Every Gift Counts!

Help us achieve the goal of 50 New Gifts during our 50th Anniversary in 2017 - 2018!

50 Gifts


Venilde Jeronimo
Director of Development
College of Creative Studies
UC Santa Barbara

Join Us in Celebrating 50 Years at CCS

Gifts of all kinds and levels are counted towards our goal of 50 new gifts. Make a gift of $1,000 or more and be recognized among our "CCS 50th Year Anniversary Circle of Friends" and be invited to special events during the year.

Your Generosity is an Investment in the Future of CCS

As we celebrate the College's 50th anniversary, philanthropic support from alumni, parents, and friends plays a critical role in the future of CCS and provides the means for life-changing experiences for our students. You enable CCS to continue to build an unparalleled learning environment that has earned us the title "The Graduate School for Undergraduates."

50th Anniversary Giving Priorities

Dean's Fund for Excellence

The Dean's Fund for Excellence is the CCS Annual Fund, and provides unrestricted support for the College to respond to on-going and unique opportunities, such as inviting distinguished visiting lecturers, increasing summer research opportunities for students, faculty and classroom support, materials and facility improvements, and providing College-wide enrichment programs for students across all CCS majors. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

SURF is at the heart of the student learning experience at CCS.  Gifts to SURF provide students with stipends to undertake in-depth, real-world research projects with UCSB faculty over the summer. You can establish a fellowship in your name (or someone you wish to honor) with a gift of $3,000 or more. Named SURF endowments can be established with $75,000 or more and leave a lasting legacy. Contact the Director of Development for more information about named and endowed research fellowships. 

CCS was the most important decision in my career... providing the freedom and ability to string different ideas and disciplines together

Dr. Angela Belcher, CCS Biology ’91/PhD ’97; James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

Have a Lasting Impact

Charitable gifts provide the margin of excellence that facilitates our commitment to students. Whatever your philanthropic goals, we work with you to have lasting impact.  Gifts can be directed specifically to the College, its programs, or majors.  We gratefully accept gifts of a variety of assets, including appreciated securities, cash, and property.  Gifts can be made outright, pledged over time, or given through planned giving vehicles such as charitable unitrusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, or bequests.

As of July 1, 2012, it is the policy of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation that 6% of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds.