Giving to the Carsey-Wolf Center

The mission of the Carsey-Wolf Center is to foster the creativity, critical skills, historical understanding, and new forms of literacy that students and the community need to be informed citizens. Engaging industry professionals and policy makers, as well as students and scholars, the Center seeks to increase public understanding of the role of media in society and inform policy debates.

We invite you to join our generous supporters of friends, alumni, industry partners, corporations, and foundations to help us realize our vision of the Carsey-Wolf Center. 

We seek two types of funding:

  1. Annual, current funds to develop and implement a fully articulated program.
  2. Endowment funds
    • A general endowment for flexibility and to respond to new and innovative opportunities, as well as capital improvements to the physical space and equipment for the Carsey-Wolf Center.
    • Specific endowments, such as funding for year-round film programming, the Environmental Media Initiative, Media Industries Project, Internship Program, Graduate Fellowship Funding, and future initiatives.

Ways to Give

Each gift to the Carsey-Wolf Center can be tailored to coincide with the donor's interests, to achieve both the donor's vision and the Carsey-Wolf Center's mission and needs. In making a gift to the Carsey-Wolf Center, each donor may express his or her wish to designate your gift to any priority area within the Carsey-Wolf Center to benefit by your gift. 

Thank you for supporting the Carsey-Wolf Center at UC Santa Barbara. You can make your gift through any of the following convenient methods:

Give Online:

To make your contribution now via our secure online giving website, click the "give now" button above.

Give by Phone/Email:

To make your gift by phone or email, if you are interested in making a major gift, or if you have any questions about the vehicles for involvement, please contact Nicole Klanfer at 805-893-7680 or

We look forward to working with you to meet your philanthropic goals.