Office of Development

A MESSAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR, DEVELOPMENT

The Promise Continues …

Beverly J. Colgate, Associate Vice Chancellor, Development.
Associate Vice Chancellor
Beverly Colgate

The UC Santa Barbara campus strives for excellence on many fronts. We are a leader in undergraduate and graduate teaching, ground-breaking interdisciplinary research, and impactful public service that seeks to change the world. The University of California has a continued promise to ensure access to the highest quality affordable education for the students of California while also conducting cutting-edge research that serves society at large.

It is the participation and generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends that not only sustains the University in an environment of dwindling State funding, but also creates that margin of excellence which facilitates exemplary academic programming and services to students, the community, and the state of California. Your advocacy for the University is crucial to our continued growth and success. Our alumni serve as leaders and educators in their communities and are one of the greatest testaments to the value of a University of California education.

The UC Santa Barbara Development Office advances the University’s mission through outreach and relationship-building with individuals, corporations and foundations to generate sustained and growing philanthropic giving for a myriad of campus programs and initiatives, each advancing educational, research, and public service priorities. Actively engaging donors with the University is a key priority for the Development operation.

The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara has set a goal of raising $1-billion in private support for the campus. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the leadership of our Foundation Trustees, this comprehensive campaign has reached $875-million toward this goal. This generosity has helped UC Santa Barbara enter the top tier of universities worldwide. Our UCSB Annual Fund generates unrestricted support for the University, while our Development staff works with donors to match their interests with campus needs in ways that help almost every area of campus. Such gifts not only sustain, but serve to transform our campus.

Students studying on the grass.

The UCSB Development Office is the 2013 recipient of two CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) awards for outstanding performance in fundraising, and continues its dedication to the pursuit of reconnecting alumni, parents and friends through meaningful and passionate involvement and giving. I encourage all of our alumni, parents and friends to join the Campaign effort and help to continue our legacy of excellence, opportunity, and innovation — and ensure a campus ranked academically among the most prestigious in the country.

The UC Santa Barbara Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under IRS 501(c)(3), and receives and manages private gifts on behalf of the University.

WHY UC SANTA BARBARA, WHY GIVE NOW?

“GIVING TO A PLACE OF LEARNING IS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA, AND AROUND THE WORLD, WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE HAD.” UCSB STUDENT, CLASS OF 2014

Many alumni, friends and organizations have recognized UC Santa Barbara’s excellence and wish to contribute to its lasting success. These generous benefactors are committed to sustaining affordable education, ensuring that the same opportunities are granted for each student at this university--- today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

We Are Resourceful …

* Once providing nearly all of the university’s budget, the State of California now underwrites less than 15% of UC Santa Barbara’s total expenditures

We Are a Community …

Student scholarship winners.

* Alumni repeatedly return to UC Santa Barbara because it’s the place where you make
“life-long friends”

We Are Passionate …

* Students and young alumni are paving the way for a new generation of philanthropists, bringing with them a set of innovative ideas and an eagerness to get involved

What’s your passion?

We are all visionaries able to transform with a commitment to our passion. Funding an area of campus in line with your passion today can impact lives tomorrow. What is your passion?

There is a wide range of gift opportunities at UC Santa Barbara. Wherever your interests lie, there is a place for you to contribute and make a difference. We will work with you to develop mutually rewarding gift arrangements, blending your passion areas with the greatest needs of our campus.

Development staff is available to assist you with information about supporting a specific area at UCSB.