Class gift from the Class of 1971

Consider a gift to Cowell College in honor of your 50th!

As the Class of 1971 celebrates its 50th reunion, many have expressed interest in making a gift in honor of the occasion. Our focus is on meeting students where they are today. Cowell Provost, Professor Alan Christy and the Reunion Committee suggest these three options for your consideration.  

Experiential Leadership Program (ELP)

The Experiential Leadership Program (ELP) cultivates forward-thinking, collaborative and adaptive leaders who have the confidence, initiative and tools to effectively work with people, develop thriving organizations and solve problems in professional environments, communities, families and life beyond. The program helps students develop tools for leadership and conflict resolution. Click here to make a gift.

Smith Society

The Smith Society is a cross-generational community that provides academic, personal, social and financial support to UCSC students who lack the traditional family support afforded to most of their peers. Typically, these students have multiple adverse childhood experiences including, but not limited to, neglect, abuse, abandonment, or homelessness. Students may identify as being current or former foster youth, wards of the court, runaways, orphans, children of incarcerated parents, or children of parents with severe mental illness. Click here to make a gift.

Provost’s Fund

Allows the provost to respond to changing needs and capitalize on opportunities as they arise. For example, civic engagement with the students and with the Santa Cruz community. It also allows the college to offer additional classes such as Cowell Core, and enhancement courses such as Personal Finance and Investing, and Public Speaking. Click here to make a gift.