How Student Foundation Works
The Student Foundation is made up of six committees. Our trustees attend weekly meetings, create and run campaigns, plan and run events, polish their communication and presentation skills, and immerse themselves in the rising culture of philanthropy at UC San Diego.
The Development Committee leads the organization’s philanthropic campaigns and works to educate UC San Diego students about philanthropy and the benefits of giving back to their community. Trustees in the Development Committee work on their communication skills, event planning skills, and marketing skills.
The Investments Committee is responsible for the management of the Student Foundation’s endowment portfolio. 100% of the funds managed by the Investment Committee are given back out to UCSD students in the form of scholarships. This committee is made up of trustees as well as student analysts who apply via a separate application. To learn more about the Student Foundation Investment Committee, go here.
The Stewardship Committee is in charge of donor appreciation and retention. Committee members work to keep our donors engaged by planning events and different ways to say thank you to Student Foundation donors. Committee members learn the importance of managing existing donors and create innovative new ways to interact with donors.
Senior Class Gift Committee
The Senior Class Gift Committee runs the annual Senior Class Gift campaign that encourages graduating seniors to leave their legacy at UC San Diego by making a gift to the university in the amount of their graduating year ($20.__). This gift will fund scholarships given to incoming freshman and transfer students.
The Scholarship Committee is in charge of creating the grading criteria for the scholarship applications, selecting scholarship recipients, and connecting the Student Foundation trustees to the recipients at our annual Scholarship Reception. Trustees in the Scholarship Committee get to take part in the final step to the Student Foundation’s mission.
The Internal Committee is in charge of maintaining a balanced atmosphere and organized structure within the Student Foundation. The committee oversees Student Foundation recruitments, manages the family system within the organization, plans trustee bonding events, and applies for grants.