Founders

Peggy D. Baskin
Peggy D. Baskin

Peggy Baskin was born in Seattle, Washington on March 10, 1930.  She attended Vassar College where she graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa in 1952.  Later in life, Peggy expanded her higher education and attended the Claremont Graduate School of Public Policy, where she received a Ph.D in 1983.  Later, she was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of California at Berkeley. Peggy was a professor of political science, with specialization in the fields of “The Presidency”, “Elections” and “Presidential Management Styles” for eighteen years at Santa Clara University.  Read More


Jack BaskinJack Baskin

Jack Baskin, age 91, is a retired engineer, real estate broker and developer, and well known local philanthropist.  He has resided in Santa Cruz, California for the past 40 years.  Prior to this, his major business interests were in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  His business entity, Jack Baskin, Inc. was one of only five property management firms in Northern California that was approved by both the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and CHFA (California Housing Finance Agency) to manage agency assisted low income housing communities.  Read More

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