The Benefactors of the University of California, Riverside have given cumulatively $100,000 or more to UCR's colleges, schools and programs.
Abbott Laboratories Fund
The Abbott Laboratories Fund supports institutions whose programs and services possess the potential of providing both long-term and short-term benefits to the health care industry, including basic research in the physical and biological sciences, medicine, pharmacy, nutrition and diagnostics. For more than two decades, it has supported research at UCR in the departments of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry.
The Ahmanson Foundation directs its grants to education, the arts and humanities, medicine and health, and a broad range of human service programs. For more than a decade, the Foundation has provided grants to the 18th Century Short Title Catalog project at UCR.
American Honda Motor Company and Foundation
The Honda Motor Company works to balance the public’s desire for fun and performance with society’s need for clean air and water. Historically, Honda has been a leader in fuel efficiency and low-emission technology. Honda has directed its UCR support to the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research & Technology. The American Honda Foundation has provided funds to the University Honors Program for minority and women students in science to study abroad.
Lauren Anderson, Professor Emeritus
The late Dr. Lauren “Andy” Anderson was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology. Andy was one of the original faculty members at UCR. During their lifetimes, he and his wife, Mildred, created two charitable remainder trusts which provided generous funding to graduate students in Entomology through the Anderson Graduate Assistantship in Immature Insects Endowment.
James D. Baker and Judy Field-Baker
Through their estate planning, James Baker and Judy Field-Baker have made provisions to endow two chairs in the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences: the James D. Baker Chair in Politics and the Economy and the Judy Field-Baker Chair in Art History. Judy, a visual artist, an alumna of the University of California, Riverside and a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board, has made the Sweeney Art Gallery the repository of all of her artwork. They are members of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Best, Best & Krieger, LLP
Best, Best & Krieger practices public law, natural resources law, business law, and civil litigation. Founded in 1891, it is the oldest and the largest law firm in the Inland Empire. A dedicated community leader and corporate partner with UCR, Best, Best & Krieger has given generously to The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, the Alumni & Visitors Center, the Athletics Association, Chancellor’s Associates program, and the UCR/California Museum of Photography.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation supports leading-edge research in the broadly interpreted fields of chemistry and the life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that open up new avenues of research and application in these disciplines and related sciences. The Beckman Foundation has contributed generously to research undertaken in UCR’s Department of Chemistry.
Craig G. Blunden
Craig Blunden, President and CEO of Provident Savings Bank in Riverside, is a long time Riverside resident, community leader, and an alumnus of UCR. Craig served on the UCR Foundation Board for nearly 15 years. He created the Gordon A. Blunden/ Provident Savings Bank Endowed Scholarship at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, in honor of his father, the founder of Provident. When AGSM moved to the newly renovated Citrus Experiment Station, the Dean’s office was named in Gordon Blunden’s honor, in recognition of his contributions to the community and local business.
Alfred M. Boyce
The late Alfred M. Boyce served as the director of the Citrus Experiment Station, starting in 1927. In 1956, when UCR was established, he became acting provost and then the first dean of the College of Agriculture until he retired in 1968 after 41 years with UCR. He was known internationally as a pioneer in pesticide research. His leadership earned the experiment station, and the university, a reputation as among the best in the world. Alfred left an enduring legacy for scholarship, research and teaching when he created the Boyce Endowed Chair in Entomology and the Joyce Boyce Endowed Scholarship Fund in support of women majoring in the sciences.
The mission of the California Endowment is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The Endowment has provided generous support for research in the Department of Sociology.
California Wellness Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality and accessibility of health promotion and disease prevention programs and services for a culturally diverse cross-section of California’s youth and families. Further, it encourages the integration of health promotion and disease prevention in the delivery of health and human services; increases the availability of work-related health promotion opportunities for California workers and their families; and facilitates the development of public policies that support health promotion and disease prevention. UCR’s Department of Sociology and the Center for Social and Behavioral Science Research have received generous support from the California Wellness Foundation.
