Why Give

"The most profound reasons to support UC Santa Cruz are found in its people, their uncommon excellence and unbridled promise. Our people are working to protect the world’s coastlines. Advance global economic policy. Unearth undiscovered languages. Better understand the origins of the universe and all its creatures. Your continued support will help make all this, and more, possible."

Chancellor Blumenthal

Chancellor George Blumenthal

UC Santa Cruz is an outstanding public research university that engages nearly 18,000 students across the liberal arts, sciences, and professions while maintaining an uncommon commitment to teaching and a unique system of residential colleges. Private support has a significant impact.

Donor support allows UC Santa Cruz to attract and retain the best students and faculty, enhance academic programs, and support high impact research. With challenges as pressing as climate change and devastating disease, UC Santa Cruz’s educational mission is more critical than ever.

UC Santa Cruz is taking those challenges on—developing solutions through our research teams, educating leaders in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and working in partnership with other educators, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits to effect change. Gifts to UCSC support solutions.



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