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Gaucho Fund Donation Form and the
Gold Zone Priority Seating Request Form.
Ways to Give
You can support UCSB Athletics directly through the Gaucho Fund in the form of cash, stock, real estate, or a planned gift. Gifts are tax-deductible.
- Give a gift online today
- Cash, check, or credit card (checks should be made out to UC Regents)
- Payroll deduction (UCSB employees)
- Matching giftGive the value of stock or real estate
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated can be gifted to UCSB. These funds can be used to financially support UCSB Athletics and you receive a favorable income tax deduction based on the current value of the assets.
Gifts paid in full help create a solid timeline to complete projects or support annual operating and scholarship budgets. However, multi-year pledges are a flexible way to achieve a successful project. Payments can be made by a certain date each year.
Planned gifts or estate gifts are an effective way to manage your affairs and plan for the future while making a meaningful contribution to the Gaucho Fund or UCSB Athletics' Walk of Champions capital projects plan. Common gift planning strategies include bequests, charitable gift annuities, remainder trusts, donor advised funds, gifts of life insurance, or real property. Many gift planning strategies can provide a reliable source of income and/or tax benefits for the donor.
Athletics Endowment Fund
Due to the large amount of principal needed to yield an annual return to benefit programs or scholarships, UCSB Athletics offers endowment funds managed by the UCSB Foundation which provide perpetual annual support for the program of your choice. Your gift will be directed to the program you choose in your name or in the name of a loved one. For as little as $25,000 your gift can be included in an athletics endowed fund established to support a college, program, or initiative of your choice.
Many employers will match their employees' gifts to UCSB. Some employers will even match the gifts of retired employees, spouses, parents, and gifts from their board of directors. All matched funds will be designated to the area to which you originally contributed your gift.