There are many wonderful organizations, causes, institutions, working on making our world a better place. A contributor must make decisions regarding where a contribution will be effective in achieving the objectives the contributor feels are most important. Life is a journey in stewardship and calls on each of us to act in such a way as to fulfill the promise that has been entrusted to us to the best of our understanding and ability. Education ultimately is the answer to many of our problems. But, it must be education that encourages the search for truth, promotes individual responsibility, self-reliance and self-determination, and nurtures a value system with an ethical foundation. I give to UC because I admire and trust the leadership of Ed Welch and the UC Board Trustees to continue to seek to achieve excellence for UC in these areas.