GIFT RECOGNITION SOCIETIES
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.
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.
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.