Fiat Fifty with Alice Waters

A spectacular evening under the stars in celebration of trailblazers, radicals, and legends.

September 26, 2015, 6 p.m., East Field, UC Santa Cruz
Tickets: $175 per person

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime evening and be part of the crowning event of UC Santa Cruz’s 50th celebratory year.

This year’s Founders Celebration dinner will be unlike anything we have done before. Served in a pavilion overlooking the Monterey Bay, Kathryn Sullivan (Cowell ‘73), the first American woman to walk in space, will be our master of ceremonies as we honor chef and food activist Alice Waters with the Foundation Medal and our pioneer staff and faculty with the Fiat Lux Award. The evening promises to be an electrifying night under the stars.

RSVP for Fiat Fifty! With Alice Waters

Were you staff or faculty in 1964–67? If so, we invite you to be our guest.

Were you a UC Santa Cruz student in 1965? Get dinner ticket(s) and register for Pioneer Reunion events.

Our annual Founders celebration window will be bigger and better than ever.
Check back and stay tuned for details as they become available.


Thank you to our sponsors

  • Ow Family Properties
  • Sarah C. Latham
    Vice Chancellor, Business and
    Administrative Services
  • Barry Swenson Builder
  • Gordon and Tanya Ringold
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Scharf Investments, LLC
  • Anne Beroza (Stevenson '72)
  • Linda S. Peterson, Stevenson '70 — UC Santa Cruz Foundation Campaign Committee Chair.

Thank you to our supporters who have donated a portion of their goods and/or services

  • Saintsbury
  • Annieglass
  • Gary Young, Crown '73 — Poet, artist & Director of the UCSC Cowell Press