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Donor Relations

Donor Relations develops and executes systems, plans, and tools in partnership with leadership and frontline fundraising units to communicate to our donors the impact of their gifts and the importance of their relationship with UC San Diego.  Our objective is to build and strengthen the foundation for continued engagement with and investment in the university.

The Office of Donor Relations

  • Builds lasting relationships with donors and demonstrates their impact on UC San Diego
  • Is a service unit with responsibility for facilitating ongoing, coordinated stewardship activities by partnering with development officers
  • Stewards UC San Diego's donors through strategic recognition events and communications

Key Activities

At UC San Diego, our donor relations and stewardship programs are donor-centric. Our key activities and programs include:

  • Giving societies including Chancellor’s Laureates and University Benefactors
  • Donor recognition
  • Customized donor relations plans
  • Stewardship impact reporting
  • Communications and events