Participate in Rowing’s Success and Play An Important Role in Its Enduring Tradition at UCSB!

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Annual Operating Use                       Fund the Oar Endowment

The generosity of alumni, parents, and friends has been instrumental to the success of the UCSB Rowing program. A combination of annual gifts and contributions to our Fund the Oar endowment are used for training/competition needs and the purchase of new equipment, such as boats, oars, ergs, etc. They provide critical financial resources for the team, enabling and continuing the team’s tradition of excellence.

Every contribution to UCSB Rowing is important, adding to the collective overall impact to our program.


Give Online

Giving online is now easier than ever! 


Write and Mail a Check

Checks should be made payable to The UCSB Foundation and mailed to:

Student Affairs Grants & Development
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA   93106-5015

Please include a note with your check indicating whether your gift is for the Fund the Oar endowment or for current operating use (or if for both, the dollar amount for both).

Employer Matching Gifts

Gifts from many corporations will match philanthropic donations made by their employees. This is a great way to maximize the impact of your gift. Discover if your company is a matching gift company.

Securities and Mutual Funds

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to UC Santa Barbara. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself. When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year to us in support of our mission, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You are also entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

To make a gift of securities or mutual funds to UCSB Rowing, please contact Catherine Boyer at 805.893.5037 or


Interested in hosting the team for a meal in your home or at a restaurant while they are on the road? Perhaps you’d like to donate water or sports drinks for games or practices? We welcome gifts-in-kind that provide a budgetary savings to the team or fulfill a particular need.

Provide a Legacy Gift to UCSB Rowing.

Planned and deferred gifts help to safeguard our promise of excellence, opportunity, and
innovation now and for future generations.   For a comprehensive review of planned giving opportunities visit the UCSB Planned Giving website.  You may also visit the specific options listed here:

Donor Advised Funds                               IRA Charitable Rollover

Charitable Gift Annuities                         Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Charitable Remainder Trusts                  Wills and Living Trusts

Real Estate                                                  Beneficiary Designations

Charitable Lead Trusts

It is the policy of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation that a modest portion of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds (currently 6%).