Parent & Family Giving


Enhancing Your Student's Education

Triton parents and family members know the value of the education their students receive at UC San Diego. In recognition of this, many choose to invest in the university as a way to enhance their student’s college experience.

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UC San Diego Parents Fund

Private support from parents, grandparents and other family members and friends plays an important role at UC San Diego. These gifts help strengthen academic enrichment and Student Affairs programming by providing a pool of flexible dollars for campus-wide student initiatives.

Volunteer and Outreach Opportunities

Just as you have been involved in your student’s education up to now, we want you to continue to be a part of his or her academic journey at UC San Diego. You can stay connected to the university through family volunteering and outreach programs such as those listed right.

Gifts at Work

Gifts from parents and families help UC San Diego to provide scholarships, expand student research opportunities, bring expert guest lecturers to campus, invest in advanced technology, broaden access to service projects locally and abroad, and much more. Explore the links on the right to learn more about parent and family gifts at work.


Make a Gift

Thank you for choosing to support UC San Diego through the Parent and Family Giving Program. You can make your gift through a variety of convienent methods. 


For more information please contact Sumner Paterson at (858) 822-3867 or




Triton Parents Join in Discussion with UC President Napolitano

UC San Diego parents Jayne Nilles and Mark Maxson joined parent representatives from all nine UC undergraduate campuses for a discussion about UC’s budget and goals.

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Save the Date! Triton Day Welcomes Admitted Freshmen April 4

Admitted students and their families are invited to explore campus, tour residence halls, engage with faculty, meet current undergraduates and get a feel for what it’s like to be a Triton student.

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