Message from Stephen Bourdow, Director of Development

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dear Supporters,

It is a pleasure to have this chance to thank all of the donors of the Baskin School, especially those of you who have continued to renew support year after year. I would also like to express a special thanks to those of you who have just made your first gift to the Baskin Scholl. If you haven't yet made your annual gift, I encourage you to consider making the Baskin School a beneficiary of your year end giving agenda.

As the Dean mentioned above, we have faced continued cuts in state support for many years. Still, the Baskin School has persevered gaining excellent new faculty and growing the student body. As a Baskin School donor, you can help us diminish the gap between state funding and the cost of educating engineering students and developing cutting edge technologies through top notch research. As a donor of $500 or more to the Baskin School you can join those inner circle supporters as a Dean's club member and take pleasure in additional correspondence and invitations to special Dean's events.

You can make a gift outright at anytime online at http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/visitors/ , and indicate the Baskin School as your gift target. You can also contact our development office and make your gift pledge or send a check to the address indicated on our site. If you're interested in discussing another type of gift, such as created a named, endowed scholarship or professorship, or bequest, please contact me.

Thank all of your for your continued support. I wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new year.

Stephen Bourdow Director of Development