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

Becky and Stephen Griffey, DVM, PHD ’97

February 01, 2018
"I’m hopeful our contribution will help lessen the financial burden for some by providing a stable source of funding for individuals with broad interests in veterinary pathology."

Heather Hunter '96

February 01, 2018
"By giving to UC Davis, we are supporting the mission of the university, students and our next generation of leaders.”

Kevin Nosek '99

February 01, 2018
"I have seen firsthand the difference that giving can make for a program and department."

Kate Shasky

February 01, 2018
VIDEO: “When I realized I could pick where my money was allocated, where my investment went, I got excited because I could put my investment in to something I cared about deeply, something I wanted to support directly."

Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D.

February 01, 2018
VIDEO: I give to several places because there are so many causes at UC Davis that are worth supporting.

Hollis Skaife

January 30, 2018
“I focus my giving on the Master of Professional Accountancy program at UC Davis because I value professional education and the career options it provides."

Boundless by philanthropy

May 16, 2016
Ekstrom studies the way we think when we navigate, and his research uses virtual reality to simulate even the most disorienting scenarios

Advocacy by philanthropy

May 16, 2016
A fellowship supported de la Cruz's fight for housing equity in San Francisco.

A Heightened Connection

May 02, 2016
UC Davis faculty-staff couple’s work and giving supports UC Davis’ international art scene.

Double Up for UC Davis

February 22, 2016
UC Davis students challenged alumni and parents to double the $100,000 students raised in May and June 2016.

Capes of Pride

February 22, 2016
Aggie students, alumni and members of the community attended the 2nd annual 5K Heroes Run.

Answering the Call

February 22, 2016
A bond with fellow service members inspired UC Davis alumnus and Marines veteran Alan Sung '06 to answer the call when a friend asked for his help.

For the Love of the Game

October 15, 2015
Jordan Hoyt had his sights set on college from an early age.

Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Grant

June 01, 2015
Colin Milburn has been awarded a 2015 New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.