Giving Opportunities

A wide range of giving opportunities is available through the Capps Center for those friends, parents, community members, and UC Santa Barbara alumni who wish to be a vital part of the Center’s future. The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life 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 would be pleased to work with you to create a gift that would honor your philanthropic goals and vision and address the needs of the Center. UC Santa Barbara gratefully accepts gifts of a variety of types of assets, including appreciated securities, cash, and property. Some gift plans feature current tax benefits, income to you, and other welcome advantages for you and UC Santa Barbara. Gifts to the Capps Center can be made outright, or through planned giving vehicles such as charitable unitrusts, charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, bequests, or other vehicles.

There are many ways to support the Capps Center. Listed below are our highest priorities.

  • Sara Miller McCune Endowed Internship and Public Service Program
  • Forum on Ethics
  • Support for Courses on Environmental Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, and Diversity & Justice
  • Special programs and visiting speakers related to ethics

You may make an unrestricted gift to the Capps Center online by clicking our “Make a Gift” button below and on our home page.

Ways to Give

Each gift to the Capps Center can be designed to coincide with the donor’s interests, to achieve the donor’s vision and goals while meeting the mission and the highest priority needs of the Center. In making a gift to the Capps Center, each donor may express his or her wish to designate a gift to any priority area within the Center.

We invite you to support the Walter H. Capps Center at UC Santa Barbara. Your gift will also count toward the Campaign for UC Santa Barbara, the first comprehensive campaign to raise private funds to ensure the university’s excellence for future generations.You can make your gift through any of the following convenient methods:


To make your contribution now via our secure online giving website, click the “Make a Gift” button here. You may also find it on our home page.


You may make a gift by phone, mail, or e-mail.

Please make your check payable to “UC Regents.” On the memo section of the check, or in an enclosed letter, indicate that the gift is for “The Walter H. Capps Center at UC Santa Barbara.”

Mail to:
Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life
3045 Humanities and Social Sciences Building
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3130

If you are making a gift by phone, please contact Leslie Gray, Director of Development, Humanities and Fine Arts (805) 893-4193 or, or you may also contact Nicole Klanfer, Assistant Dean of Development, Humanities and Fine Arts (805) 893-7680 or If you’re interested in making a major gift or have questions about the vehicles for involvement, please contact us. We look forward to working with you to meet your philanthropic goals.