Honorary Gifts

Honorary gifts are a wonderful way to pay tribute to a living person while supporting the mission and programs of UC Santa Cruz. Gifts of any amount may honor a special occasion or achievement, or simply acknowledge someone's importance in your life.

On your behalf, we will send a card or email to the honoree, depending on your preference, to let them know about this recognition. We do not share the gift amount, and you can also remain anonymous.

Honorary gifts can be made online, by mail, by phone, by payroll deduction (for UCSC employees), and through endowments or planned giving.


Endowments provide meaningful support to students, faculty, and programs at UC Santa Cruz. For gifts of $50,000 and more, an endowed scholarship can be created in honor of someone special that will exist in perpetuity, providing a living legacy and helping students for years to come.

If you want to learn more about establishing an endowed fund, please contact a development officer for the area you wish to support or email giving@ucsc.edu.

If you need help donating to UC Santa Cruz, please email giving@ucsc.edu.