December 13, 2004
UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board of Trustees
welcomes new members
Six individuals, including distinguished philanthropists, community
volunteers, and leaders in a variety of fields, have joined
the UCSC Foundation Board of Trustees. The new trustees are:
* Ramesh H. Bhojwani of Santa Cruz, president of Ramco
Illinois, which owns the Holiday Inn Santa Cruz, now leased
by UC Santa Cruz for student housing. Bhojwani is also president
of the E & R Property Management Company, which owns and
operates apartment and office buildings in Chicago and Ontario,
Canada. He established the Bhojwani Family Endowed Graduate
Fellowship to help financially needy students who are the first
in their families to attend graduate school and contributed
$100,000 toward construction of the new University Center at
UCSC. In consideration of the gift, the University Center dining
room has been named for his father, Hemandas Doulatram Bhojwani.
* Barbara W. Canfield of Santa Cruz, who has served
as a member of numerous volunteer organizations for more than
35 years. She has been on the board of directors of Companion
for Life since 1992, and has been a member of Sigma Alpha of
Omega Nu since 1966 and Soroptimist International of Santa Cruz
since 1988. She received a bachelor's degree in business management
from St. Mary's College in 1988. Canfield, who is retired, has
traveled extensively throughout the world.
* Michael P. Graydon, executive vice president of client
services for McMorgan & Company LLC, a San Francisco investment
management firm he joined in 1990. A life member of the UCSC
Alumni Association, Graydon received his bachelor's degree in
English literature in 1970 and was a pioneer student at Cowell
College. Graydon also serves on the board of directors of United
Concordia Companies, Inc. His wife, Sally Graydon, is a member
of the UC Santa Cruz Friends of the Library board. The Graydons
are major supporters of the UCSC Library and the Page and Eloise
Smith Scholastic Society. They funded a major endowment to support
the library reference collection and recently donated $100,000
to help create a state-of-the-art Learning and Outreach Center
in the new expansion of McHenry Library.
* Linda Millard, who completed her two-year term as
president of the Northern California chapter of the Achievement
Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation earlier this
year. Since 1976, the chapter has given more than $1 million
in scholarships to UC Santa Cruz students. Millard also served
for many years as executive director of the West Coast office
for the Earthwatch Institute. Researchers at UCSC's Long Marine
Lab have been among the beneficiaries of Earthwatch grants.
Millard, whose daughter Elissa Knight is a UC Santa Cruz graduate,
lives in Portola Valley.
* Lawrence A. Moskowitz, a partner with the Santa Rosa
law firm of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz.
He teaches community property and family law at the Empire College
School of Law and has also taught a family law course at the
Golden Gate University School of Tax. Moskowitz has lectured
widely in the United States and Canada on family law and is
author of the book Unfair Tactics in Matrimonial Cases.
A 1974 UC Santa Cruz graduate in history and later a graduate
of UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, Moskowitz is a life
member of the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association.
* Kristen Tibbitts, branch manager for Charles Schwab,
Inc., in Soquel. Tibbitts is past president of the Friends of
Long Marine Lab and previously served as board president of
the New Horizons School for homeless children in the Santa Cruz
area. She received a graduate certificate in education from
UC Santa Cruz in 1991 and a bachelor's degree from the University
of the Pacific in 1982.
These appointments bring the number of active trustees to 50,
including participants from throughout California. Kenneth Feingold,
UCSC alumnus and Los Angeles attorney, is the current president
of the board.
The UC Santa Cruz Foundation promotes greater community understanding
of UC Santa Cruz and solicits gifts in support of academic programs,
scholarships, and capital improvements.
The Foundation manages funds held in endowment, with a market
value of $35.8 million as of June 30, 2004.
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