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

Tickets for the general public have sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Rachel Reed at (831) 459-5003

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

Redwood Sponsors:

  • Ow Family Properties
  • Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican
  • Dignity Health - Dominican Hospital
  • Gordon (Crown '72) and Tanya Ringold

Fieldhouse Sponsors:

  • Barry Swanson - Builder Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Scharf Investment, LLC
  • Anne Beroza (Stevenson '72)
  • Sarah C. Latham
    Vice Chancellor, Business and
    Administrative Services
  • 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
  • Stone Brewing Co.
  • Annieglass
  • Gary Young, Crown '73 — Poet, artist & Director of the UCSC Cowell Press
  • UC Santa Cruz Cowell Press