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UC Press Foundation

UC Press Foundation

As a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the UC Press Foundation raises funds to support UC Press and its vital role as an independent, progressive publisher. Donations from individuals and institutions—and readers like you— enable UC Press to publish nearly 200 new books and three-dozen multi-issue journals annually, maintain thousands of backlist titles in print, and offer the finest scholarship in digital formats.

Why Give?

Why Give?

Sales revenue and modest University of California subsidies cannot cover the operating expenses for UC Press. Donors like you are critical to our survival and continued success, providing the resources we need to embark on new initiatives and publish bold, forward-thinking works that inspire contemplation and action. Donors join a diverse community of Press enthusiasts, and enjoy membership benefits. To learn more about the Press's history and impact, please view this short video.

Ways to Give

Supporting the UC Press Foundation is easy, and all gifts are tax-deductable as allowed by law.

Cash Gifts

We welcome donations via credit card or check. Donate online or download our mail-in gift/pledge form.

Matching Gifts

Increase your impact by participating in your company’s matching gift program! Please include the necessary forms from your human resources office with your email-in gift form.

Gifts of Stock

We gratefully accept gifts of stock or securities. To make a transfer, please complete our Authorization of Stock Transfer form.

IRA Distributions

If you are at least 70-1/2 and have an IRA, you may be able to make tax-free distributions for charitable purposes. Please contact your IRA trustee for advice or to make a payment directly to the UC Press Foundation.

Planned Giving

Including UC Press in your will or estate plan is a rewarding way to share important ideas with the next generation of readers. It may also bring certain tax advantages. Learn more about planned giving options.

Questions regarding donations or membership? Eager to trade book recommendations?

Please contact:
Amanda Todd
Director, UC Press Foundation

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Types of Gifts



Along with the satisfaction of supporting independent thinking, donors receive UC Press membership and exclusive benefits and discounts. Learn more about membership levels and benefits.



Endowment gifts permanently sustain UC Press publishing programs and offer the chance to create an enduring legacy in books. Explore our endowed programs.


UC Press Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach, Chair
  • Gary Kraut, Vice-Chair
  • Elizabeth Birka-White, Secretary
  • Judith Maxwell, Treasurer
  • Michael Barnard
  • Patricia Klaus
  • Marcy Krinsk
  • Susan Magee
  • George Thurlow