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation
The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation focuses on programs related to Chinese cultural heritage, China-related comparative studies and The Republic of China. The Foundation supports classical studies, especially literary and historical works, and Taiwan-area studies, including history, archaeology, socioeconomics, politics, and culture. The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation supported research at UCR in Psychology and provided an Institutional Enhancement Grant for the Study of Pre-Modern Chinese History.
City National Bank
City National Bank is a leader in business banking in Southern California. James Robinson, Executive Vice President, is a Trustee of the UCR Foundation, serving as its Treasurer. City National Bank has provided generous support for many UCR programs, including The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and its Inland Empire Economic Databank and Forecasting Center, the UCR/California Museum of Photography, Athletics, the Chancellor’s Associates program, the Counseling Center, the Botanic Gardens, the Sweeney Art Gallery, and the University/Eastside Community Collaborative.
Ralph D. and Marilyn W. Copley
Ralph D. and Marilyn W. Copley live in Pagosa Springs, Colo. Ralph is an executive with Texaco. He has provided generous support for research in cystic fibrosis.
Loda Mae Davis
Loda Mae Davis was the first Dean of Women at the University of California, Riverside, where she also served as an Assistant Professor of Psychology until her retirement in 1964. To document successful women in academia, Loda established the Loda Mae Davis Women’s Archive in UCR’s Rivera Library. Since 1964, the Dean Loda Mae Davis Commencement Award has been given each year to outstanding women graduating from UCR. The Loda Mae Davis Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund provides awards to outstanding students with financial need.
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources that transmit this cultural heritage. The Delmas Foundation has provided support to the 18th Century Short Title Catalogue project at UCR.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Founded in 1802, DuPont is dedicated to the work of improving life on our planet. It delivers science-based solutions in food and nutrition, health care, apparel, home and construction, electronics and transportation. During its 15-year history with UCR, it has supported the DuPont Internship/Fellowship, the Summer of Applied Geophysical Research, and research in Earth Sciences, Entomology, Biomedical Sciences, Botany and Plant Sciences, Chemistry, Cooperative Extension, Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, Plant Pathology, Nematology, Soil and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology.
Vernon Eady is a Professor Emeritus of the School of Education at North Texas State University. Vernon is a lifelong educator in the field of transmodal learning: a combination of writing, visualization and verbalization. As a result of his generosity, UCR created the Vernon Eady Psychoeducational Clinic to serve children and young adults with learning, behavior or emotional difficulties, and to be a resource for their parents. The Eady Clinic also provides supervised training for graduate students as well as research opportunities for the faculty of UCR’s School of Education.
James Elkins, a resident of Palm Springs, cared deeply about environmental issues and world hunger. He felt that California agriculture could be a key to solutions in both of these areas. In 1991 he provided the University of California, Riverside with generous support for urban and environmental outreach.
Harvey and Gertrude Emerson
For the past decade Harvey and Gertrude Emerson have given generously to the Emerson Oaks Reserve. Their philanthropy enables UCR biologists to conduct research on unique, spring-fed habitats such as rare century-old southern oak woodlands, chaparral, and Riversidian sage scrub. Emerson Oaks is situated at the convergence of four climatic influences -- desert, coastal, interior, and mountain -- and it contains a number of declining species.
Ernst & Young, LLP
Ernst & Young is the largest public accounting firm in the Inland Empire. It has provided generous and abiding support to UCR including gifts to UCR/ California Museum of Photography, The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, Chancellor’s Associates, Athletics, and the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences.
Alan and Carolyn Ferguson
Alan and Carolyn Ferguson are residents of Fallbrook. Through a planned gift, the Fergusons ultimately will fund the Ferguson Family Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduates, a scholarship that will support UCR students who graduate from Fallbrook High School. The Fergusons are members of UCR’s Watkins Society.
FMC Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of chemicals and machinery for industry, government and agriculture. The Corporation operates more than 100 production facilities around the world. For more than two decades, FMC has provided substantial support to research by UCR’s Entomology faculty.
