Ways to Give

UC San Diego is poised for an exciting and unprecedented new phase of rapid growth and discovery - and you can help us achieve our mission in this new era. Gifts to Arts and Humanities benefit the nearly 2,500 undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members who make up the Division, as well as our broader campus, the San Diego community, and the larger world. Even modest contributions, pooled with gifts from other friends of Arts and Humanities, can achieve big results - and begin a lifetime of philanthropy with impact.

Choose Your Area of Impact

The Division offers a variety of key funding opportunities. Here is just a sampling:

  • Fund a scholarship/fellowship to maintain student excellence
  • Create an endowed chair to ensure outstanding faculty
  • Provide funds for greatest need for unrestricted support
  • Or give to any area that inspires you

Gifts from alumni, parents and friends play an important role in keeping the Division of Arts and Humanities on the leading edge of innovation.

              “We wanted to create an endowment to support the undergraduate dance students that rise to the top,” said Margaret Marshall, founder of the dance program at UC San Diego. She established, with her husband Mark G. Marshall, a $100,000 endowment fund to continue the legacy of dance in the Division of Arts and Humanities.
Margaret C. Marshall

“When I was a little kid, I was always fascinated by space and science fiction. And Arthur C.Clarke was certainly someone I admired,” said Mark D. Dankberg, ViaSat chairman of the board and CEO.  ViaSat gave a $1 million gift to the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination.

  Mark D. Dankberg 


                         To deepen understanding and advance scholarship on Greek history, literature, archaeology and culture, UC San Diego’s Division of Arts and Humanities has launched an academic Center for Hellenic Studies. The Hellenic Cultural Society and its members contributed to the center, including $25,000 from the organization and a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to encourage and inspire additional support.
Paul and Alexia Anas, UC San Diego art history alumna and president of the Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego.


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