2014 Founders Celebration

2014 Founders Celebration Dinner

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • Cocoanut Grove,
    Santa Cruz
  • Reception 6 p.m.
  • Dinner 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: $135 Dinner;
    $145 Dinner and Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture combo ticket
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Join us for the eighth annual Founders Celebration dinner, honoring extraordinary individuals and their outstanding contributions to society. This year's honorees include Toni Morrison, novelist, editor, and professor; The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation, long-time advocate and supporter of the Santa Cruz community; Mark Headley, board chairman of Matthews International Capital Management; and Craig Haney, celebrated UC Santa Cruz psychology professor. Read more »

Additional Founders Celebration Events Include:

  • Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture

    • Saturday, October 25, 2014
    • Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz
    • Time: 4 p.m.
    • Tickets: $12
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    Toni Morrison

    "Literature and the Silence of Goodness"

    UC Santa Cruz Foundation Medal awardee Toni Morrison, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for Beloved, the Nobel Prize in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, will deliver the Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture at the Rio Theatre. Read more »

  • 14th Annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture

    • Friday, November 14, 2014
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Music Center Recital Hall
    • Tickets: $5
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    Wade Davis

    "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World"

    Author, explorer, filmmaker and professor Wade Davis will lead a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures and rediscover a new appreciation for the diversity of the human spirit. Read more »

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Toni Morrison is presented by the Peggy Downes Baskin Humanities Endowment for Interdisciplinary Studies:

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