Endowed Programs

Endowment gifts permanently sustain UC Press publishing programs and offer donors the opportunity to perpetuate their legacy in books of enduring value. Endowed Imprints may be established with a gift of $250,000 or more, and Named Endowment Funds with a gift of $50,000 or more.* Such gifts may be designated to support books in a UC Press subject area of the donor's choice. For more information, browse our web site or contact the UC Press Foundation at (510) 883-8239.


Named Funds

You may designate your support for one of these funds by clicking on Donate Now and entering your request in the Comments box.

  • Valerie Barth & Peter Booth Wiley Endowment Fund in History
  • Sonia H. Evers Renaissance Studies Endowment Fund
  • August & Susan Frugé Endowment Fund in California Natural History
  • Richard & Harriett Gold Endowment Fund in Arts & Humanities
  • Leo & Florence Helzel Endowment Fund in Northern California Art
  • Barbara S. Isgur Public Affairs Endowment Fund
  • Anne G. Lipow Endowment Fund for Social Justice & Human Rights
  • Joan Palevsky Literature in Translation Endowment Fund
  • Eric Papenfuse & Catherine Lawrence Endowment Fund in Film & Media Studies
  • Lisa See Endowment Fund in Southern California History
  • Robert & Meryl Selig Endowment Fund in Film Studies
  • Ralph & Shirley Shapiro Endowment Fund in Environmental Studies
  • The Ben & A. Jess Shenson Endowment Fund in Visual & Performing Arts, made possible by Fred M. Levin & Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation
  • Judy & Bill Timken Endowment Fund in Contemporary Arts
  • Sue Tsao Endowment Fund in Chinese Studies
  • David & Susan Wirshup Jewish Studies Endowment Fund


*A modest portion of all gifts and income therefrom is used to offset the cost of raising and administering gift funds, including ten percent of all restricted gifts.