Development

  • Jack and Kim Johnson help break ground on UCSB's Edible Campus program student farm
    Jack and Kim Johnson help break ground on UCSB's Edible Campus program student farm

    Alumni, donors Kim and Jack Johnson help UC Santa Barbara break ground on its student farm, culminating years of effort

  • UC Santa Barbara Foundation welcomes four new trustees for the 2018-19 academic year

  • UCSB Day of Caring volunteers at North Campus Open Space

    First public trail to open at North Campus Open Space, providing safer routes to schools and other destinations

  • UC Santa Barbara Bentson Scholar Ally Aplin

    The Bentson Foundation secures future opportunities for outstanding students in marine science

  • Gift from author T.A. Barron establishes endowed fund for environmental leadership in the humanities

  • Campus reaches $100 million in fundraising for fourth straight year; receives more single donations than ever

  • Professor Charles Bazerman endows a fellowship fund for continuing lecturers in the UCSB Writing Program

  • Zegar Family Foundation gifts UCSB $1.04 million to address impacts of climate change through science

  • Computer scientist Rich Wolski named to Duval Family Presidential Chair in Energy Efficiency

  • UCSB Give Day 2018 group of student laughing with pompoms

    UCSB Give Day 2018 raises more than $5.6 million in just 24 hours

  • UCSB Gauchos baseball pitcher Jack Dashwood

    Adding lights to Uyesaka Stadium will enable night games, other enhancements to benefit student-athletes, campus, community

  • UCSB’s second Give Day, a 24-hour digital fundraising event, will take place April 12

  • School children having the touch-tank experience at UCSB's REEF

    Betty Elings Wells’ major gift to the REEF will fund improvements and enhance educational outreach programs

  • UC Santa Barbara announces Dangermond Endowed Chair in Conservation Studies

  • Lydia by David Bazemore

    Jody and John Arnhold ‘75 endow a production fund for UCSB theater and dance, securing its programs for generations to come

  • UC Santa Barbara Foundation welcomes four new trustees; alumnus Richard Breaux takes seat as board chair

  • Philanthropist George Holbrook safeguards graduate research fellowships at the Institute for Energy Efficiency

  • UC Santa Barbara reaches $100 million in fundraising in fiscal year 2017

  • Kim and Jack Johnson at UCSB

    Alumni Kim and Jack Johnson partner with UCSB’s Edible Campus Program on teaching farm to open next fall

  • Benioff Ocean Initiative announces first project, commits $1.5 million to finding solutions to whale deaths caused by vessel collisions

  • School of fish

    NCEAS sees global progress with ongoing research collaboration, Science for Nature and People Partnership

  • JoAnn Kuchera-Morin at MOXI

    UCSB’s AlloSphere Research Group unveils installation at just-opened MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

  • Wooden fence leads to Sedgwick Reserve

    A gift from Linda Duttenhaver and Morton La Kretz will further research and teaching at Sedgwick Reserve

  • The Club & Guest House at UCSB

    UCSB’s renovated faculty club, now The Club & Guest House, is open for business

  • UCSB’s Marine Science Institute partners with global leaders at World Economic Forum to translate ocean research into action

  • $1 million gift to UCSB creates a high-level postdoctoral fellowship in fundamental physics

  • UC Santa Barbara Foundation welcomes three new trustees for the 2016-2017 academic year

  • UCSB’s SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind blurs the boundaries between disciplines to illuminate the mind

  • UC Santa Barbara marks its second-best year ever for fundraising in fiscal year 2016

  • Jim Maragos coral photo

    With a $10 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff, UCSB launches the Benioff Ocean Initiative to study and solve ocean issues

  • Carlos Diniz, Walt Disney Hall

    Vast archive of famed architectural illustrator Carlos Diniz is now housed at UCSB’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum

  • Steve Hinkley and JoAnn Kuchera-Morin

    UCSB and new interactive science museum MOXI partner to engage the public in science, technology, engineering, arts and math

  • Gift from the TomKat Foundation, established by Tom Steyer and Kathryn Taylor, launches Carbon Neutrality Project led by UCSB

  • By embracing social media and other digital tools, the inaugural UCSB Give Day launches a new era of fundraising for campus

  • Megan Jones and Madison Frame

    Philanthropically focused student group UCSB First dispenses $4,250 in grants during 2016 Philanthropy Awards Dinner

  • Philanthropist, water research advocate Henry (Sam) Wheeler, Jr., was key supporter of Bren School's Urban Water Environment project.

  • Two Gaucho alumni are the newest trustees of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation

  • Chancellor Henry T. Yang, Charlie Munger, Dilling Yang

    A $65 million donation from Charlie Munger, the largest single gift in campus history, helps UCSB break a fundraising record

  • Honorary alumna and prolific donor Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree to chair UC Santa Barbara Foundation board

  • UCSB at SNARL Page Center exterior

    The Kate and Paul Page Research and Learning Center at SNARL is now open for business; namesake donors helped conceive the project

  • Madison Frame and Megan Jones of UCSB First

    Through education, participation and just plain fun, UCSB First aims to create a culture of giving on campus

  • Sara Miller McCune's $5 million gift will support her many passions on campus, including UCSB Library

  • Amir Abo-Shaeer

    Media Arts and Technology graduate students mentor at local engineering academy in unique new collaboration aimed at education reform

  • A look inside UCSB's Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
    A look inside UCSB's Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

    New gift funds CCBER's collection manager; Mireia Beas-Moix is the curator and custodian of some half-million scientific specimens

  • Estate gift establishes first endowed chair for Gevirtz School, in honor of Prof. Michael Gerber

  • Eva Haller on her passion for the arts and her gift of a Fletcher Benton sculpture to UCSB's Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Eva Haller on her passion for the arts and her gift of a Fletcher Benton sculpture to UCSB's Art, Design & Architecture Museum

    Committed to the arts, trustee Eva Haller donates major work by prominent sculptor to Art, Design & Architecture Museum

  • Infusion of $5 million in gift funds a major boon to Department of Economics

  • UCSB is delivering on its promise of additional university housing for undergrads

  • Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger makes a $65 million gift — the largest donation in campus history — to UC Santa Barbara

  • Five distinguished new members are added to the board of UC Santa Barbara Foundation

  • A look at UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve
    A look at UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve

    Driven by a love of nature, alumna Linda Duttenhaver gives $2 million to renovate the historic Ranch House at UCSB’s Sedgwick Natural Reserve.

  • Cheadles and Yangs

    Endowment launched by Vernon Cheadle's family will safeguard his scientific legacy by supporting operations at campus center that holds his botanic colllections

  • Driven by a belief in the transformative potential of education — and a passion for helping those in need— Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree has gifted the campus with $500,000 for student scholarships. The Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree Endowment Fund is meant...

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