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

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

A professional in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, Veronica Rocha M.B.A. ’18 balances her work with her studies in the Graduate School of Management’s Bay Area Part-Time M.B.A. program. As a recipient of the Dolan scholarship, she feels a deep appreciation both for the financial security and the confidence boost her award provides.

“When I received this scholarship it was as though someone was saying, ‘Hey, I am right here next to you. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered,’” she says.

Medical Research by philanthropy

May 08, 2018
UC Davis is helping Nguyen achieve her dream by giving her the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, which she believes has benefitted her greatly. Hometown: Cupertino, Calif. Major: Biological Sciences

Uncovering Powerful Stories by philanthropy

May 08, 2018
Han is honored to write inspiring stories for fellow Aggies and the world to read. Being exposed to philanthropy has changed her perspective on the world.

Peer-to-Peer Learning by philanthropy

May 08, 2018
The Chevron Tutoring Center offers in-house tutoring for courses to enhance the learning experience for all students, within the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and beyond.

Finding a Niche by philanthropy

May 04, 2018
Talented and qualified scholars, like Polari, are the major force behind the Olive Center’s successful and world-renowned research program.

Real-World Environmental Solutions by philanthropy

April 27, 2018
Jessoe’s work on energy and water conservation has a direct impact on many communities across California, and she's one of the 12 UC Davis faculty members to be named a 2018 Chancellor’s Fellow.

A Bright Future by philanthropy

April 26, 2018
With two of UC Davis’ most prestigious scholarships under his belt, Sinha is on track to a bright and successful career.

Transformative Justice by philanthropy

April 26, 2018
Through Transformative Justice in Education, Lawrence (Torry) and Maisha Winn '94 bring the community and UC Davis together to stop racial inequalities in education.

The Science of Beer by philanthropy

April 26, 2018
Being the first Anheuser-Bush Endowed Professor has allowed Bamforth to share his expertise in brewing and malting science at UC Davis.