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Bethany Innocenti

Development for the Sciences
UC Santa Barbara

Give to EEMB

Make a Difference With Faculty, Research, and Facilities

At the heart of EEMB is its distinguished faculty. Our internationally recognized faculty members draw the finest graduate students to the school, enhance our educational programs, provide service to the community, and disseminate their extraordinary knowledge throughout society.

Help Fund Gifts for the Following

Endowed Chairs

Endowed Chairs honor, encourage, and support the professors whose brilliant minds and commitment to education and research promote the University's mission. An endowed chair is the most significant honor the University can offer to faculty, by way of a donor's generosity. Holders of endowed chairs represent the most distinguished scholars who are selected for brilliant scholarship, inspirational teaching, and leadership. An endowed chair is a permanent endowment created by a philanthropic gift that supports the teaching and research of the scholar. A gift of $500,000 or more will support the creation of a new endowed chair and will provide a legacy for the donor on the UC Santa Barbara campus.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships provide outstanding young scientists with the chance to work in collaboration with EEMB faculty and obtain additional training and experience. Postdoctoral experience is extremely helpful for developing the careers of young scientists. Help support post doc through gifts to support research equipment and supplies, stipends, and research travel.

Lecture Series

Lecture series provide the Department with the opportunity to bring internationally recognized scholars to UC Santa Barbara. The visiting scholars are invited to participate with faculty and students within the Department through a formal lecture presented to the campus and local community, presentations in undergraduate and graduate level classes, and informal, small group discussions. Lecture series enable the Department to provide an exceptional learning environment for students that augments the general curriculum while raising the profile of the Department by attracting preeminent scholars in a particular field. These lectures are made possibly by the generosity of our donors and the funds allow us to attract distinguished scholars to our campus and to maximize the impact of their visit to UC Santa Barbara.

Named Endowed Lecture Series

A gift of $20,000 or more establishes a permanent named lecture that can occur annually.

Named Lecture

A gift of $5,000 will support the expenses related to one lecture and can be named for the generosity of the donor.

Capital Naming Opportunities

EEMB is grateful for all charitable gifts, and honors leading donors who provide major support for student, faculty, programmatic, and capital needs. One significant way to pay tribute to our most generous supporters is to name the benefited program or facility for the donor. Your generous gift to support EEMB research and education can be commemorated by naming a building, laboratory, lecture hall, or facility in your or a loved ones honor. There are many naming opportunities in EEMB, including naming the new Life Sciences Building.