Local Residents Serve as Officers of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation

Several distinguished business and community leaders will serve as officers of the board of trustees of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation for the 2009-2010 academic year beginning July 1.

The nonprofit foundation actively promotes and encourages private philanthropy for the advancement of UC Santa Barbara and manages donated gifts to the campus, including support for students, research, and instruction.

The following are the new officers of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation.

Daniel P. Burnham, Santa Barbara, retired chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company, will be chair of the foundation.

Janice Jagelski, class of 1987, Oakland, a community leader, will be vice chair of development.

Bruce Wilcox, class of 1977, New York City, chair of the management committee, Cumberland Associates, will serve as foundation treasurer and vice chair of investments.

Steve C. Mendell, class of 1963, Rancho Santa Fe, retired president and CEO, LMA North America, will be vice chair of donor relations.

Susan Worster, class of 1970, Los Altos Hills, a community leader, will serve as secretary.

Fredric E. Steck, class of 1967, Santa Ynez, former managing director, Goldman Sachs, will be chair of nominations.

In addition, Pamela M. Lopker, class of 1977, Santa Barbara, president of QAD, will join the board as a new trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation.

"UC Santa Barbara is fortunate to have the generous support and extraordinary leadership of our distinguished foundation trustees," said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang.

"The campus is inspired by their vision and encouraged by their fund-raising efforts to sustain and enhance UCSB's ongoing excellence."

The UC Santa Barbara Foundation works in partnership with the university to identify, engage, and cultivate potential donors, and to honor UCSB's many benefactors for their generous support.

Foundation trustees play a major role in guiding the work of the foundation and in promoting fund-raising goals and priorities related to The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara.

Private giving works in combination with support from the State of California to help strengthen the institution at its core and to help build a margin of excellence.

The UC Santa Barbara Foundation receives gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, as well as individual bequests, endowments, and corporate and foundation donations.

"The generous support and active engagement of our foundation's trustees as ambassadors for UC Santa Barbara under Chancellor Yang's leadership play a significant role in helping transform our campus programs and facilities," said Gary Greinke, executive director of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation.

"We are grateful for their vision and energy in working to make a critical difference in the life of UC Santa Barbara.

Eric Sonquist, director of finance and administration of UCSB's division of institutional advancement, serves as chief financial officer of the foundation.

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