About the Campaign
From the Chancellor
UC Santa Cruz reached the half-century mark in 2015, but we’re not looking backward—we’re charging ahead. We have great ambitions. Philanthropic support will launch us into this bright future.
We are raising money for the things that make UC Santa Cruz great: The experiences that prepare our students for life and leadership, and the high-impact research our faculty is doing that is changing the world. We are ready for our next step, and we invite you to take it with us…
This fundraising campaign is about changing lives. That’s what education does. That’s what research does. We want to change more lives. Join us!
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- The Transformative Student Experience, Quarry Amphitheater and Colleges.
- Signature initiatives in genomics, coastal sustainability, data science, and the arts and sciences.
- Excellence across academic divisions.
- Scholarships, fellowships, and faculty support.
UC Santa Cruz is supporting a bold vision for the university’s future with its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign in
The campaign’s fundraising goal is $300 million for use in priority areas all across campus. Half that goal was raised at the time of the public launch in October 2013. The public phase of the campaign is anticipated to last four to five years.
We invite you to explore this website to learn more about the campaign. Then, join us in standing for what matters.