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On Tuesday, October 6, the first celebration of the Plantronics Creativity and Innovation Scholars award took place at UC Santa Cruz. Ken Kannappan, the president and CEO of Plantronics and Darrin Caddes, Plantronics’ vice president of corporate design, joined ... [more]

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Randall Grahm is not your typical winemaker. While the wines he produces at his Bonny Doon Vineyard are exceptional, having garnered several rave industry reviews over the years, the road he took to success had a lot of atypical twists and turns. Growing up in Los Angeles and... [more]

Ken Corday (Porter 1977) and the Corday Foundation have made a substantial financial contribution to the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division to establish the Kenneth R. Corday Family Presidential Chair Endowment in Writing for Television & Film. The gift will significantly... [more]

From designing elaborate Shakespearean costumes for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to the iconic, sexy leather catsuit worn by Diana Rigg in The Avengers, Jan Rowell’s extraordinary talent could be found in classical productions as well as the hippest television... [more]

Plantronics has very generously supported the Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for the past three years, with a total of $150,000 in corporate support. Known for their revolutionary audio technology, including inventing the world’s first headset in outer... [more]

On July 23, US Bank generously donated $15,000 to the Dean’s Art Fund for Excellence. And what made the event especially significant was that Steve Martinez, US Bank’s South Bay District Manager and Dave Lompa, US Bank’s Aptos Branch Manager, stopped by UC Santa Cruz and delivered the check in... [more]

A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Noxon currently lives in Hollywood with her two children and continues to be an outspoken philanthropic supporter of the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz, personally supporting the Arts Fund for Excellence.

 

She is a versatile writer/producer who works... [more]

Emmy-nominated Brannon Braga most recently served as an Executive Producer on “Terra Nova."  Prior to that he was an executive producer and writer on the award-winning drama series “24.” Brannon also created “FlashForward” with David S. Goyer and served as an executive producer on the series.... [more]

You can read the story of Professor David Kaun’s life through his philanthropy: his passion for music; his commitment to education, teaching, and students; and the sheer joy he takes in giving back.  “It’s wonderful fun,” he said in describing his experiences as a donor.  “I’ve helped some... [more]

The Rebele's are pillars for the Arts at UC Santa Cruz, the University as a whole and the Santa Cruz County community, giving valuable financial and volunteer support to a broad array of programs and causes for many years.

They established the Rebele Chair in Art History at UCSC in 1996,... [more]