January 17, 2024

Dear Members of Our Campus Community,

For over 100 years, United Way of Santa Barbara County has been partnering in our local community to support our friends and neighbors, and working hard to ensure our contributions build a stronger community.

Running the oldest United Way Campaign in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara has been a proud 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, “United for Education,” from January 17 through March 1, 2024. In line with our campaign theme, we are recognizing and amplifying the importance of education and academic success, especially in promoting literacy among our youth. We will come together for our annual Bean Bag Toss Tournament and will finish our campaign with the sweet gift of Candy Grams. For more information about our UC Santa Barbara United Way Campaign, please visit www.dia.ucsb.edu/unitedway.

Throughout its three focus areas, Academic Achievement, Financial Empowerment, and Crisis Response and Recovery, United Way continues to make an impact on thousands of individuals each year. Programs like the Fun in the Sun summer learning program, United Learning Center tutoring program, and Volunteer Individual Tax Assistance provide a comprehensive spectrum of resources and tools to help children and families build stronger foundations for future success. To learn more about United Way’s resources and programs, please visit www.unitedwaysb.org.

As we join United Way in its mission to enrich the lives of children and families in our community, we are all 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 and is deeply appreciated!


Henry T. Yang

Key Dates

Campaign Dates: January 17 - March 1, 2024

17 | Payroll Sign-ups Open
29 | Candy Gram Sales Open Online

5-16 | Campus Store Round-Up
7 | Bean Bag Toss Tournament
13 | Candy Gram Sales Close
26-March 1 | The Club & Guest House Fundraiser
27-28 | Candy Gram Distribution

1 | Payroll Deductions Close, Campaign Fundraising Ends