Make a Gift Now

Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the Department of Geography’s teaching programs and research enterprise. All gifts, large and small, help us in our mission of teaching and research and in promoting the study and understanding of planet Earth and its inhabitants. The department benefits from annual 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 their educational and research endeavors. Listed below are our key priorities:

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

We invite you to be a 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.


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

By Mail

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

    Beth Hough
    Development Services Manager
    Engineering and the Sciences Development
    UC Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6035
    805-893-5821 fax

By Phone

You may also make a credit card gift by phone by contacting Melinda Glasgow Douglas at 805-893-2580.

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 Melinda Glasgow Douglas at 805-893-2580.

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 contact Chris Pizzinat (805-893-5126 or ).

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