Office of Development


Student scholarship winners. Gifts to UCSB are making the expense of attending a first-rate university within reach for exceptional students, creating new, innovative fields of study, and preparing students for leadership in the new millennium. These are just a few examples of how alumni and friends are building a foundation of excellence and innovation for the future.

Support from the State of California, once providing nearly all of the university's budget, now underwrites just over one-third of UCSB's total expenditures. At UCSB, State appropriations are designated for fundamental expenses. UCSB must have other funds in order to maintain the excellence for which it is known throughout the world.

Private philanthropy provides that margin of excellence, and plays a significant and increasing role in shaping the university's reputation for teaching and research.

What's Your Interest?

There is a wide range of gift opportunities at UCSB that will allow you to become a vital part of UCSB's future. Wherever your interests lie, UCSB will work with you to blend your vision with the priorities of the university to make a gift that is both personally satisfying and beneficial to you and to UCSB. For example, you may assist the university overall or you may designate your gift to benefit a particular area, such as a college or department. Development staff is available to assist you with information about supporting a specific area at UCSB.

Visit our Ways to Give page for additional information.