Your donations to the Acopian Center for the Environment are made through the AUAC. AUAC is a California Public Benefit Corporation organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes under the United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501©(3). Its principal office is in Oakland, California. Its specific purpose is to own and jointly operate AUA in Armenia. AUAC is affiliated with the Regents of the University of California (UC). Under the affiliation agreement, UC provides academic and administrative guidance. This agreement allows AUAC to consult appropriate members of the staff and faculty of UC in the planning of curriculum, in the selection of faculty, in the structuring of University administration, and in developing programs in various disciplines.