Photo: R. R. Jones
UC Santa Cruz Foundation
George Malloch's connection to UCSC goes way back. Growing up in pre university Santa Cruz, he whiled away his days exploring the rock quarries, meadows, and caves on the property that would one day become a University of California campus. "There isn't a time that I visit UCSC now that I don't think of my years as a youngster playing around on the old Cowell Ranch," says Malloch, the current president of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation.
Malloch marvels at what has become of his childhood playground. "UCSC makes a tremendous academic and cultural contribution to the community, and many of its students have gone on to do great things."
A San Francisco attorney, Malloch has worked behind the scenes to support some of UCSC's most visible programs. He has personally steered millions of dollars from other benefactors to UCSC's Arboretum, Farm & Garden, Library, and to the Marine Discovery Center, under construction at the Long Marine Laboratory. He has also been a generous contributor to campus research on elephant seals and has donated countless hours of legal work.
Like those long-ago days spent exploring the Cowell Ranch, Malloch's adult association with UC Santa Cruz has brought him much pleasure. "Some of my best friends are people that I've met through my involvement with UCSC," he says. "The faculty, other supporters, the administrative people have been great to work with. It's been a very, very satisfying experience."