Giving to Environmental Studies
The goal of Environmental Studies at UCSB has always been to provide our students with the best possible opportunities to learn and develop. We have an outstanding faculty and staff; people who are talented, committed, and effective. We invite you to join us in pursuit of these goals.
Responsible stewardship of our environment will require leaders that understand and respect human values and goals, and the relationships between natural and human communities. We believe that managing natural resources in responsible ways will sustain both resources and the human enterprise. Today's critical issues like climate change, energy, water quality, ecosystem management and conservation, and human and environmental health are opportunities for the next generation of leaders to devise and implement solutions of global impact and enduring harmony.
Tomorrow's leaders must possess the scholarly background and intellectual skills necessary to understand complex environmental problems and formulate decisions that are environmentally sound. Our process is highly interdisciplinary, drawing upon the diversity of environmentally related departments and disciplines throughout UC Santa Barbara. The new environmental leaders will be strong scholars with practical problem-solving skills, using both traditional governmental tools and those of commerce. They will think critically across disciplines and forge innovative partnerships.
Environmental Studies has several targets that could particularly benefit from your support.
Environmental Studies has several priorities that could particularly benefit from your support. Your Gift may be unrestricted or targeted to a specific need or area.
This fund will enhance undergraduate environmental education, including field trips and classroom technology. It is named to honor Bill Freudenburg, who died in December 2010. Bill was the model of an ES Professor; he held the Dehlsen Endowed Chair in Environmental Studies and was a world class scholar, committed to using his work to make the world a better place for all people. He recently published an important book: “Blowout in the Gulf.” He was also an inspiring and popular educator who taught among other classes ES 1 - our introductory class, to over 400 students each year.
This fund was created to honor Environmental Studies Lecturer Emeritus Barry Schuyler, and through him to honor and support lecturers in the ES Program. Lecturers have long been a crucial component of our program. They bring a real-world, hands-on, experiential insight to complement the academic perspectives provided by our faculty.
The Schuyler Lecturer Fund has two primary goals:
1. Support our existing lecturers with resources for professional development and to enhance their classes.
2. Allow us to periodically invite individuals to teach classes (either special short courses or full quarter-length courses) that would provide unique opportunities for our students
This is to directly support student activities and development. These resources will provide for ES internships, scholarships, and awards such as the McGinnes Environmental Law and Advocacy Scholarship and the Outstanding Senior Award, and would contribute toward student-organized environmentally-related workshops and conferences.
Nothing can replace going into the field and getting your “hands dirty” for really learning about the environment. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then an experience is worth 1,000 pictures. For a student, spending time in the field is an opportunity to interact with, and get to know, faculty that can never be matched in the classroom. It is vital for ES to be able to provide as many field trip opportunities as possible, and to make each as valuable as possible. Thus, we wish to develop a fund to support off-campus excursions.
Endowed chairs allow us to recruit the best faculty in the world, people who are world-class scholars and skilled, dedicated teachers. We target interdisciplinary thinkers who will strengthen the campus as a whole.
How to Give
Our alumni and friends provide essential support for the Program of Environmental Studies. The Program benefits from annual unrestricted support and major gifts designated for special purposes. Your generosity plays a critical role in our ability to fulfill our mission and is truly appreciated. Every gift counts.
We invite you to be a part of the Program’s success in educating the next generation of leaders by making a gift to the Program either on-line, via mail, or by phone.
Unrestricted gifts to the program can be made by credit card through our secure 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 downloadable form (pdf) and return to:
Development Services Manager
Engineering and the Sciences
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6035
You may also make a credit card gift by phone by contacting Rachel Guedelhoefer at 805-893-5198.
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 Melinda Glasgow Douglas at 805-893-2580.
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 Chris Pizzinat (805-893-5126 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
We offer a sincere thank you for your assistance toward ensuring that
our Program continues to be among the strongest in the nation.
Dr. Josh Schimel, Chair
Environmental Studies Program
President, Heinz Center
Class of 1981