The Ford Foundation
For nearly half a century, the Ford Foundation’s goals have been to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. The Ford Foundation support of UCR, both generous and broad, includes the Undergraduate Honors Program, The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, and the departments of English and Sociology. Most recently, the Center for Ideas and Society received a grant for research on “Aesthetics and Difference: Cultural Diversity in Literature and the Arts.”
Patricia Shevick Francis
Patricia Shevick Francis is a long-time resident of Riverside and a dear friend of Concepcion Rivera, wife of the late Chancellor Tomás Rivera. Patricia’s first husband, the late Dr. Murray Shevick, was a founding physician of Parkview Hospital in Riverside. Following his untimely death, Patricia established a fund that will ultimately create the Murray Shevick, M.D., and Patricia Francis/Tomás Rivera Endowed Fund in Cardiovascular Research. Patricia is a member of UCR’s Watkins Society.
GenCorp Foundation, Inc.
The GenCorp Foundation, located in Fairlawn, Ohio, supports programs and services that improve education, economic development, and the quality of life. The Foundation’s highest giving priority is education to ensure that our future leaders and workers gain the desire, knowledge, and work-readiness skills required for corporations like GenCorp to succeed and maintain a competitive edge. UCR beneficiaries of the GenCorp Foundation’s generosity include the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, the Annual Fund, undergraduate research, KUCR, and the departments of Physics, Mathematics, and French.
J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust grant program funds a wide range of projects throughout the world that promote research in the history of art and related fields, advancement of the understanding of art, and conservation of cultural heritage. The Getty Trust provided a generous grant to UCR’s Department of Entomology for research to control insects in museums, and it has supported the UCR/California Museum of Photography.
General Motors Corporation and Foundation
The corporate giving program of General Motors Corporation supports culture and the arts, and public policy and economic education organizations that have a positive impact upon GM business. Through its Corporation, Foundation and Research & Development Center, GM has given valuable equipment and provided significant financial support to UCR’s College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology for environmental research.
Nicholas H. and Susan Goldware
Nicholas H. and Susan Goldware are dedicated and abiding supporters of the University of California, Riverside. Nick is an alumnus and a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board. Nick and Susan have given generously to the Alumni & Visitor Center for The Goldware Family Library, and to Athletics scholarship and sports programs. They have also supported programs including the Chancellor’s Associates, the Alumni Association, and the UCR/California Museum of Photography.
Lynn and Sally Gref
Dr. Lynn and Sally Gref established a gift annuity that will fund The Gref Family Fund for Student Support. This fund will provide much-needed scholarship assistance for UCR students. Lynn received his B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCR. He has taught for many years, including several classes at UCR, and he works for JPL and NASA in Pasadena. Sally is a native of Battle Creek, Mich., and is a graduate of English and Languages from Michigan State University. Lynn and Sally are members of UCR’s Watkins Society.
David Halper of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., recently gave nearly 10 acres of land to the UC Natural Reserve System for the Motte Rimrock Reserve near Perris, Calif. David made the gift in memory of beloved mother, Fay Halper. His gift will greatly expand the reserve and enhance the research performed there.
Gordon F. and Mary Ann Harris
Dr. Gordon F. and Mary Ann Harris made a generous gift of real estate to UCR’s University Research and Technology Park. Their gift will help facilitate the development of a technology business incubator that will ultimately stimulate high technology job formation in the region. Gordon is a dentist in Loomis, Calif.
John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation
Established in 1926, the John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation supports study and research in political science, economics, public policy, history, social psychology, and sociology, favoring projects with specific application to California. The Foundation also provides undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and faculty research fellowships in the social sciences to colleges and universities in the greater Los Angeles area. The Haynes Foundation has provided generous funding to UCR for the Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, research in Political Science, and the UCR/California Museum of Photography.
Dr. Esther F. Hays
Dr. Esther Hays has contributed to UCR in so many meaningful ways. Esther is a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board. She and her husband, Dr. Daniel Hays, have provided funding for the Botanic Gardens, the UCR/California Museum of Photography, the Sweeney Art Gallery, the Alumni and Visitors Center and the Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture Series held annually at UCR. In 1999 Esther created the Esther F. Hays Endowed Fund to support graduate fellowships in environmental engineering for students who are involved in the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology.
