Create an impact from the beginning

With your generous contribution you'll join a group of donors shaping the future of visual arts. Your participation is an investment in developing an exciting Brooks legacy for a new generation of creative photographers and image-makers.

Your donation also empowers the Foundation to strengthen the community at large with quality programs of lifelong learning and intellectual enrichment. You can make a difference.

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Your dollars will help support:

  • Education at Brooks at UCSB
  • Research
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Speakers & Exhibitions
  • Alumni Association
  • Conservation of Brooks Archives
  • Mentorships
  • Educational Outreach

There are many ways to support the mission of The Ernest Brooks Foundation

  • Donors can make a one time gift
  • Or spread a pledged amount over years — Pledge Letter of Intent
  • Gifts of cash
  • Gifts of stock & bonds
  • Gifts of real estate and other assets
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • $1,000 — Stage B Committee
  • $5,000 — Jefferson Society
  • $10,000 — Just Love Crew
  • $25,000 — Riviera Roundtable
  • $50,000 — Montecito Club
  • $100,000 — Graholm Circle

To learn more, please contact Tom Ligare , Director of Development +1 805 681 9333 +1 805 689 3483 mob


Name The Ernest Brooks Foundation as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift, and become a member of the Ernest Brooks Legacy Society. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance. Your membership involves no dues, obligations or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you at annual luncheons, and with invitations to special events and seminars and a subscription to our newsletter.… read more >

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.