Julie Packard, director of Monterey Bay Aquarium and daughter of David, gave alma mater UC Santa Cruz $1 million in support of sciences.
"Philanthropy, [Julie Packard] says, was also an early value, inculcated even before David Packard grew wealthy. 'Having resources to share is a gift, an opportunity,' Packard says of the ability to hand out millions of dollars to foundations and programs. 'It's satisfying to be able to influence things you think are important.' . . . This year, Packard also made her own $1 million gift to UC Santa Cruz to establish the Dean's Fund for Diversity in the Sciences, designed to support programs that will help underrepresented minority students excel in science and math." -- Peggy Townsend, UC Santa Cruz Newscenter