Two new trustees, both alumni, have been elected to the board of The UC Santa Barbara Foundation. Michael Stewart and Jeffrey Worthe join the leadership body that promotes the university by increasing philanthropy and managing and growing the endowment.
Trustee, honorary alumna and visionary behind UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Marilyn Gevirtz, was a longtime benefactor of UC Santa Barbara who was dedicated to education for students at all levels. She made a tremendous impact on our campus, specifically our Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, and on public education as a whole. She will be deeply missed.
Prominent philanthropist Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, a devoted campus benefactor and passionate advocate for education, has been named chair of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation.
An honorary alumna of UCSB and co-chair of the Campaign for UC Santa Barbara fundraising initiative, the longtime foundation trustee characterized the appointment as “a great privilege and honor.”
Worster fellowships in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology fund experiential learning for undergraduate students.
Conducted independent of the university, the study outlines goals, recommendations and action items for addressing issues facing the Isla Vista community. PRESS RELEASE
UC Santa Barbara Foundation welcomes new trustees for new academic year. Five new trustees, including four alumni, have been elected to the board of The UC Santa Barbara Foundation, a leadership body that promotes the university by increasing philanthropy, and managing and growing the endowment. PRESS RELEASE
Television producer Marcy Carsey -- half of the celebrated duo behind such hits as "Roseanne", "That 70's Show", and "3rd Rock From the Sun" -- has been named the next chair of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees. Active with the foundation since 1999, she will assume the leadership role on July 1. Carsey's two kids are UCSB grads. PRESS RELEASE
Six new trustees have been elected to the board of The UC Santa Barbara Foundation, a leadership body that promotes the university by increasing philanthropy, and managing and growing the endowment. PRESS RELEASE
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner talks to our Foundation Board about his
collaboration with Steven Spielberg on Lincoln, for which he received a 2013 Oscar nomination
(Writing – Adapted Screenplay).
Kushner was at UC Santa Barbara in 2004 as the "Michael Douglas Visiting Artist" in the Department of Theater and Dance. He returned to campus on October 4, 2013 as a guest lecturer at Campbell Hall, part of the Arts & Lectures series.
Barry Berkus Tribute
We lost a good friend and fellow Trustee in November 2012 with the passing of Barry Berkus. Barry had served on the Board since 1982, our longest standing UC Santa Barbara Foundation Trustee. An internationally renowned architect, he designed UC Santa Barbara's Mosher Alumni House which today serves as the jewel that shines brightly to welcome our Gaucho family and hosts daily activities for our students. Barry attended UC Santa Barbara in the late 1950's and received a UCSB Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989. His contributions to the campus were numerous, and he will be greatly missed.