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2016 Founders Celebration

October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  UCSC Science and Engineering Library


Please join us at Founders Celebration 2016 for a look into the library as a “collision space” where technology, information, and ideas collide to create new knowledge and support dynamic exploration. This is an exclusive opportunity to celebrate and mingle in a special campus location that symbolizes both the excitement of change and the tradition of learning. The evening will include a reception, dinner, and program. Read more »

The awards presentation will include:

Alumni Achievement Award and Keynote Presentation

Julie Snyder (Kresge ’95, politics), contributing editor for This American Life and co-creator and executive producer of the award-winning podcast Serial, which broke records as the fastest podcast ever to reach 5 million iTunes downloads.  Read more »

Faculty Research Award

Sandra Chung, professor of linguistics, who has been recognized for her contributions to teaching and research in linguistics; advancing syntax through insights from under-studied languages, notably Chamorro; and engaging minority communities in linguistic research. Read more »

Fiat Lux Award

Claudia and Alec Webster (College Eight ’02), major UC Santa Cruz philanthropists whose gifts have had a dramatic impact on campus. Their generous donation enabled UC Santa Cruz to restore the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn—revitalizing the main campus entrance—and strengthen programs in sustainable agriculture, linking the larger community to the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden. Further gifts established two new endowed chairs. Read more »

Ticket options

Individual tickets: $195 each
Deluxe package: $1,000 (2 dinner ticket and a Ansel Adams commemorative print of the UC Santa Cruz Campus)
Purchase a table: $1,950 (10 seats)

Questions: email or call (831) 459-5003

Register now for Founders 2016


October 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


UCSC Special Events Office
(831) 459-5003