Ways to Give

Ways to Give to UCSB Physics

Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the Department of Physics’ teaching programs and research enterprise. The Department benefits from the unrestricted support and major gifts designated for special purposes. Your generosity plays a critical role in our ability to fulfill our mission and is truly appreciated. Every gift counts!

There are many ways to support the Department in our educational and research endeavors. Here are our top priorities:

  • Unrestricted Support
  • Student Support
  • Faculty Support
  • Lecture Series

We invite you to be part of the Department’s success in educating the next generation of leaders by making a gift to the Department either on-line, via mail, or by phone.


give button

Unrestricted gifts to the department can be made by credit card though our on-line giving form.


To make a gift by mail (via check or credit card) or to designate your gift to a specific purpose, please fill out the Donation Form (pdf) and return to:

Bethany Innocenti
Lead Director of Development for the Sciences
Development Office
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6035


You may also make a credit card gift by phone by contacting Bethany Innocenti at (805) 893-4963.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions that their employees or spouses make. Matching gift programs can double or possibly triple your donation. Please obtain your company’s matching gift form and return it with your contribution.

Wire transfers or gifts of securities (stock)

For information about making a contribution via wire transfer or gifts of securities, please contact Beth Ptalis Hough at 805-893-5198.

Planned Giving/Estate Gifts

For information about making a gift through planned giving vehicles such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, bequests, or other vehicles please visit UC Santa Barbara's Planned giving website or contact Chris Pizzinat (805-893-5126 or chris.pizzinat@ia.ucsb.edu).

For more information about UC Santa Barbara’s Development Office please visit: http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/dev/