Hughes Aircraft Co. donated at least $100K to University of California Santa Barbara Foundation in 2018

Aug 08, 2020
Donations and Philanthropy
Background Information
The UC Santa Barbara Foundation actively promotes and encourages private philanthropy for the advancement of UC Santa Barbara and manages donated resources. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees that works in partnership with the university to identify, engage, and cultivate potential donors, and to honor UCSB's many benefactors for their generous support.
Hughes Aircraft Company was a major American aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1932 by Howard Hughes in Culver City, California as a division of Hughes Tool Company. The company was known for producing, among other products, the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" aircraft, the atmospheric entry probe carried by the Galileo spacecraft, and the AIM-4 Falcon guided missile. It was acquired by General Motors from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1985. Hughes Aircraft was put under the umbrella of Hughes Electronics, now known as DirecTV, until GM sold its assets to Raytheon in 1997.