A Message from the Chair

July 01, 2021

Richard F. Moss, UC Santa Cruz Foundation Chair

Dear UC Santa Cruz Friends and Well Wishers,

I am proud to serve as the Board Chair of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation. 

Founded in 1974, the Foundation partnered with the University administration to advance the goals of the University and help it raise philanthropic funds. As volunteer leaders, the Foundation Trustees devote their time, wisdom and personal financial support to benefit the University. We steward the University's endowed funds and advocate on its behalf to raise its public profile and renown.

Founded in 1965, UC Santa Cruz is recognized as one of the nation's top universities, both public and private, for breakthrough academic research and teaching. Perched at the edge of a redwood forward overlooking the incomparable Monterey Bay, UC Santa Cruz is home to a community of scholars and students devoted to advancing human knowledge, social justice and equity, and practical solutions for the challenges of the 21st Century.

I invite you to explore this website to learn more about the UC Santa Cruz Foundation and determine how you can help contribute to the continued success of this young but very fast growing University.


Richard F. Moss


UC Santa Cruz Foundation