Giving back to UCSB Comm

Communication unites people, communities, and organizations around the globe.  A major in communication connects individuals and institutions across academic fields and global borders.  We understand that tomorrow's leaders must possess the scholarly background and intellectual skills necessary to manage complex social issues effectively.  Thus, we focus on helping students develop human potential, analyze problems, and engage society through message design, persuasion, negotiation, and collaboration. 

As one of the top programs in the country, the department relies on its alumni and friends to support its activities, to attract and retain top scholars and promising students, and to provide students with the best opportunities to learn and develop. We count on your support to help us educate students for civic engagement, to provide them with critical insights about new media, and to help them learn how to develop effective professional and social networks.

Our department's continued success depends on the generosity of our donors.  Your gift, no matter how large or small, can make a difference in the opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. Your gift of $100 to $1000 provides educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students.  $1000 and over makes you a member of the Chancellor's Council.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the Department in our educational and research endeavors. 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 phone, or by wire transfer.


To find out more about our major Funds, and make unrestricted gifts to the Department by credit card, please click on the following links:

Communication Fund for Excellence

Communication Alumni Council Fund

Communication Lecture Series Fund

By Mail or Phone

To make a gift by mail, please fill out the downloadable giving form, make a check payable to the UC Santa Barbara Foundation, and mail your check and form to:

Attn: Rocío Torres
University of California, Santa Barbara
Office of Development
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2013

For Wire Transfers/Gifts of Securities (Stocks)/Planned Giving/Estate Gifts, please contact Ms. Torres directly at (805) 893-3188,

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. For more information, please visit our gift-matching site.