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Ways to Give

The Division of Physical Sciences is a founding cornerstone of UC San Diego’s accomplished scientific community, which has made the university one of Newsweek’s “hottest” schools to study science. Even modest contributions pooled with gifts from other friends of the division can make a significant impact. 

The following are several ways your gift can make a difference:

Step 1: Choose Your Area of Impact

Ensure access and affordability for talented students of all social and economic backgrounds with a gift to scholarships.

Help the division respond to its most urgent needs by supporting funds for greatest needs.

Bring an exciting lecture to campus.

Support our efforts to recruit and retain the most stellar scholars with an endowed faculty chair.

Step 2: Designate Amount

You can make a difference with a gift of any amount, whether it’s $50, $500, $5,000 or $5 million. 

Step 3: Choose Your Philanthropic Tools

Outright gift of cash

Pledge, paid annually

Wills and bequests

Securities and mutual funds

Matching gift through your employer

Matching Gifts

Matching gift programs can dramatically increase the impact of your gift to UC San Diego. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and may double or triple any charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out more.


Melanie Cruz
Senior Director
(858) 822-3258

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