October 5, 2012

ALL STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO (including UC San Diego Medical Center)

SUBJECT:    Excellence in Stewardship Awards

Relationships between our university and its donors, volunteers and ambassadors are built and sustained by staff and faculty, who respect and care about our supporters and understand the importance of helping them realize the impact of their gifts.

The "exquisite stewardship" of our supporters is priceless to UC San Diego because it is imperative that we show our appreciation, keep them engaged, and report back to them the positive impact that they have on the university's success. Thus, we would like to recognize those who make stewardship a priority.

The UC San Diego Foundation's Stewardship Committee (comprised of several of our top donors and volunteers) will recognize UC San Diego employees, who are demonstrating excellent results in stewarding our donors and supporters, through what will become the annual Excellence in Stewardship Awards.

I encourage you to nominate your co-workers. Any UC San Diego employee, UC San Diego Foundation Board Trustee or campus volunteer, who is familiar with the individual, may nominate for the Staff category, or the Faculty or Campus Leadership category.

You can access additional information and a nomination form online at Please submit your nominations to Lynsey Buerer via email at or through campus mail at MC 0937. Nominations are due by December 15, 2012.

Awardees will be selected by the UC San Diego Foundation's Stewardship Committee and notified in February. Awards will be presented at the UC San Diego Foundation's annual dinner in June.

Questions regarding the award program may be directed to Lynsey Buerer at or at (858)534-1028. Thank you all for your good efforts to steward our supporters and to continue building a culture of philanthropy at UC San Diego.

Steven W. Relyea
Vice Chancellor
External and Business Affairs