity, and excited about the momentum their gift provides as we launch the next phase of our billion-dollar Campaign for UC Santa Barbara," said Chancellor Henry T. Yang. "Jeff and Judy have contributed to our university in countless ways over the years, including the Henley Chair in Economics and the beautiful Henley Gate that stands as the iconic entrance to our campus. We are tremendously honored that this transformative $50 million gift for our Institute for Energy Efficiency and our College of Engineering, the largest gift in the history of our campus, will become part of the Henleys' living legacy at UC Santa Barbara."