A $4-million gift to the University of California, Santa Cruz will establish an endowment to support the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, the nation's first hands-on training program for beginning organic farmers at a public university.

News in Giving

This spring, the Environmental Studies Department received an endowment from the Packard Foundation to honor the legacy of Kenneth S. Norris and his commitment to field-based education. Read more >>

The Development Office for the Division of Social Sciences partners with faculty, alumni and friends of the Social Sciences to foster philanthrophy and to promote awareness of the achievements of the Social Sciences faculty, departments and students.

State appropriations do not fully fund our programs, and private support helps to maintain the level of academic excellence for which the social sciences at UC Santa Cruz are known.

With 46% of UC Santa Cruz undergraduate degrees awarded in social sciences majors, a gift in the social sciences makes an important contribution to the vitality of UCSC and the development of society’s future leaders.

Your generosity supports a leading research university with an uncommon commitment to undergraduate teaching and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Why We Give

Alec and Claudia Webster 

The Websters' $5 million gift will rebuild the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn. Read more >>

For examples of ways to give, click here.

Please contact one of our staff members for more information:

Anne Hayes,
Associate Director of Development
(831) 502-7274

Audries Blake,
Development Assistant
(831) 459-3857


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