Make an impact from the start.

With your generous contribution now, you'll be joining
a select group of donors that are shaping the future of visual arts. Your participation ensures the advancement of the Brooks legacy, a legacy that continues a long-standing tradition of investment in succeeding new generations of skilled, creative photographers, image-makers and artists.

With extraordinary programs of lifelong learning and intellectual enrichment, your donation also empowers the Foundation's work to strengthen our community at large. Won't you help us make a difference today?

Your dollars will help to support:

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

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 stocks & 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 x402 +1 805 689 3483 mob


When you name The Ernest Brooks Foundation as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift, you 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, along with 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.