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

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.

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.

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.

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.