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Your support for the Bren School propels innovative environmental leaders and solutions.


By identifying key opportunities for collaboration, the Bren School’s Development team strives to build mutually beneficial partnerships between our academic institution and individuals, non-profit organizations, government entities, and corporations who share our vision of a sustainable and prosperous future.

How to Make a Gift

Make a gift online (to select giving areas)

By check:
Made payable to either the UC Regents or the UC Santa Barbara Foundation, depending on giving area (please consult Development department). Indicate any specific purpose in the memo line and mail to: 

Office of Development 
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 
2400 Bren Hall 
University of California, Santa Barbara 
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131

Other giving methods:
Read more about other giving methods (including wire transfers, securities, payroll deduction, trust and estate gifts, retirement plans, or gifts-in-kind)

Ways to Get Involved

As a Bren School supporter, your impact is tangible. The Bren community understands the value of your time and investment, from our bright student fellows to the researchers who produce innovations in data-driven environmental research. Student fellowships secure a place at Bren for the brightest emerging environmental leaders who become alumni making a difference in the world. Support for our academic programs ensures that Bren continues to be a place of excellence for students and faculty alike.

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    Student Fellowships

    Make a direct and personal impact on individual lives by supporting our future environmental leaders at the Bren School.

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    Academic Programs

    Support core, interdisciplinary academic programs that are instrumental toward the Bren School’s continued success.

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    Dean's Initiatives

    Advance Dean Steve Gaines’ key priorities that fortify the Bren School’s reputation as a center for excellence and innovation.

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    Research Initiatives

    Bolster leading edge research at the Bren School that tackles some of our biggest environmental challenges.

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Meet Our Community

Leadership Councils

Learn more about the leaders who lend their experience and knowledge to the Bren School as members of Bren advisory councils.

Bren Alumni

The Bren School is a community, nurturing the next generation of environmental problem solvers. At the Bren School, students come first. 

#OneBren is the Bren School’s annual alumni fundraising initiative based on the idea that the collective action of many individuals (Bren alumni, parents, faculty, students, and friends) can make a real difference through small contributions. Every other year, the #OneBren initiative participates in UC Santa Barbara’s campus-wide alumni giving campaign, Give Day

Each year, the graduating Master’s class gives back to future Bren students through a collective Class Gift. Led by the Class Chairs, two elected representatives of their class, this initiative aims to support an area of need at Bren in a meaningful way with 100% graduating class participation. 


Our supporters are key to advancing critical research endeavors and emerging environmental leaders. Read their stories of giving and partnership with the Bren School.

Reach out to the Bren School and start making an impact today. 

Lotus Vermeer

Assistant Dean of Partnerships & Development
(805) 893-3712

Beth Pitton-August

Director of Development
(805) 893-5047

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