Some 350 people gathered at Santa Cruz’s Cocoanut Grove ballroom in October to fete the honorees of the annual Founders Celebration gala dinner and awards ceremony. The night also was a chance to highlight some of UCSC’s accomplishments, including being ranked seventh in the world among the 100 best universities less than 50 years old.

UCSC Scholarship Benefit Dinner

UCSC’s 10th annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner, held at the University Center on campus in February, was a chance for the community to provide support for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. Music, presentations, and soul-stirring talks supported the evening’s theme, “Reflecting on our Past. Taking on the Future.”

UCSC Founders Celebration

Scholarships matter now more than ever. To contribute, go to giving.ucsc.edu