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

Girl (Programming) Power

May 20, 2015
Malaysia Hilliard cheered alongside her classmates who had built a robot for the UC Davis C-STEM RoboPlay competition.

Inspiration from Others

April 25, 2015
Every aspect of Mohini Jain’s life has been borne by inspiration from others.

Reaching for Excellence

February 27, 2015
Darryl ’83 and Lois ’88 Goss believe that greatness comes from stretching to achieve excellence in all that you do.

An Evergreen Legacy

February 25, 2015
UC Davis botany professor bequeaths critical gift to UC Davis library.

Technology for the True Final Frontier

February 19, 2015
UC Davis is leading the charge to prepare early scientists address neurological or psychiatric disorders.

Drumming Up Aggie Pride

September 22, 2014
Alumni Ramak and Allison Siadatan continue to drum up Aggie Pride through their giving and volunteerism with CAAA.

An Eye for Giving

September 09, 2014
Ernest Tschannen's experience with the UC Davis Eye Center inspired him to donate $1.5 million.

Pushing the Farthest Horizons

September 09, 2014
Winston Ko devoted his career at UC Davis to push new frontiers of discoveries at the mathematical and physical sciences department (MPS).

Future Assets

August 29, 2014
UC Davis and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation are working to advance engagement in science, technology, engineering and math- (STEM) related fields.

For the Love of Wine

August 29, 2014
TJ Rodgers incorporates his professional and personal interests to create the world's first wirelessly-controlled, automated wine fermentation system.

Easing the Pain

August 29, 2014
Charles Fullerton is committed to finding solutions for chronic pain and funded scholarships to support students at the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

A Community of Support

August 29, 2014
Virgil Traynor, a cancer survivor, inspired hundreds from his Auburn community to raise more than $1.5 million and become the first community to establish an endowment at UC Davis.

Visionary Philanthropic Leadership

August 25, 2014
Larry Vanderhoef fulfilled his promise to build a world-class performing arts center during his inaugural speech as UC Davis' new chancellor in 1994.

Pony Up

August 25, 2014
Pioneering horsewoman Muriel B. Gill ’46 believes there is much to be learned in the connection between horse and rider.

Support for All Students

August 25, 2014
Robert “Bob” ’63 and Kinzie ’64 Murphy believe that all qualified students deserve a chance at a world-class education