Howard H Hays
Howard H Hays, Jr., one of Riverside’s most honored civic and business leaders, was the chairman and publisher of The Press-Enterprise and played a central role in the effort to bring a UC campus to Riverside. Over the years, he has made many gifts to UCR for support of programs, including the Chancellor’s Associates, the Academic Decathlon, the UCR/California Museum of Photography, the Richard Carrott Memorial Fund, Friends of the Botanic Gardens, the John D. Babbage Scholarship, the Re-Entry Student Scholarship, the Rivera Memorial Scholarship, and the Mission Inn Internship. He also created the Howard Hays, Sr. Memorial Scholarship in memory of his father.
Thomas T Hays
Thomas T Hays is a freelance journalist and the son of Howard H Hays, Jr. The Hays family owned The Press-Enterprise for 66 years until they sold the Riverside daily in 1997. Thomas endowed the lecture series founded by his father, the Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture Series. The series has attracted such notable speakers as George Will, Katharine Graham and Shelby Coffey.
Jack E. and Marianne Hewitt
The late Jack E. Hewitt was the founding chairman of UCR’s Physical Education Department and UCR’s first Director of Athletics. His vision and contributions laid the groundwork for today’s Division I Athletics program. He and his wife, Marianne, established the Jack E. and Marianne Hewitt Endowed Scholarship to benefit UCR’s finest scholar-athletes.
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation was incorporated in 1966 by the Palo Alto industrialist William R. Hewlett, his late wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, and their eldest son, Walter B. Hewlett. The Foundation’s broad purpose is to promote the well-being of mankind by supporting selected activities of a charitable nature, as well as organizations or institutions engaged in such activities. To those ends, the Hewlett Foundation has provided generous support to UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, the Department of Sociology, and Campus Relations.
Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. is one of the world’s leading health care companies. Widely known for original research and development, Hoffmann-LaRoche has produced numerous important pharmaceutical and medical products and is a leader in biotechnology. Hoffman-LaRoche has generously supported research at UCR, primarily in Biochemistry and the Biomedical Sciences.
Robert and Loretta Holstein
Robert and Loretta Holstein have been actively involved in the Riverside community for more than 20 years, working for social causes, charitable organizations and religious groups. In his practice as a personal injury attorney, Bob advocates for clients whose rights are in jeopardy, particularly non-citizen Latinos. Loretta manages the law firm that bears the family name. The St. Andrew’s Newman Center was established as a direct result of their personal efforts and financial support. Their deeply felt convictions led them and their friends to endow the Holstein Family and Community Chair in Religious Studies.
Hewlett Packard Co.
Hewlett Packard Co. is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of measurement, computation and communication products and services. Its product offerings range from consumer products for home offices, small businesses and on-the-go professionals to precision instruments and extremely powerful computer systems for the most advanced applications. Hewlett Packard has provided valuable equipment to the Department of Chemistry and support to the Annual Fund.
IBM Corporation is a world leader in the creation, development and manufacture of the most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM is also a philanthropic leader that has supported UCR in significant ways - with valuable equipment to the Department of Physics and through its corporate matching gift program.
Samuel Jacobson is a photo collector who lives in New York City. He has given an extensive and beautiful set of hand-colored albumen photographic prints from Japan to the UCR/ California Museum of Photography. The collection is from the late 19th century and is featured on the UCR/California Museum of Photography website, www.cmp.ucr.edu.
J. W. and Ida M. Jameson Foundation
J. W. Jameson, a successful oilman, and his wife, Ida M., gave quietly and generously to many charities during the course of their lifetimes. In 1956, two decades after her husband passed away, Ida established the J.W. and Ida M. Jameson Foundation in order to help her with her philanthropic interests. Since 1993, the Jameson Foundation has provided significant scholarship support for UCR students who have chronic physical conditions, easing financial pressures and enabling these individuals to focus on their academic challenges.
