Designated awards start at $10,000 ($5,000 for a shared award) and may be given in the name of a specific individual, corporation or organization. Individual scholars are matched with donors and recognition takes place at the annual Scholar Awards Celebration. ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter does its best to accommodate specific donor requests with regard to university and field of interest.
GIFTS OF STOCK
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock. Please use our Donor Letter of Securities Transfer form. Contact us with questions, and please notify ARCS® Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to gifting stock in order to allow for timely handling to maximize its value.
Corporations and individual donors support ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter by underwriting the annual Scholar Awards Celebration and Symposium at various levels.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Many corporations encourage their associates to contribute to qualifying charitable organizations. A matching gift program offers a way to double associates’ contributions to their favorite charitable organization and thus improve their communities. You can contact your employer to determine if they will match your donation to ARCS Foundation Northern California Chapter. All matching gift contributions go to the Scholar Awards Fund unless designated otherwise.
Consider naming ARCS Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter in your estate plan. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Cassidy Kelly, San Francisco State University
"The ARCS award has allowed me to prioritize my coursework and research in a way that would not otherwise be possible. I estimate that without it, I would be working well upwards of 20 hours a week in addition to my scholarly activities and the quality of my work would necessarily suffer. Truly, of any academic recognition I have ever received, the ARCS award is what I am most proud of."
Willie Mae Reese, UC Berkeley
"With your support, I do not have to worry about funding my studies as I acclimate to my new campus and graduate school. I am able to have more independence in choosing my research and can study and contribute to an area that I am passionate about because it is socially relevant science. In the future, I hope to inspire other young scientists to pursue STEM careers."
Elizabeth Crook, UC Santa Cruz
"As I finish my thesis on coral reef research in the ocean sciences, these generous funds have allowed me to focus solely on my dissertation. As a new mom, this focus is extremely valuable, and allows me to spend my spare moments at home with my son rather than putting in extra hours toward my stipends and fees. Your donation has helped me achieve a positive work-life balance, which is something many female scientists strive to attain!"