Why Give

As one of the nation's most powerful research universities, UC San Diego is a catalyst for change and a driver of economic growth and innovation. We shape minds and change lives. But we cannot do it alone.

With your support, and the support of many other generous alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends, UC San Diego can achieve the extraordinary on campus, in the community and throughout the world.

Flutist Rachel Beetz



Make a Difference

Gifts of any size can have a lasting impact on the lives of students, faculty and staff—and beyond.




Alumnus Ken Kroner



Donor Profiles

From alumni to longtime philanthropists, see why others give to UC San Diego.




Honor roll of donors



Donor Honor Roll

Thank you to all of our university friends who share our vision and understand the opportunities their gifts support.




Endowed chair



Endowed Chairs

Donors who generously endow chairs are not only ensuring excellence in higher education today, but also contributing to the university's future growth, innovation and success.




Geisel library

Naming Gifts

Schools, facilities and programs can be named to recognize individuals whose service and support help ensure UC San Diego’s continued achievement.