The Japan Foundation was established in 1972, and today it guides a broad variety of cultural-exchange programs, ranging from academic pursuits in Japanese studies and Japanese-language education, to the arts, publications, audio-visual media, sports, and general life culture. The Japan Foundation has supported UCR’s Department of Economics and has provided generous funding to establish the Japan Foundation Assistant Professorship in Japanese Literature.
Dr. F. Burton Jones
Dr. F. Burton Jones was an emeritus professor of Mathematics who, as a result of his research and discoveries, earned an international reputation in the field of Topology. He taught for 40 years before his death in 1999. He and his wife, Madeleine, created the F. Burton Jones Chair in Topology, intended to encourage and sustain research in Topology at UCR. The couple has also provided support for the Department of Mathematics, the library, the Music Department, the Botanic Gardens, the Carillon Bell Tower, Performing Arts, and the Vernon A. Kramer Memorial Fund.
The Junior League of Riverside
The Junior League of Riverside is dedicated to volunteer service to the community and, especially, to education. Their generous gift to the UCR/California Museum of Photography capital campaign created a delightful and energetic space where visitors learn about light, image, and perception and their role in the creation of photography. The Junior League of Riverside’s Community Intersections Gallery features the Digital Studio, an interactive space where young people and adults may explore and participate in computer-based creative expression through hands-on access to new imaging technologies.
Dr. Aida Shiranian and Dr. William Kaloostian
Dr. Aida Shiranian and Dr. William Kaloostian are physicians with Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. They have two children who attend UCR in the Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences. With a deep understanding of the need for physicians to practice in underserved communities, and a commitment to be of service to the disadvantaged individuals and families of this region, they established an endowment to help economically and educationally disadvantaged students pursue careers in medicine. In addition to being strong advocates and influential volunteers leading others to become involved and supportive of the program, they also participate in the Chancellor’s Associates, UCR’s premier annual giving program.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, based in Kansas City, Mo., has a vision for self-sufficient people in healthy communities. Its mission is to research and identify unfulfilled needs of society and to develop, implement, and fund breakthrough solutions that have a lasting impact and offer people a choice and hope for the future. The Kauffman Foundation has provided generous support to The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.
Robert and Susan Krieger
Bob Krieger is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley and a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board. In 1986, he and his wife, Susan, created the Krieger & Stewart Endowed Scholarship Fund in Engineering in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. They have also given generously to other UCR activities and programs. Krieger & Stewart, a civil engineering firm in Riverside that provides services throughout Southern California, contributed to the UCR/California Museum of Photography’s capital campaign, particularly to the Krieger & Stewart Camera Obscura.
Life Extension Foundation, Inc.
The Life Extension Foundation was incorporated in 1980, but its founders have been writing about and funding anti-aging research since the 1960s. The Foundation funds efforts to use scientific information to improve chances of living longer in good health, including the research of anti-aging studies in the Department of Biochemistry at UCR.
In 1992, Peter Locke of Los Angeles donated 30 Kenyan memorial effigies, called vigango, to the Sweeney Art Gallery. Peter is the Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Kushner-Locke Company, a feature film and television production and distribution firm. He co-founded the company in 1983 and has produced over 1,000 hours of film and television programming.
Robert and Mary Looker
Robert and Mary Looker of El Segundo provided funds for a project that made it possible for scholars to explore previously unavailable private papers of Friedrich Nietzsche. In the early 1990s, Robert worked on the Nietzsche Project with UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society.
Ronald D. and Cheryl Lossett
Lossett Family Foundation
Ronald D. and Cheryl Lossett reside in Redlands. Ron, a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board, has been a leader in the field of health care management. In 1997, Ron and Cheryl made a gift through the Lossett Family Foundation to The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management to create the Institute for Health Care Management. The Institute’s threefold mission consists of research, training and policy formulation for health care management.
Richard Manno lives in Adger, Ala. In 1994, Richard donated 4.4 acres of real estate in support of a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His generous gift of land led to the creation of the Manno Humanities Fund.
