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Raised toward our $12,500 Goal
168 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 04, at 01:00 AM PST
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We just wanted to say...

December 16, 2015

On behalf of the entire Smith Renaissance Society, we would like to convey a heartfelt THANK YOU!! Because of your generosity, we are now able to fully fund three academic scholarships in perpetuity. We could not have done this without your support.

We want you to know that from this day forward you have an open invitation to be a part of our community. We are grateful for your treasure, but your time and talent is invaluable. Thank you again for all that you’ve done. If you would like to know more about becoming a mentor or volunteer, please contact us at

Two more days!!

December 01, 2015

Together, in 28 short days w​e have managed to secure almost all of our $37,500 in matching funds! We are only $695 away from securing 3 scholarships in perpetuity. Together we will change the lives of three students every single year as this community continues to grow. If you know anyone else who would be able to contribute to the project, please share so we can support as many students as possible! Thank you!  #ucscsmithsoc


Thank You!

November 19, 2015

I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I witness the generosity being offered to our Smith community here today. It is remarkable to consider that only half way into our campaign we have funded 222% of our initial goal. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support. It is only because of your willingness to give to others that our community continues to thrive. Thank you so much.


Shawn Cervantes

President, Smith Renaissance Society 


We Funded!

November 17, 2015

Thanks to everyone's support, we have been able to establish one scholarship per academic year FOREVER! We couldn't have achieved this without you. How many more can we secure in the next 16 days? We can't wait to find out! 

Week One Progress - Hooray!

November 09, 2015

It is almost the end of week one and we have raised $5,222 so far - wow! Thank you to everyone who has made a gift or shared the project. Thanks to you, we are making amazing progress towards our goal and even got the attention of the press this weekend. Check out the Santa Cruz Sentinel news article about our project here. Thanks again and keep sharing!


Our way
of Thanking You


Thank you so much!

Your support really makes a difference.

19 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2015


Handwritten Thank You

Allow one of our students the opportunity to show their gratitude by providing you with a personal account of how your support has impacted them directly.

18 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016


Personal Thank You Call

We are so grateful for your support! Let us tell you about it! One of our students would love to give you a call and tell you how much your supports means to them.

13 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2015


Invitation to a Special Event

Our community loves coming together to eat and take a break from our studies. Join us for one of our special community events.

7 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016


Lunch with a Student

To really see the impact your support makes, visit with a small group of our students on campus, lunch is on us!

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016


Chancellor's Reception Invite

Receive special recognition at our Annual Chancellor's Reception this spring.

5 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2016