Bay Area philanthropist, engineer, and affordable-housing developer Jack Baskin dies at 100

...  noted philanthropist, engineer and affordable-housing developer whose support birthed UC Santa Cruz’s engineering school and uplifted causes in the Monterey Bay region and beyond, Jack Baskin died Sunday in his Carmel home. He was 100. ... Baskin was the first in his family to attend college, working to support his tuition and earning a degree in aeronautical engineering from New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] in 1940.