June 27, 2014
This past fall, the University of California Office of the President launched the Promise for Education fundraising campaign in an effort that raised over $1.3 million for undergraduate students. During the six-week crowdfunding campaign, anyone could make a promise, set a funding goal, and share it on their social networking channels. Participants could dedicate funds raised to a specific UC campus, or to the UC system. Vice Chancellor Young made good on his promise -- “I promise to switch jobs for a day with UCSB Associated Students President Jonathan Abboud, as well as shadow at least four other UCSB staff members during the winter quarter!” -- and spent a day working in De La Guerra Dining Commons. His efforts raised over $2,000 for scholarships for UCSB students.