A Tennis Legacy

Steve DavisSteve Davis ’93 followed his love for tennis to UC Santa Barbara as a student-athlete. That same passion for the sport inspired Steve and his wife, Amparo ’94, to engage with UCSB Athletics on many levels as alumni. Through the Living Scholars program, the couple provided one-on-one mentorship and support to several tennis players. Steve and Amparo have also contributed to the construction of the new John Arnhold Tennis Center on campus and have created a meaningful legacy with UCSB by naming the Tennis program as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

Steve played on the UCSB Tennis team for more than three years. He also was deeply involved in his AEPi fraternity and worked for a congressman in the nation’s capital through the UCDC program. Originally a math major, he graduated with a degree in business economics and credits lecturer Paul Orfalea for introducing him to finance in a way that piqued Steve’s interest in further exploring the field. He subsequently established and grew a successful career as a financial advisor, and is currently a managing director at UBS. Amparo, who graduated with a degree in history and earned her juris doctorate from UCLA Law School, practiced as an attorney for years and has recently joined Steve at the firm. The couple has three children ranging in ages from 15-19.

Steve and Amparo’s love for UC Santa Barbara led them to purchase a second home in East Beach so they could be near to campus as often as possible. They both remain deeply committed to their alma mater and Steve helps to promote alumni support by serving on the board of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association. He is hopeful he can encourage others to establish their own legacy commitments with the University.

“I had such a great time as a student,” said Steve. “It just made sense to give back.” As members of UCSB’s Legacy Circle, Steve and Amparo join hundreds of other alumni whose commitments will help ensure UCSB’s future for generations of Gauchos to come. Contact Ilana Ormond at 805-893-5556 or ilana.ormond@ucsb.edu to learn more.