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

Blocking for a New Team

April 29, 2014
NFL Hall-of-Famer Jim Otto is now working for more than 9,000 people who come to UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center each year following his own treatment for prostate cancer several years ago.

Big Bang!

April 29, 2014
At just 32 years-old, Andrew Barkett has already become an expert in large-scale computer systems and web strategies after working as a senior technologist for companies like Facebook and Google.

Setting the Standard

April 29, 2014
Just two years after graduation, Derek Smith '07 made a $1,000 contribution to the UC Davis Annual Fund, making him the youngest member of the Davis Chancellor's Club giving society.

Structure of Support

April 29, 2014
Michael W. Chapman, M.D., one of the founders of modern orthopedic trauma surgery, and his wife are now leading the force in strengthening the UC Davis Health System's infrastructure.

Power of Knowledge

April 29, 2014
An inventor, farmer and pioneer in California’s pistachio industry, David Fiddyment understands the power of knowledge and the promise of education.

Giving 100 Percent

April 29, 2014
First-generation college student Bradley Bottoms and his fellow senators of the Associated Students, University of California Davis (ASUCD) donated their entire paycheck to support a student’s education.

Giving Aggies a Hand

April 29, 2014
Bruce Edwards ‘60 connects with UC Davis through an extended hand and a friendly smile. And it is why UC Davis is a better place because of him.

The Gift of Music

April 29, 2014
Friends of UC Davis Grant and Grace Noda lost all their family’s possessions during the Japanese internment after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Families Battling Cancer

April 29, 2014
In honor of Keaton Raphael's nine-month battle with neuroblastoma, his parents started the Keaton Raphael Memorial and his legacy forever lives on in thousands of children and families.

By Her Side

April 29, 2014
Les Pue knows all too well the devastating impacts Huntington’s disease can have on those afflicted and their families.  

Legacy of Healthy Living

April 29, 2014
While at UC Davis, Artem Trotsyuk took advantage of hands-on internship opportunities like the operating and emergency rooms at the medical center and as a student assistant to the chancellor.

Uniquely UC Davis

April 25, 2014
Hal ’52 and Carol ’04 Sconyers love UC Davis so much that they moved back to Davis from Modesto after Hal retired from a successful banking career.

A University-wide Impact

April 19, 2014
Almost everywhere you look on the UC Davis campus, you can see the impact of Wayne ’64, J.D. ’71  and Jacque ’64 Bartholomew’s extraordinary generosity.

Saved by Education

March 18, 2014
Cold. Alone. Young. Abused. Homeless. This is how philanthropist Sandi Redenbach’s story begins. Thanks to education, it is not where her story ends.

Promise of Hope

March 18, 2014
Jennifer Rene Harmon Tegley was diagnosed with an aggressive form of throat cancer in October 2010. She was 17 years old.