Celebrate the Arboretum's 50th Year!

fiftieth anniversary logoUC Santa Cruz Arboretum's 50th Anniversary Jubilee and Fundraiser.  
Sunday, September 20, 2015    4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
in the Arboretum's beautiful Australian Rock Garden and Picnic Area.

Tickets are $50 each. and are now available for purchase online.
  buy tickets button

This community event will bring together environmental stewards (like you) to honor the Arboretum's foundation and toast its future. 

Fred Keeley, who has a long record of public service and statewide leadership on environmental issues, will be emcee and auctioneer.

Please join us to:
* Honor Director Brett Hall and volunteers Phyllis Norris, and Marie Beckham (representing over 115 years of dedication to the Arboretum);brett hall
* Applaud exceptional UCSC students working at the Arboretum and leading the way for our future;
Bid on auction items, including consultations in your garden by Arboretum curators; guided trips to extraordinary areas; mature King Protea; student support, and more. Proceeds from the auction will be used to hire students to work and learn in the garden. Every $3,000 enables us to hire one work-study student part-time for one quarter.
* Taste great wines poured by local boutique wineries, enjoy seasonal appetizers from local caterers, and desserts donated by our local gourmet bakery The Buttery

* Listen to acoustic sets by James Durbin (American Idol© finalist and Santa Cruz native) and Jimmy Chickenpants (local blue grass band).

Want to do more? Become a sponsor!

We invite you to not only attend the celebration, but also to become a sponsor of the celebration, enabling us to use all the money raised at the event for programming and student support.

We offer several levels of sponsorship, all affordable. Our goal is to highlight your support for the community and Arboretum and build a strong base for our next 50 years. Please celebrate with us. Go platinum!  

View the Levels of Sponsorship (PDF) that are available. To become a sponsor complete the online Jubilee Sponsorship Commitment Form (PDF).

Jubilee Sponsors


Additional Sponsors (In-kind Contributions)

Armitage Wines

Bob Marsh, Wine Broker (Storrs, Cinnabar and Soquel Vineyards)
Burrell School Vineyards & Winery

Buttery Bakery
Community Printers
Equinox Wine

Good Times
Ser Winery
Stockwell Cellars
Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery
Williams Party Rentals

Press Contact: Jessica Fiske Bailey, Executive Director  Phone: (831) 502-2302  Email:  jfbailey@ucsc.edu

If you have any questions about this event or sponsorship, please contact Jennifer Macotto, Development Director at jmacotto@ucsc.edu or (831) 502-2303.

Even if you cannot attend the Jubilee, you can still help. Visit the Arboretum's website today to make a donation. arboretum.ucsc.edu/donate