United Way has undergone great change as an organization, with growth in programs and partnerships. UWSBC has expanded their impact and model for leadership—uniting and strengthening communities behind common goals, strategies, and outcomes—each year achieving significant, measurable results. They focus on preparing children for academic success, empowering families to be financially stable, and leading efforts that help our communities recover in times of crisis. To learn more, please visit www.unitedwaysb.org

Through its long history as a partner with United Way of Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara has worked to make a difference in the lives of children, families and seniors in our local community. United Way's special focus on education is an extension of our own mission to provide opportunities and access for the next generation of students. Our annual United Way Campaign, “Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow” gives university employees an opportunity to contribute their time, talents and/or financial resources.

The UCSB United Way Committee looks forward to collaborating with you to provide opportunities to come together and begin Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow.

Key Dates


2022 Campaign Dates: February 4 - March 4, 2022

February 4 - February 14 | Online Candy Gram Sales
February 4 - March 4 | Campus Store Round-Up
March 2 - March 4 | On-Site Candy Gram Sales
March 2 - March 4 | Candy Gram (Online Orders) Pickup

Letter From Chancellor Yang

Dear Members of Our Campus Community,

Since 1923, United Way of Santa Barbara County has been striving to make a difference in this community and working hard to ensure that our contributions help our local friends and neighbors in need.

United Way of Santa Barbara County serves thousands of residents every year, as evidenced most recently by the more than 4,750 households that have received direct COVID-19 assistance. Over $1.1 million has been awarded to residents in Isla Vista and Goleta, serving more than 130 households. In addition, United Way continues to help local K-12 students who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. That’s why programs like Fun in the Sun and the United Learning Center are needed now more than ever. Students are receiving much-needed academic support and enrichment, and meaningful connections with peers and educators after so many months of school closures and social distancing. To learn more about United Way’s resources and programs, please visit www.unitedwaysb.org.

Running the oldest United Way campaign in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara has been a proud long-time partner in raising resources and mobilizing volunteers to serve those most in need. This year, UC Santa Barbara will hold our annual United Way Campaign from February 4 through March 4, 2022. In line with our campaign theme of “Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow,” we are committed to connecting with our community, recognizing individual needs, and lifting up and supporting those around us. For more information about our UC Santa Barbara United Way Campaign, including our sweet tradition of Candy Grams, please visit http://www.dia.ucsb.edu/unitedway.

I am inspired by our faculty, staff, students, and alumni who support the communities around us in so many ways. I encourage all of us to learn more about United Way of Santa Barbara County, and to invest in our community with a gift of service or financial support. No matter how you give, your gift makes a difference!


Henry T. Yang

Contact Information


UC Santa Barbara Contact
Emily Schroeder
Events Director
(805) 893-7382

United Way Representative
Victoria Dominguez
United Way of Santa Barbara County
(805) 965-8592
United Way of Santa Barbara County