Donors who give $1,000 or more annually to one of two discretionary funds—the UC Santa Cruz Fund or the Parents Fund—are recognized as Chancellor's Associates. It is the chancellor's way of saying thank you and extending the opportunity for you to be part of a community of donors and friends of the university. Learn about giving levels and donor benefits.
Impact of your gift
Gifts to the UC Santa Cruz Fund and the Parents Fund give the campus the flexibility to invest in areas of greatest impact. Many of the gifts directly support the student experience that so powerfully distinguishes UC Santa Cruz.
Giving levels and benefits of giving
Your generous support as a Chancellor's Associate advances the mission of UC Santa Cruz and provides opportunities to connect with other friends of the university at special events.
Events include topical programs, luncheons, receptions, and dinners where guests can engage in lively conversation with campus leaders, faculty and students on the big ideas of our times.
- $10,000 Chancellor's Associates Platinum Circle
- $5,000 Chancellor's Associates Gold Circle
- $2,500 Chancellor's Associates Silver Circle
- $1,965 Chancellor's Associates 50th Anniversary
- $1,000 Chancellor's Associates
Giving now and down the road
David Kirk, retired media specialist at McHenry Library, supports the library and campus he spent 29 years helping build. He is doing that by making the library a beneficiary in his estate plans. And he is a Chancellor's Associate, providing the chancellor resources now to invest where needed—including extending hours at McHenry Library.