UCSC fundraisers honored at Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day

Awards recognize Friends of Long Marine Lab and Scholarship Benefit Dinner fundraisers

Friends of LML executive committee
Friends of Long Marine Lab executive committee (left to right): Harriet Deck, past president; Gary Griggs, Institute of Marine Sciences director; Lisa M. Rose, FLML executive director; Cathy Richards-Bradley, past president; Virginia Guhin, past president; David Morrell, president; Julie Barrett Heffington, Seymour Center director; Dion Vokos, vice president.
Susan Hammer and Mary Doyle with Chancellor George Blumenthal at the Scholarship Benefit Dinner.

Two UC Santa Cruz fundraising teams will be recognized by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at the Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day 2011 awards luncheon on Friday, November 18.

The Friends of Long Marine Lab will be honored as the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization for its work on behalf of UCSC's Long Marine Laboratory and Seymour Marine Discovery Center. The Friends of Long Marine Lab is the Seymour Center's community support group, provide funding for the education programs, daily operations, and staffing of the Seymour Center, as well as supporting research programs and student research awards at Long Marine Lab.

In addition, Susan Hammer and Mary E. Doyle, the co-chairs of the volunteer fundraising committee for the 2011 UCSC Scholarship Benefit Dinner, will be recognized as  Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser Honorees. Hammer, the former mayor of San Jose, and Doyle, a UCSC alumna, have both served as UC Santa Cruz Foundation trustees for more than 12 years. Through their work on the Scholarship Benefit Dinner committee, they have helped hundreds of deserving students gain access to a first-rate education at UCSC.

Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day is the signature awards luncheon of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter. It is held each year in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day to honor the contributions of local philanthropists.