Category: Giving

Raising a glass (and funds) for research

Michael David Winery—owned by the family of UC Santa Cruz virologist Rebecca DuBois—is helping fund the professor’s COVID-19 research with its “Going Viral” Merlot.

By Dan White, October 2020

Building opportunity

Campus benefactor Jack Baskin not only established the Baskin School of Engineering Fund, but also a charitable remainder trust benefitting the fund—helping more than 5,000 students (and counting) gain engineering degrees and compete effectively in the job market.

October 2020

Creating opportunities

A gift from the Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation will allow the UC Santa Cruz First Generation Initiative to hire interns who provide services, support, and programs for fellow first-gen students.

By J. D. Hillard (Porter '99, history), February 2020

Planning for the future

Through her will, alumna Susan Bok, a retired senior transportation planner, established a future endowed scholarship for environmentalists and planners at UC Santa Cruz.

By Susan L. Bok, Rachel Carson College ’77, February 2020

Food for all

This Giving Tuesday, help UC Santa Cruz make sure students have full minds—and bellies

By Dan White, October 2019

Choosing what’s important

Lisa Kermish found her best friends and a lifelong commitment to social justice at UC Santa Cruz. Now she’s added Slug Support to her will. As a student, Kermish (Stevenson ‘76, literature and creative writing) taught creative writing workshops, created...

October 2019

Crown funding

When an alumna recounts her special memories from Crown College, it becomes easy to join the effort by Crown alumni to double the college’s endowment by 2021

By Mary Elizabeth Garcia (Kresge '12, philosophy; M. A. '14), March 2019
Vera Rubin peering through telescope

Empowering discovery through diversity

Because diversity enhances scientific success, UC Santa Cruz has established the Vera Rubin Presidential Chair for Diversity in Astronomy

By Peggy Townsend, October 2018

Our way of giving back

Denise Gallant and Kevin Monahan fell in love at KZSC. But the radio station, and Kresge College, also gave them the skills that built their careers. By including the college and the station in their will, they’re able to make...

October 2018