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. The two, who met and married as UC Davis students, have donated to more than 50 different initiatives, programs, departments and colleges throughout the campus in a philanthropic legacy that spans 49 years.
The Bartholomews’ generosity extends to the gift of their time. The couple has served on dozens of UC Davis volunteer committees, and has been involved in 13 giving societies, including the Chancellor’s Laureates. Wayne is currently a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Council, the Food Science Leadership Board, the Mondavi Advisory Board and the International Programs Executive Development Council. Jacque was the first woman to serve as president of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and the UC Davis Chancellor’s Club, and has chaired the UC Davis Library Associates.
An initiative close to Jacque’s heart is the Guardian Scholars Program, which provides comprehensive support to former foster youth as they beat the odds to pursue a UC Davis education. As a mentor in the Guardian Scholars Program, Jacque is part of a caring community that works to ensure each student’s success.
“UC Davis is our community, our extended family,” said Jacque, who had a 41-year career with Wells Fargo Bank before retiring in 2006. “We have personally experienced the benefits of all the university is doing to improve the lives and capabilities of the students. We have a great deal of Aggie Pride and are proud to be supporters of the university in any way we can.”