Patricia McSweeny McCauley
Patricia McSweeny McCauley is a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board and has extended her generosity to many areas of campus life. She participates in the Chancellor’s Associates, UCR’s premier annual giving program, and has given to the Athletics Hall of Fame and the Rosemary S.J. Schraer Endowed Memorial Scholarship. With a most generous gift matched by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Patricia endowed the John Gleason McSweeny Chair in Rhetoric to honor her first husband. The McSweeny Chair will sustain and encourage scholarly studies and research in rhetoric.
Helen I. Moore
Helen I. Moore and her husband, the late Ian Moore, created the Ian and Helen Moore Endowed Fund for Marine Entomology. This fund, which will provide support to a graduate student working toward a degree in Marine Entomology, was funded by land that the Moores gave to UCR. Following Ian’s death, Helen created the Helen I. Moore Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust that ultimately will add to the Ian and Helen Moore Endowed Fund. Helen is a member of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Drs. Raymond and Barbara Mullen
Drs. Raymond and Barbara “Bee’ Mullen had successful careers as physicians in Riverside. Raymond was a prominent ophthalmologist, and Barbara worked as the senior physician in the UCR Student Health Center. They made a generous gift of property to UCR that will ultimately create The Raymond and Barbara Mullen Endowed Fund for the UCR Campus Heath Service. The Mullens are members of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Pacific Bell is a vital contributor to the region and a leading innovator in technology and development. Its community support encompasses education, charitable works, and neighborhood economic development. Pacific Bell has been a steadfast partner with UCR, supporting a wide range of programs to enrich the mind and spirit. These include the Tomás Rivera Conference, the Rupert Costo Endowed Chair in Native American History, the UCR/California Museum of Photography, and the Cultural Events free summer concert series Music by the Tower.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was founded in 1964 by David Packard (1912-1996), co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Co., and Lucile Salter Packard (1914-1987). Through its support of universities, national institutions, community groups, youth agencies, family planning centers, and hospitals, the Foundation trusts that these organizations will enhance resources and improve the quality of life for all. In 1995, the Foundation provided generous funding for the Packard Foundation Fellowships in Environmental Engineering, enabling UCR’s College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Engineering and Technology to bring postdoctoral scientists of the highest caliber to campus.
The Press-Enterprise, the region’s largest daily newspaper, has been one of UCR’s enduring corporate partners. Marcia McQuern, President of the Press-Enterprise Company, is a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board. Since the UCR Foundation was established in 1977, the Press-Enterprise and its leadership have helped the campus attain preeminence. Its generous support has created new programs -- the annual Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture and the Press-Enterprise Scholars Banquet -- and secured existing ones. It has given significantly to the UCR/California Museum of Photography, the Costo Endowed Chair in Native American History, the Tomás Rivera Conference and Memorial Scholarship, The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management Inland Empire Economic Databank and Forecasting Center, and the Chancellor’s Associates program.
Dorothy M. Pease
Dorothy Pease established a trust that will ultimately provide funding for cancer research under the Dorothy M. Pease Endowed Fund for Cancer Research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. “I have lived in Riverside all my life,” noted Dorothy, “and I wanted to support local medical education because my son is a physician.’ Fortunately, she choose UCR’s biomedical program for her philanthropy. Dorothy is a member of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation
The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation was incorporated in 1942. It maintains publishing and research activities in the general field of American and English literature in connection with the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library collection at the New York Public Library. The Pforzheimer Foundation has provided generous support to UCR’s 18th Century Short Title Catalog project.
Abe Pollin, a Maryland businessman, is the father of Dr. Robert Pollin, who was a Professor of Economics at UCR. Abe has provided generous assistance to UCR Economics students through contributions to Economics Student Fellowships.
