Givaudan, on the day of its tenth anniversary, collaborated with the University of California's Citrus Variety Collection in Riverside, California, to announce that the company has donated $1 million for the chair position endowment at the university.
The Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection endowed chair will help support and maintain the university’s Citrus Variety Collection in perpetuity. Givaudan’s endowment will help underwrite the long-term sustainability and growth of the collection by supporting the collection’s curator, the holder of the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection endowed chair.
“This donation, and the endowment of the chair is a demonstration of our continuous commitment to both the world of citrus and to UCR” said Mauricio Graber, president of flavours for Givaudan. “The Citrus Variety Collection is an incredible place, unlike any other. For nearly ten years, in our collaboration with UCR, we have found endless inspiration for ourselves and our customers - and we have made many discoveries through analysis of the unique fruits in their groves. At the same time, we are proud to support UCR’s citrus research efforts and help to secure the future biodiversity and sustainability of citrus.”