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“The courses I took while at UCSB as an undergraduate were about finding your own point of view and your own voice and your own take on a subject. I think that was enormously important, especially for a writer, because your own voice is what you have to sell. There is no other center like this that is focusing on bringing together all of these disparate educational and creative elements in one place.”

Scott Frank, Academy Award Nominated Screenwriter,
Carsey-Wolf Center Advisory Board Member
Film Studies, UC Santa Barbara, ’82

By joining our Media Society, you partner with UC Santa Barbara and the Carsey-Wolf Center to provide innovative education and programming to future scholars and industry leaders, ensuring growth in the media frontiers of industry, science, policy, and entertainment.

Our leadership gifts have energized the campus with exciting new spaces for teaching, research, academic and public programming, as well as ensuring support for critical programs that engage students and community in dynamic and educational activities.

Our Media Society members are building the future through sponsoring vital needs, such as:

  • Establishing endowments to provide programming in perpetuity

  • Hiring top-quality faculty

  • Funding teaching assistantships

  • Establishing student fellowships, scholarships and internships

  • Maintaining state-of-the-art teaching and training facilities and equipment

  • Underwriting academic programs, including new courses

Leadership Levels

Lifetime Memberships

Industry Innovator
  • Gift or Pledge of at least $1 million, payable over five years

Industry Leader
  • Gift or Pledge of at least $500,000, payable over five years

Media Pioneer
  • Gift or Pledge of at least $100,000, payable over five years or less*

*Giving at this level or above also guarantees membership into UC Santa Barbara’s Lancaster Society.

Media Developer
  • $25,000 pledge

Annual Memberships

  • $10,000  per year

  • $5,000 per year

  • $1,000 per year**

** Giving at this level or above also guarantees membership into UC Santa Barbara’s Chancellor’s council


Benefits of Membership

We honor our donors as appropriate through the following vehicles:

  • Name building spaces and programs 

  • Announce and publicize leadership gifts through the UC Santa Barbara Board of Trustees and University publications, as appropriate

  • Announce and publicize leadership gifts through the Carsey-Wolf Center Advisory Board
  • Acknowledge donors appropriately in related event programs and publicity
  • Invitations to a variety of related programs including special screenings and premieres, lectures, seminars, forums, and conferences

  • Recognize members in UC Santa Barbara’s Annual Report

  • Recognition on the Carsey-Wolf Center website and other related publications