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 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 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 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.