Why Support The Humanities?

Words From Our Donors

“The world needs critical thinking and the Humanities fosters it. It opens our minds to new ways of seeing the world. It encourages fairness, perspective and empathy. It creates connections between the heart and the mind. It drives us forward in ways that innovation alone cannot.”

Gregory Gable
Cowell, American Studies, '80


"We feel our life in Santa Cruz is immensely enriched when we are able to participate in the wonderful programs and lectures that The Humanities Institute provides for our community. How lucky we are to have so many intelligent, articulate and engaging UCSC professors close by to learn from!"  


Philanthropists and alumni parents George Ow Jr. and Gail Michaelis-Ow (Cowell '74), past UC Santa Cruz Foundation trustee