I’m delighted to welcome you to Town & Gown, and to our internet home. This group is a growing, vibrant community of San Diegans brought together on this world-class campus to learn and be inspired, to socialize and enjoy a leisurely, elegant lunch each month.
The purpose of Town & Gown is to engage residents of the region in the life of UC San Diego, to develop informed ambassadors who strengthen the University as its advocates, and to support the University’s undergraduates through student scholarships.
This year you’ll meet a neuroscientist and a professional opera soprano, an architect and a plant biologist, and you’ll be surrounded by new and old friends who share common interests and always interesting stories.
- Nancy Bildsoe, President
Founded in 2007, Town and Gown sponsors lively monthly luncheon programs addressing the most interesting issues of our times, featuring UC San Diego professors and researchers, as well as luminaries from other organizations.
Town and Gown lunches are held each month, October through May, on the UC San Diego campus. These programs are open to members of Town and Gown and their guests.
Access to the intellectual capital at UC San Diego is increasingly out of reach for many promising young people who aspire to learn, grow and ultimately contribute.
Town and Gown members voluntarily support undergraduates by donating to student scholarships. The number of Town and Gown scholarships awarded annually has continued to increase as a result of our members' generosity. Learn more.