Give. Don't give in. The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz

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Since its founding almost 50 years ago, UC Santa Cruz has been an incubator for new ways of thinking, new ways of learning, new ways of taking action in the world.

The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz, a $300 million fundraising effort, will provide critical resources to the campus, enabling students and faculty to follow their dreams, their passions.

Support is being sought to enhance our Student Experience and for signature initiatives in Genomics and Health, Coastal Sustainability, Data Science Leadership, and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences. In all these areas, and in each of our Academic Divisions, we are focused on building what an education and research means at UC Santa Cruz. This university is, and always will be, deeply committed to bold, fearless inquiry that benefits our students, our community, and our planet.

Please join us.

We've been challenging the status quo since 1965.

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Why I Give


Alec and Claudia Webster

The Webster's $5 million gift will rebuild the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn into a new center for UCSC's innovative sustainability programs.


Christine and Rob Holo

The Holos' $1 million gift supports research and education focused on marine conservation science and policy.