Background on TGIF
An undergraduate student fee funds TGIF ($3.00 per quarter, beginning in fall 2016). Twenty-five percent returns to student aid. Student leaders created a successful campus campaign and the student body approved the fee referendum during the February 2016 elections. It received final approval by the Chancellor and UC Regents during summer 2016.
The Green Initiative Fund is hosted by the Office of Sustainability in recognition of the office's central role in campus operations, academic projects, planning, design, and policy. TGIF outreach, proposal coordination, and grant management is managed by a staff member, paid 50% by TGIF funds. The Committee and the Grant Manager regularly report to the ASUCD Senate and COSAF.
Past TGIF Committees
The 2018-19 TGIF Committee included undergraduate students: Maria Arteaga, Bella Bucheli, Liz Guzman, Matt Licina, Jillian McCarty, Chiara Olmes-Leiva, Megan Powers, and Madison Suoja; graduate student, Nermin Dessouky; Office of Sustainability (ex-officio), Camille Kirk; and was staffed by TGIF Grant Managers Amanda Gonzalez and Jeannethe Lopez Guzman. Financial and administrative mentoring to the 2018-19 Committee was provided by Laurie Carney, Assistant Director, Program Budget and Policy; Diane Jellison, Budget Analyst; Jason Lorgan, COSAF Advisor and Executive Director; and Greg Ortiz, ASUCD Business Manager.
The 2017-18 TGIF Committee included undergraduate students: Christopher Flores, Brooke Garcher, Nicholas Griswold, Lois Kim, Chase McFadden, Chiara Olmes-Leiva, and Sarah Risher; faculty: Annaliese Franz; staff: Laurie Carney; Office of Sustainability: Bob Segar and Camille Kirk; and was staffed by TGIF Grant Managers Allen Doyle and J.C. Ross. Financial and administrative mentoring to the 2017-18 Committee was provided by Laurie Carney; Diane Jellison, Budget Analyst; and Greg Ortiz, Interim ASUCD Business Manager. The 2017-18 Committee was the inaugural granting committee, and would like to thank Diane Jellison and the many department account managers across the university who supported students in their individual projects.
The inaugural 2016-17 TGIF Committee focused on setting up and organizing TGIF to be ready to give grants out in 2017-18; the Committee included undergraduate students: Summer Jean Cortez, Abigail Lourenco, Chase McFadden, Brent Rosenwald, and Arianna Stokes; Bob Segar, Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship (staff member); and Carolyn Thomas, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education (faculty member). Administrative and financial mentoring to the 2016-17 Committee was provided by Allen Doyle and Camille Kirk, Office of Sustainability; Laurie Carney, Assistant Director, Program Budget and Policy; Kristen Fernandez, Budget Analyst; John Campbell, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs-Divisional Resources; and Janice Corbett, ASUCD Business Manager.