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For Members and Guests:

Special May 4th Event

Please join Town & Gown for an informative and elegant bonus event with Steven Schick conducting the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus followed by a reception with fellow Town & Gown members. Click on the invitation for details and registration information. 

From the President

We San Diegans are daily made aware of the significance of UC San Diego’s presence in our midst, with its remarkable educational resources and the energy and intellectual ferment that a renowned university lends to a community.

Town & Gown was founded to involve local residents in the life of the University. Happily, we are realizing this mission, with our 230 members regularly attending monthly lecture/luncheons to sell-out crowds and voluntarily giving, to date, over half-a-million dollars in scholarship funding for bright, high-need students.

We hope you will visit our expanding website often, as we engage you more fully by linking you to UCSD’s Calendar of Events and highlighting special offerings we believe might interest you. Explore our website; learn about the University’s available activities and programs, and about the scholars our members have so generously funded. You will find a useful cache of information — and might even catch a photo of yourself!


- Nancy Bildsoe, President

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                Luncheon dates and speakers                   Contact us for membership information

About Town and Gown

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.

Scholar Alumni Update

Michelle Chung 2012/2013 

David Kakish 2012/2013

Rebekah Klint 2011/2012

Julie Nelson 2011/2012 

Aaron Louie 2011/2012

Supporting Students

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.

Around Campus

UC San Diego’s general Calendar of Events in the arts, global relations, technology, economics and more

Free Campus Tours by bus or on foot, highlighting history, art and architecture

Free monthly Focus on Health Seminars on a variety of subjects