How to Give

Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the teaching programs and research enterprise in the Department Chemistry and Biochemistry.  If you would like to become a part of our ongoing work, we invite you to join “Friends of Chemistry and Biochemistry”.  Your generosity plays a critical role in our ability to fulfill our mission and is truly appreciated. We welcome all gifts, whether unrestricted or designated for a special purpose. 

There are many ways to support the Department in our educational and research endeavors. Our top priorities include Unrestricted Support, Student Support, Faculty Support, and Lecture Series. 

Department Endowments include:

Become 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. 



Give to Chemistry Now

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:

Beth Ptalis Hough
Development Services Manager
Engineering and the Sciences Development
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6035


You may also make a credit card gift by phone by contacting Beth Ptalis Hough at 805-893-5198.

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 Bethany Innocenti (805) 893-4963.

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 Ilana Ormond (805-893-5556).

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