By the numbers
Together, we raised $335 million
THE CAMPAIGN FOR SANTA CRUZ created real differences and new possibilities in the lives of our students and faculty, providing increased opportunities in education and enabling even more world-class research. In our first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, together we built a stronger more dynamic future for UC Santa Cruz.
gifts by source
- Foundations, Other organizations: $132.87 (40%)
- Parents and Friends: $90.89 (27%)
- Alumni: $64.71 (19%)
- Corporations: $132.87 (14%)
gifts by use
- Students and Programs: $143.34 (43%)
- Research and Faculty: $130.73 (39%)
- Campus Improvements: $42.80 (13%)
- Unrestricted and Other: $18.75 (5%)
type of gift
- Cash: $229.62 (68%)
- Planned Gifts: $56.26 (17%)
- Gifts in Kind: $49.75 (15%)
WE BUILT A CULTURE
In gifts large and small ...
40,274 first time donors
53 gifts of $1 million or more
51,943 gifts of $100 or more
8,600 gifts made in two 24-hour
Giving Days, totaling $860,000
121,595 individual gifts
and in interactions ...
89,917 in record attendance by alumni and friends at events,
lectures, programs and reunions
WE SUPPORTED FACULTY
16 new faculty chairs established
$107.5 million for research
Hay Barn rebuilt into environmental center | Quarry
Amphitheater renovated and reopened | University Library added major new collections | Coastal Science Campus
infrastructure updated | Natural Reserves expanded
outreach and area | Rachel Carson College named and endowed
UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute | Institute of the Arts and Sciences | Graduate program in Coastal Science and Policy | Expanded applications and centers for data science
$47.5 million for scholarships, fellowships, and student support
$31.8 million for campus life and undergraduate education
(by fiscal year $ millions)
Note: Fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. Some gifts in FY 2009 are included in campaign totals.
The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz started quietly in 2009, went public in 2013, and concluded in 2017.
An amazing 63,064 supporters
—40,274 of them first-time donors—
gave during the campaign.