Over the past 6 years Gaucho alums, family and friends have been contributing to UCSB Athletics in Jim Barber's name and memory.

With the funds raised in Jim's honor UCSB Athletics has been able to enhance the athletic academic center, named the Jim and Cheryl Barber Academic Center. In recent years the academic center has been transformed into a location which allows student-athletes to study, receive tutoring and the center houses academic advisors who work solely with the athletes.

These funds have enhanced the athlete's experience off of the field and this year the Barber Fund will be focused on enhancing the student-athlete's experience on the field and in the weight room. The Intercollegiate Athletics weight room is in need of new equipment to service the 450 Gaucho athletes. $167,000 has already been raised to help purchase all new racks, bars and weights. This year, the goal for the Barber Fund is to raise $40,000 to help purchase more necessary equipment and continue to enhance the experience of our student-athletes.

We ask that you contribute to this fund and help keep Jim's memory and impact alive and support Gaucho Athletics.

1965 Camellia Bowl Team - Hall of Fame, 2005

Thank you to our generous donors who have already contributed to this project:

Cheryl Barber '66
John '67 & Debbie '67 Keever

Corky '67 & Virginia Barrett

GOAL:   $40,000


Give now to participate in the giving challenge:

To make a gift via monthly payments please contact christina.baglas@ucsb.edu or call 805-893-5372.