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“Baskin Foundation Provides Kickstart to Aspiring Ambassador,” Middlebury Institute of International Studies

2018-12-18T22:13:36+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Christina Johnson has her eyes set on becoming a U.S. ambassador, but first she has to finish her semester research paper on the resettlement process for Syrian refugees in Europe. The plight of Syrian refugees in Europe initially caught the attention of the first-semester MIIS student when she was an undergraduate at Pepperdine University, [...]

“Baskin Foundation awards $1.2 million,” Santa Cruz Sentinel

2018-07-10T19:52:07+00:00December 29th, 2017|

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation awarded $1.2 million in 2017 to organizations promoting gender equity throughout the Monterey Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz. Funded organizations work in areas such as reproductive rights, legal advocacy for immigrant women, girls in engineering, feminist studies, women in public policy, women re-entering the workforce, services for survivors [...]

“Gathering for Women finds permanent home in Monterey,” Monterey Herald

2018-11-27T21:03:53+00:00November 11th, 2017|

Monterey >> The nonprofit Gathering for Women has established its permanent home for a fully equipped day center and commercial kitchen. The program that has been helping homeless women on the Monterey Peninsula since 2014, providing them with critical care services, resources and a weekly home-cooked meal, is set to house all of its services at [...]

UC Santa Cruz receives gift to establish Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies

2022-04-09T00:00:32+00:00May 7th, 2017|

UC Santa Cruz has received a $500,000 gift from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, plus matching funds from the UC Regents, to establish the $1 million Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies. The endowed chair will help to fund research and teaching in feminist studies, as well as provide [...]

UC Berkeley Engineering College gets Students Excited about STEM

2022-04-09T00:01:37+00:00July 30th, 2015|

BERKELEY, Calif. — The College of Engineering at the University of California Berkeley is fanning the flames this summer that will engage more girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The camps are part of a pilot program run by the college of engineering as part of an effort to narrow the [...]

The Kids are Alright: A Glimpse into UCSC’s Girls in Engineering Summer Camp

2022-04-09T00:02:32+00:00July 24th, 2015|

According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, in 2014, only 26% of U.S. computing jobs were held by women. Linda Werner, PhD of computer sciences, is addressing the problem with her boots on the ground by mentoring California middle school students at Girls in Engineering, a week long summer camp held [...]

Camp gives middle school girls hands-on experience in engineering

2022-04-09T00:02:49+00:00July 16th, 2015|

At UC Berkeley’s Girls in Engineering summer camps, middle schoolers go from robots to cow legs to edible juice caviar, all in one whirlwind week. The camps are part of a pilot program run by the College of Engineering as part of an effort to narrow the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and [...]

Baskin Foundation grant revives Cabrillo women’s studies

2022-04-09T00:03:07+00:00February 4th, 2015|

A $166,000 grant from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation will revive the Cabrillo College Women’s Studies program this fall by adding and reinstating courses. The grant is part of a $500,000 Baskin Foundation initiative to launch women’s studies at community colleges in the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas. Monterey Peninsula College is also [...]

“Jack and Peggy Baskin, Epitome of Philanthropy,” MPC Connections Spring 2009

2022-04-09T00:03:23+00:00March 28th, 2009|

The foundation is new, but the name and inspiration belongs to one of MPC's longest friends and champions. Dr. Peggy Baskin and husband Jack recently formed the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation. One of its first projects is to create a two-year, $20,000 scholarship for underprivileged women at MPC to help them complete their [...]