Annual Birthday Fund Drive

Time for our annual Birthday Drive in recognition of Gralen’s birthday on April 6 – we are so happy to have our first two scholarship recipients preparing to visit Japan this summer because of donors like YOU!  

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Gralen and fellow youth delegate Duncan Scott on a 1986 Sister Cities exchange to Shingu, kindly hosted by the Yajima family.

Last year we raised $5,000 in honor of what would have been Gralen’s 50th birthday.  Can we raise $5,100 this year?

Your donation helps young people from Santa Cruz represent their city, state, and country overseas, and helps American youth learn about life in other countries around the world.  To quote President Eisenhower, an advocate of citizen diplomacy,

peaceful relations between nations require understanding and mutual respect between individuals.”

What better way to create a peaceful future than to start with our youth?


Special Birthday Fundraiser Thank You!

From now through April 30, for donations of $100 or more, you will be sent a bottle of Gralen’s Grace 2016 Syrah Rosé wine from Wilson Family Vineyards! Click the link below!

Donations to the Gralen Eidam Wilson Youth Ambassador Scholarship Fund go directly to helping our young recipients travel and represent Santa Cruz abroad.  Awards may also go to youth in our Sister Cities overseas to encourage international visitors to come to Santa Cruz in our effort to continue fostering global connections and awareness.  All donations are tax deductible as part of the Santa Cruz Sister Cities Support group programs.  Santa Cruz Sister Cities Support is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID #770575231).

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Please be sure to type “Gralen Eidam Wilson Scholarship” in the special instructions field!


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