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Donor and Fund Stewardship

Discover how the Donor and Fund Stewardship Office acknowledges gifts to the university, administers funds, facilitates the creation of endowed chairs, and oversees fundraising groups.

The Donor and Fund Stewardship Office seeks to strengthen ongoing relationships with the university's donors by providing timely communication about gift funds and supporting the appropriate use of those funds.

See our Mission Statemen. Located in Advancement, Donor and Fund Stewardship helps facilitate the areas listed below.

Gift acknowledgement

Supports the production of:

Fund stewardship

Helps you oversee funds by:

Naming agreements

Individual donors can be honored by naming university property, a program, or facility. Donor Stewardship facilitates the approvals for naming agreements.

  • Donor Stewardship partners with Campus Planning to maintain a comprehensive campus list of donor namings

Endowed chairs

Donor and Fund Stewardship helps facilitate the approval process for endowed chairs by:

  • Maintaining comprehensive records about endowed chairs, their purpose, approval, and funds associated with the chairs.  
  • Facilitating any changes made to endowed chair names, purposes, or terms (these are rare)
  • Working with Development and other campus representatives seeking to establish chairs
  • Monitoring and identifying chairs that are unfilled for an extended period or have accumulated income

Endowed Chair policy (PDFs):

Complete list of endowed chairs at UC San Diego

Support groups

The Support Group Office oversees the creation and compliance of any group or organization whose primary purpose is to assist the campus through fundraising, public outreach, and other support for the university’s mission.