James and Louise Ratcliffe
James “Bob’ and Louise Ratcliffe live in Calimesa. Their son, a UCR graduate, was a student in the Creative Writing Department. Bob and Louise have made several planned gifts that ultimately will create The Ratcliffe Family Endowed Writing Fund, The Ratcliffe Endowed Fund for Horticultural Research of California Native Plants for the UCR Botanic Gardens, and The Ratcliffe Fund for Student Support. Bob and Louise are members of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Riverside Arts Foundation
The Riverside Arts Foundation promotes the cultural life of Riverside through leadership in educational, financial and technical assistance to artists, arts organizations and community groups. For more than a decade and a half, the Foundation has funded programs at UCR, including Cultural Events, Writer’s Week, Creative Writing, the UCR/California Museum of Photography, the Native American Students Program Medicine Ways Pow Wow and Gathering of the Tribes Scholarship, African Student Programs, Barn Folk Concerts, the Sweeney Art Gallery, Friends of the Library, Student Life and Leadership, and the Tomás Rivera Memorial Scholarship.
Duane and Kelly Roberts
Duane and Kelly Roberts are well-respected and highly regarded corporate and community leaders. For Riverside, their most treasured accomplishment is restoration of the historic Mission Inn. Active in many organizations, both Kelly and Duane serve as Trustees of the UCR Foundation Board. They have given generously to UCR’s Chancellor’s Associates, the California Museum of Photography, Athletics, The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, the Alumni & Visitors Center, and the Eva Orbach Fund in Women’s Tennis. To honor the memory of a colleague and friend, they have given a leadership gift for the Amrik Singh Poonian Chair in Computer Science in the Bourns College of Engineering.
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation has a clear mission Ñ through knowledge and on a global basis, Ñ to improve the lives and livelihood of people who are poor and excluded. The Foundation has sponsored research at UCR in Biochemistry, Plant Pathology and Botany & Plant Sciences. Most recently, UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society was named as a Rockefeller Residency Site for its Fellowships in the Humanities. The theme of the Residency Site project is “Global Migration, Social Change & Cultural Transformation.”
Dr. Harald Schraer
Dr. Rosemary Schraer was the beloved Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside from 1987 until her untimely death in 1992. She opened both UCR and her heart to the community. During their life in Riverside, Rosemary and her husband, Dr. Harald Schraer, supported many campus programs, including the performing arts, the library, the Botanic Gardens, and the Chancellor’s Executive Roundtable. To honor Chancellor Schraer’s memory, spirit and accomplishments while leading UCR, Harald created the Rosemary S. J. Schraer Memorial Endowed Scholarship for undergraduate students of academic excellence and creative accomplishments with financial need. These students must demonstrate qualities of leadership and campus or community service.
Shell Oil Company
Since its earliest days, the Shell Oil Company has been guided by a passionate commitment to honesty, integrity and respect for people. Shell believes in the promotion of trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism. Over the years, Shell has provided support to UCR for research in Chemistry, Entomology, Botany and Plant Sciences, Soil and Environmental Science, and research in the Cooperative Extension.
Harrison and Ethel Silver
Dr. Harrison and Ethel Silver have been active in Riverside for many years. Harrison was a successful neurosurgeon, and Ethel remains very active in the region’s Republican Party. The Silvers made a generous gift of real estate to UCR that will ultimately create The Harrison and Ethel Silver Endowment for Public Policy Studies in the Department of Political Science. They made this gift in honor of their dear friend, the Honorable Dallas Holmes. The Silvers are members of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s interests lie in science and technology, education and careers in science and technology, and standard of living and economic performance, including higher education as an industry. UCR faculty have been recipients of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships, and the Foundation has provided critical funding for research in UCR’s departments of Botany and Plant Sciences, Chemistry, and Biology.
Southern California Edison Company
Southern California Edison Co. is a global leader meeting the energy and infrastructure needs of the 21st century. As the nation’s second-largest investor-owned electric utility company, SCE’s more than four million business and residential customers span a 50,000 square mile service area in Central and Southern California. SCE has provided UCR with funding for research at the Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, Soil & Environmental Sciences, Biology, Botany and Plant Sciences, and Entomology. It has also given generously to The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, the Chancellor’s Associates, the UCR/California Museum of Photography, and the Tomás Rivera Conference.
