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 not available on the online giving form, please download and fill out the donation form (pdf) and return to:

Bethany Innocenti
Lead Director of Development for the Sciences, Dean’s Office
Phone: (805) 893-4963 / Fax: (805) 893-5821 / Alternate Phone: (805) 893-5140
2517E Phelps Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6035

Bryan Kerner
Director of Development for the Sciences
Phone: (805) 893-7223 / Fax: (805) 893-5821 / Alternate Phone: (805) 893-3482
2505E Phelps Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6035

By Phone

To make a credit card gift by phone, call Bethany Innocenti at (805) 893-4963.

Wire transfers or gifts of securities (stock)

For information about making a contribution via wire transfer or gifts of securities, please contact Bethany Innocenti at or (805) 893-4963.

Planned Giving/Estate Gifts

You can make 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 Christopher Pizzinat at or 805-893-5126

For more information about UC Santa Barbara’s Development Office please visit: GIVING TO UCSB