Office of Development


We invite you to become a partner in innovation at UC Santa Barbara. Your strong support for The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara will enable the university to chart a dynamic course with confidence and to respond to the unparalleled growth of knowledge and changing needs of society with UCSB's characteristic energy and vision.

Benefits of membership in the gift recognition societies identified on this page include campus parking privileges, invitations to special events, VIP seating at commencement, recognition in the Report of Private Giving, and receipt of university publications.

"UCSB would not be what it is today without the generous support of our alumni, trustees of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation, parents and friends," says Chancellor Henry T. Yang. "Your gifts will ensure the future quality of this extraordinary university by strengthening what it does so well and by creating new opportunities for discovery and innovation."

Each gift to UCSB can be tailored to coincide with the donor's interests in the university, to achieve both the donor's vision and the university's mission and needs. In making a gift to UCSB, each donor may express his or her wishes in the following areas.

Cumulative Giving

The Lancaster Society is named for Louis and Winifred Lancaster, civic-minded philanthropists who, during their lifetimes, helped establish the UC Santa Barbara Foundation and the Chancellor's Council. Donors in the Lancaster Society (and higher levels) are honored in various, special ways to acknowledge their philanthropy, including special events with the Chancellor.

Lancaster Society Founders $50,000,000 and above
Lancaster Society Builders $25,000,000 to $49,999,999
Lancaster Society Leaders $10,000,000 to $24,999,999
Lancaster Society Partners $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Lancaster Society Gold $1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Lancaster Society Blue $500,000 to $999,999
Lancaster Society $100,000 to $499,999

The Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle honors donors who have included UC Santa Barbara in their estate plans through some form of planned gift. Membership in the society is conferred upon those who have communicated to the university their intention to make a gift through a bequest, charitable trust, charitable gift annuity, pooled income funds, life insurance, retirement fund, or a gift of property with a retained life estate.

Legacy Circle Planned Gifts

Annual Giving

Chancellor's Council Storke Associates $50,000 and above
Young Alumni Chancellor's Council Storke Associates $25,000 and above
Chancellor's Council Tower Associates $25,000 to $49,999
Young Alumni Chancellor's Council Tower Associates $12,500 to $24,999
Chancellor's Council Associates $10,000 to $24,999
Young Alumni Chancellor's Council Associates $5,000 to $12,499
Chancellor's Council $1,000 to $9,999
Young Alumni Chancellor's Council (Graduates of the last decade) $500 to $4,999