Exponent Philanthropy: “Integrating Feminism Into Philanthropy”

2021-04-26T17:20:29+00:00November 30th, 2020|

For society to advance the cause of gender equity, intersectional feminism must become part of the mainstream narrative and mindset. Philanthropy is our opportunity to be change agents, so that this statistic increases: Only 1.6% of philanthropic dollars go toward women and girls, according  to the “The Women and Girls Index: Measuring Giving to Women and Girls” from the IUPUI Women’s Philanthropy Institute." Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3nlSEqZ

Stanford Center for Human Rights Podcast: Womxn and COVID-19

2020-08-26T19:53:25+00:00August 26th, 2020|

On June 2nd, Nicole was interviewed by the Stanford Center for Human Rights on the impact of COVID-19 on the safety and socioeconomic health of womxn in the US, including its effect on the prevalence of relationship abuse. Check out the podcast episode here: https://shows.acast.com/the-rights-pod/episodes/womxn-and-covid-19.

Presentation: Nuance of Words: Re-Framing Language to Increase Advocacy

2020-07-31T23:16:09+00:00July 31st, 2020|

Check out our presentation, Nuance of Words: Re-Framing Language to Increase Advocacy: https://vimeo.com/441476271! The resources referenced can be found here: baskinfoundation.org/nuance-of-words-re-framing-language-to-increase-advocacy/.

“Engineer, philanthropist Jack Baskin dies at age 100” UC Santa Cruz NewsCenter

2020-07-31T23:29:24+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Jack Baskin, an entrepreneur and major philanthropic supporter of UC Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz community, died at his home in Carmel on January 12. He was 100. Baskin was an active supporter of engineering and other programs at UC Santa Cruz over several decades, providing advice to faculty and campus leaders as [...]

“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 [...]