Southern California Gas Company
The Southern California Gas Co. has become the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States, serving a territory of 23,000 square miles that ranges from central California to the Mexican border. Southern California Gas Co. has been a dedicated corporate partner of UCR, providing essential financial support to College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology, the Tomás Rivera Conference, the UCR/California Museum of Photography, The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, Parking Services, and the Chancellor’s Associates.
Joan Sparkman is Vice President of the Temecula Valley Bank. In June 2000 she was elected to the UCR Foundation Board of Trustees and has been working with the Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences to create an advisory board of regional corporate leaders. Joan has been an active civic leader in the cities of Temecula and Murrieta. She has focused her volunteer efforts and philanthropic activities on promoting better education and health care. To that end, Joan has established the Somma/Sparkman Family Charitable Remainder Unitrust that will ultimately benefit UCR’s biomedical science students. Joan is a member of UCR’s Watkins Society.
The Spencer Foundation was established by Lyle M. Spencer, the founder and, until his death in 1968, the president of the educational publishing firm Science Research Associates, Inc. From Lyle’s direction, the foundation continues to investigate ways to improve education around the world. The Spencer Foundation has generously contributed to UCR’s School of Education and the departments of English and Psychology.
Emil J. Stache
In 1997, Emil J. Stache, President of Stache Enterprises in Rancho Cucamonga, gave a most generous gift of real estate to UCR through the Regents of the University of California. The property is located is Palm Springs and will benefit UCR’s programs in the Coachella Valley.
Victor and Shirley Tyler
Victor and Shirley Tyler, long-time business and community leaders in Riverside, created the Victor A. and Shirley L. Tyler Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust. This trust will ultimately fund the Victor A. and Shirley L. Tyler Endowed Scholarship. It will also provide additional funding to the Holstein Family Chair in Religious Studies. Victor and Shirley are members of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Dr. Giles L. Waines
Dr. Giles Waines is the director of UCR’s Botanic Gardens and Herbarium and a professor of Botany and Plant Sciences. Giles’s gift of property adjacent to the Botanic Gardens is providing critically needed additional space for both the gardens and the Herbarium. His support of UCR includes funding for the Sweeney Art Gallery, Botany and Plant Sciences, the Genetics and Nematology Graduate Student Scholarship, and the Carillon Bell Tower. He has given to memorial funds for colleagues Vaughn Shoemaker, Lewis Stolzy, J. Brian Mudd, Ed Clinkscale, Francis A. Gunther, Dean Leland M. Shannon, Richard Carrott, Charles Weis, and John Leary. Giles is a member of UCR’s Watkins Society.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation whose mission is to advance the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. Its emphasis is on the career development of biomedical scientists and on advancing areas in the basic medical sciences that are under-funded or that have a shortage of qualified researchers. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has supported research at UCR’s Department of Biology.
The Whitaker Foundation is located in Arlington, Va. Its primary areas of interest include education, medical research, and biomedical engineering. The Foundation also provides support for projects that integrate engineering with biomedical research. The Whitaker Foundation has given generously to research endeavors in UCR’s Department of Biology.
Fay Hing Lee Wong
Fay Wong and her children donated the family’s Riverside home to UCR. With the proceeds from the sale, Fay created the Voy and Fay Wong Endowment in Asian Art that will be used to support the Visual Resource Collection in the Department of the History of Art. This fund will establish a designated workstation in the new Fine Arts building area devoted to the study of Asian Art.
Won Sang and Insook Yoo
Won and Insook Yoo’s support of UCR has been deeply meaningful to the campus and its leadership. Won is a Trustee of the UCR Foundation Board. Insook was an inaugural member of the Sweeney Art Gallery Advisory Board. They have given generously to The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, the Chancellor’s Associates, the Alumni & Visitors Center, the Sweeney Art Gallery, the Eva S. Orbach Fund for Women’s Tennis, the Korean Student Association, and the Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering. They created the Won and Insook Yoo Endowed Scholarship that is awarded each year to a UCR Student from the Temecula/Murrieta area majoring in science or engineering. As a result of a significant gift from the Yoos to the UCR/California Museum of Photography, the top floor of the facility bears their name.