Planned Giving

John and Lois Crowe

Remembering UC Davis in your estate plans will have a lasting impact on the university and the programs that are important to you. Your estate gift can establish a permanent endowment or make funds available for current use at the time of your passing. We invite you to read the stories of individuals who decided to unite their legacy with that of UC Davis.

Planned Giving: Your Legacy is Our Future

“Aggieculture” Family Builds a UC Davis Legacy

February 10, 2020
At its heart, UC Davis has always been a tightknit community of farmers. The farming families that have been here for generations helped found the quaint town that is now a thriving college city.

Aggies Paying it Forward

November 05, 2019
Karl Gerdes M.S. ’73 Ph.D. ’84 and Pamela Rohrich M.A. ’74 D.V.M. ’83 have always been grateful for the education they received at UC Davis – and so they give back by helping others access the same top-tier education that benefited them.

The [Wine] Glass Half Full

January 07, 2019

University of California, Davis, donors Earl and Linda Ault say they had no idea what they were doing when they started their winery.

A Passion for Parakeets

October 01, 2018
Idele Gilbert, known as the “bird whisperer" by her friends, enjoys a special bond with her parakeet, Jesse. She describes him as the smartest avian companion she has had.

Ling-Lie Chau

February 02, 2018
Professor emerita of physics, Ling-Lie Chau, has made a planned giving bequest agreement with UC Davis, generously providing $1M to endow a chair in physics through her estate.

A Surprise Gift to Help Millions

July 14, 2017
UC Davis Health announced receiving a $2.6 million gift from the estate of the late Robert H. Putnam to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Amador Cancer Research Center

June 12, 2017
The Amador Cancer Research Foundation has been providing research support for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007.

A Physicist's Quantum Leap

February 02, 2016
Professor Emerita of Physics Ling-Lie Chau's passion for physics blossomed when she received an excellent education from the Tainan Girls' High School.

Reserving a Seat for the Arts

February 01, 2016
Philanthropist Barbara Jackson, through her extraordinary generosity during the Center for the Arts Campaign, made possible all 1,801 seats in the Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall.

Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt

February 01, 2016
Sandi Redenbach ’72, Cred. ’73 and Ken Gelatt ’67, Cred. ’68 gave back to their alma mater after learning about a colleague who had made a philanthropic contribution to the School of Education.

Patricia Yeretzian

February 01, 2016
The quality of care that Three Qtr Bars received at the equine clinic exceeded Patricia Yeretzian's expectations. 

Bill and Sally Rutter

February 01, 2016
Bill Rutter was still a law student when he began working to improve lawyer training, and he developed a deep appreciation for law educators.

Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease

January 25, 2016
A retired attorney and a World War II veteran, Victor Orsi supports research into finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease after it began to incapacitate him.

Cultivating Life's Beauty

January 25, 2016
John and Lois Crowe have a passion for cultivating beautiful things that enrich the life of the UC Davis community.

Judith and Eldridge Moores

January 25, 2016
A planned gift from Eldridge and Judith Moores will support UC Davis geology students in conducting field work.