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Office of Development

The Office of Development is comprised of professionals who are committed to providing the best philanthropic experience for our donors. We are true investment stewards, advancing the university’s mission through community outreach and relationship-building with individuals, corporations and foundations.

Our gift officers are skilled at identifying donors’ interests and possess a wide breadth of knowledge of UC Santa Barbara. What results is a meaningful relationship whereby donors’ passions are matched with areas of need on campus. These relationships support the UC Santa Barbara and advance our donors' philanthropic aims.

As part of the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we strive for our team to reflect our global and multicultural alumni and donor community. We value our diversity as a fundamental part of how we reach our organizational goals and evolve as a division. This philosophy is practiced daily in our work as we raise support for the programs and opportunities that cultivate UC Santa Barbara’s positive and inclusive campus community.

The UC Santa Barbara Development Office has received several awards for outstanding performance in fundraising, including the 2013 Educational Fundraising Award granted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The Development team promotes the university, fosters support, and provides excellent service for UC Santa Barbara donors.

If you are interested in making a difference at UC Santa Barbara, please contact one of our gift officers listed under Key Contacts. They will guide you and answer all questions to ensure your investment achieves the desired and maximum impact.