An outstanding faculty is the hallmark of any great university. At UC San Diego, endowed faculty chairs are teaching/research positions occupied by distinguished scholars. Although state funds provide basic faculty salaries, permanent endowed funds created by philanthropic gifts support chair-holders' teaching and research. The establishment of an endowed chair supports UCSD's faculty excellence. Your endowment creates perpetual funds that provide an annual income to support exceptional faculty members.

For more information regarding these gift opportunities, please contact Michele Palma, Director of Development, at (858) 534-9043 or