Ambassadors play a direct role in the success of UC San Diego’s Day of Caring,, by spreading the word among your personal and professional networks via social media, email, texts or phone calls.

We can't spell without you!

Make an impact

  • Give one: Support with a gift or video of care on May 11-12.

  • Get five: Spread the word about UC San Diego’s Day of Caring! Call, email and text friends, family and colleagues to get five people to join you and make their own gifts or videos of support.

  • Go social: Share on social media! Use the #UCSDcares hashtag in your posts to spread the Triton care, compassion, courage and support. The more energy the better, so feel free to start sharing early!

Timeline and key dates

April: Invite other Tritons

Encourage your Triton friends to join you as a ambassador so they can help raise funds for their favorite campus groups and programs!

April 13: Get the toolkit

Our toolkit is available! Click here to view our fun sample scripts and insider tips you can start using now until Day of Caring!

April 27: Learn all about being an ambassador

Tune in to our ambassador training or watch the ambassador training video after May 1.

Register for our Ambassador Training on Thursday, April 27 from 1-1:30 p.m. or tune in for our Ambassador Training video. Learn more about the tools, tips, and tricks on becoming a successful ambassador. Meet your Ambassador Committee and ask any questions you may have.

May 1-10: Spread the word

Use the images and videos in your ambassador toolkit to start the conversation online about why you love UC San Diego using the hashtag #UCSDcares. Follow UCSD Alumni on social media and use your platform to amplify the posts. And keep an eye on your email inbox for your unique donation link—when people use it to donate, you’ll get credit.

May 11-12:!

Reach out to your personal and professional networks to get their support for, and make a gift of any size. Champion your cause, track your success on leaderboards and stay tuned for donor matches and giving challenges. Make sure everyone gets their gifts in by 2 p.m. on May 12. Then feel good about making a difference!

Use your voice and show how much by signing up to be an ambassador today!

Show You Care

"I’m thrilled to be a ambassador,” says Kaplan. “UC San Diego has meant so much to me —not just cherished memories, but a rewarding career and the ability to give back to future generations. I can’t wait to share my Triton pride and inspire others to participate in I hope you’ll join me and become an ambassador." Read more.

-Jim Kaplan ’84

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I be a ambassador?

As a ambassador, you will encourage general giving or champion the cause of their choice, from various academic areas and colleges to programs and services like the food pantry, library or the equity, diversity and inclusion program. To make your ambassador experience easy, successful and impactful, you’ll get access to a toolkit of digital resources full of fun sample scripts and insider tips!

Why should I be a ambassador?

  • You care about Tritons and want to create a bright future.

  • You want to pay it forward because someone helped you as a student.

  • It only takes a few minutes but has a big impact.

  • You want to support important services like UC San Diego’s food pantry, which helps students experiencing food insecurity.

  • You want to compete and win prizes like a donation to the UC San Diego cause of your choice.

What if I’m not on social media?

You can still be an ambassador! Use phone calls, texts and emails, or even print out your message and post it on the bulletin board at your favorite coffee shop near campus.

Have any questions?

Please contact Annual Giving at or (858) 534-8568.