Casey Moore Fund


Purpose: The Casey Moore Fund supports graduate students in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UCSC as they conduct thesis-related research.

Casey Moore headshotHistory: The Casey Moore Fund was established to honor one of the Earth and Planetary Science Department's most influential and inspirational faculty members, J. Casey Moore. The fund was organized initially by a small group of Casey's former graduate and undergraduate students, in honor of his retirement, and has generated considerable support from current and former students and colleagues. Casey remained active as an Emeritus Professor, and was enthusiastic about growing the fund to have a positive impact on future generations of EPS students.

Status: The Casey Moore Fund is currently endowed with ~$260,000.

Chart of Endowment Goal to reach $1,000,000

Endowment Goal: Our long-term goal is to grow the endowment to $1,000,000, allowing the fund to support three academic quarters/year of graduate student fellowship or a large number of smaller research grants. Once the endowment grows to $350,000 (we are almost there!), it will support one quarter of graduate student fellowship or six individual research grants per year.

Our Request: Please donate to the Casey Moore Fund in support of EPS graduate students. You could make a one-time donation or pledge to give annually.

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Past recipients of awards from the Casey Moore Fund:


Nerissa Barling
Jim Jacobs


Will Chapman


Maddie Wood


Emilio Grande


Kelian Dascher-Cousineau


Colleen Murphy


Christina Richardson


Dan Killam


Sarah White


Alex Steely


Tracey Conrad


Alex Nereson