Impacts of Giving

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Because UC Davis’ reach is so broad, the impacts of philanthropic gifts are vast and diverse. This page is just a sampling of stories that describe how private contributions from alumni and other friends, corporations, foundations and other supporters are furthering UC Davis’ land-grant mission to serve society.

Taken together, these stories weave together in a singular narrative, the one story of the difference that you can make in partnership with UC Davis.

Inspiring Stories

A More Sustainable Future by philanthropy

November 19, 2018
University of California, Davis, Associate Professor Shota Atsumi is experimenting with new and exciting ideas in order to make the world a more sustainable place for the next generation.

Two Scholars Go Full Speed Ahead by philanthropy

November 19, 2018
The Full Speed Ahead scholarship helps students accelerate their careers at UC Davis. Quang Nguyen '20 and Benjamin Langreck '21 view the gift as a way to lay the groundwork for a successful future.

Record-Breaking Give Day Makes a Difference

May 10, 2018
The event themed “Every Aggie Counts: Combined, we change the world” raised more than $1.7 million from 4,047 gifts. That is more than $450,000 and 1,000 gifts over last year’s Give Day totals!

Full University Experience by philanthropy

May 10, 2018
Zeng pursued golf and rigorous academics at UC Davis. Through the Telephone Outreach Program and her internship with the Development and Alumni Relations, she experienced philanthropy like never before.

Dynamic Learning Environments by philanthropy

May 10, 2018
Betty Irene Moore Hall is a state-of-the-science facility that supports health sciences education at UC Davis, where students are engaged through dynamic learning environments.

Design-Build Projects by philanthropy

May 10, 2018
Landscape architecture students will have an opportunity to acquire hands-on experience with the creation of a fund that supports design-build projects.

Augmented Reality by philanthropy

May 10, 2018
With more than 500 installations on six continents, the UC Davis Augmented Reality, or AR, Sandbox, has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Art Education by philanthropy

May 10, 2018
UC Davis expanded the culture of art education to an entirely new level with the Manetti Shrem Museum through the power of philanthropy.

Music by philanthropy

May 10, 2018
This facility enriches teaching and learning for music students, as well as students from throughout UC Davis who take classes in the building.

Lives Saved by philanthropy

May 10, 2018
Firefighter Richard Reiff is back to work as a helitack firefighter following treatment for burn injuries at UC Davis.

Biotech Business by philanthropy

May 09, 2018
Talented graduate business students like Rocha are fulfilling their career aspirations after overcoming hardships with the help of Eamonn and Kathleen Dolan’s scholarship.

Emergency Care for Animals by philanthropy

May 08, 2018
Morello is appreciative of donors who make it possible for her and her peers to focus on their education and helping animals through field work and volunteering.