Welcome to Town & Gown, a growing partnership of San Diegans and UC San Diego luminaries that educates and inspires its members each month. The mission of Town & Gown is to integrate and engage residents of the region in the life of UC San Diego, to develop informed members who strengthen the University as its advocates, and to support the University through student scholarships.
Each month our luncheon lecture topics energize our members and cover a broad range – from the psychology of wellbeing to an update on the celebrated campus sculpture collection, from Alzheimer's breakthroughs to America's changing relations with China. Through Town & Gown, our members can look forward to friends, faculty and philanthropy through thought-provoking lectures, delicious luncheons and lively conversations, and to meeting the outstanding Town & Gown Scholars their donations support.
- Luanne G. Kittle, 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.
Our April luncheon featured Dr. Eric Courchesne and the remarkable advancements in autism detection and research happening at UC San Diego. Following are ways to learn more: