November 4, 2014


SUBJECT:    Excellence in Stewardship Award Call for Nominations

UC San Diego’s donors, volunteers, and ambassadors consistently tell us that ties between our University and the community are built and sustained by individuals who take the time to create meaningful relationships. These individuals, our staff and faculty, respect and care about our supporters and understand the importance of helping them realize the impact of their philanthropy. The stewardship of our community supporters is vital as we further develop these relationships with our campus. It is imperative that we show our appreciation, keep our friends engaged, and report back to them the positive impact that they have on UC San Diego’s success.

The UC San Diego Foundation's Stewardship Committee will present the 3rd Annual Excellence in Stewardship Awards, recognizing two UC San Diego employees (Staff and Faculty/Campus Leadership) who demonstrate the exceptional stewarding of our donors and supporters. The 2014 Excellence in Stewardship awardees were Dr. Barbara Parker of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and Portia Bibb of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. They were nominated by their peers who took a few moments to tell our committee about the important outreach they do every day to ensure that our donors are aware of the impact of their involvement with UC San Diego.

I encourage you to nominate your co-workers who exemplify excellence in stewarding UC San Diego’s supporters, volunteers and our external community members. 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 January 15, 2015.

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.

Steve Gamer
Vice Chancellor, Advancement
President, UC San Diego Foundation