Supporters


  

 Thank You to our Generous Supporters

The Olive Tree Initiative is a University of California based program with its headquarters at UC Irvine. UCI gives OTI institutional and academic support including office space, supplies and partnerships with various academic departments. Student trips are typically paid for as follows, (depending on the campus): One third is paid with funds raised from private donors through fundraising; one third is provided by the campus in support of experiential education; and a final third is covered by each student, who may do additional fundraising to raise their share. Grant monies from foundations, burden-sharing payments from other universities and general donations go to cover administrative and staff costs and to help with capacity building. OTI accepts no funds from foreign governments or political institutions.  

OTI is grateful for the generosity of the institutions, foundations, individuals and university offices that support our work. Below is a listing of OTI supporters, past and present: 

UC Office of the President

 

UC IRVINE

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

Department for Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Studies

School of Social Sciences

International Studies

Center for Citizen Peacebuilding

Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies

Center for International Education 

Center for Unconventional Security Affairs

Environmental Institute 

UC Center for Hydrological Modeling

 

 

 UC LOS ANGELES

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Office of the Vice Provost of Diversity and Faculty Development

Undergraduate Education

History Department

Bruin Resource Center 

Counseling and Psychological Services 

Office of Residential Life

Undergraduate Student's Association

Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Center for Near Eastern Studies

Center for Jewish Studies

 

UC BERKELEY

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

Office of the Dean of the Undergraduate Division

Division of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Peace & Conflict Studies

Center for Middle East Studies

Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

 

  UC SANTA BARBARA

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

Global and International Studies Program

 

 

 

UC SANTA CRUZ

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

College Nine

College Ten

 

 

 

 

  

     UC RIVERSIDE

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

Department of Political Science 

 

 

 

 UC SAN DIEGO

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

Department of Sociology 

Human Rights Program

     

 

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY 

Office of the Chancellor

Department of Political Science 

International Security and Conflict Resolution Program 

Hansen Institute for Peace Studies

Charles Hostler Institute on World Affairs

 

 In addition to the institutional and burden-sharing support OTI receives from its partner universities, private donations remain critical for the continued success and growth of OTI’s unique model of Experiential Education.

OTI’s growth and expansion would not be possible without the ongoing financial and/or programmatic and logistical support of our generous private supporters.  That list is too large to include here, but OTI would like to particularly thank and acknowledge:

The Kugelman Family Foundation

The Marisla Foundation 

The Pears Foundation

The Samueli Foundation

The Smith Family Trust

 

Alliance for Peacebuilding

Garden Grove Mosque

Glendale SDA City Church

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

Irvine Episcopal Church 

Islamic Center of Irvine

Islamic Shura Council of Southern California 

Jewish Federation and Family Services/Rose Project, Orange County

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NMI – Newport -Mesa, Irvine Interfaith Council 

Pakistani Parents Association

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Irvine

United Congregational Church, Irvine

University Synagogue, Irvine

Thank you to all our regional logistic and program partners and speakers who have so generously hosted and encouraged us in our work.  And finally, thank you to all our OTI students and their families, past and present, for their confidence in OTI and for their support of the OTI mission.