UC Davis Giving Societies

UC Davis is pleased to offer several programs to recognize and thank our many loyal alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff whose extraordinary commitment preserves and enhances our excellence in academics, research and public service. Learn more about our university-wide giving societies below.

Leadership Giving Society

Davis Chancellor's Club

Shields Society

UC Davis Leadership Giving Society UC Davis Davis Chancellor's Club UC Davis Shields Society

The Leadership Giving Society honors UC Davis’ most loyal and generous supporters – distinguished leaders who have given $50,000 or more cumulatively to any area university-wide.

Gifts from Leadership Giving Society members stand as an example for others by encouraging our students, inspiring our faculty, expanding our programs, enhancing our campus environment, and advancing the mission of UC Davis to lead society forward.  

The Davis Chancellor’s Club is made up of donors who give more than $1,000 per year to the UC Davis Annual Fund.

Contributions to the Annual Fund provide the chancellor with crucial, flexible funding to enrich student life, respond to emerging opportunities, and meet pressing needs.

The Peter J. and Carolee W. Shields Society recognizes the thoughtful generosity of donors who have made planned gifts—no matter the size—to UC Davis.

Planned gifts include will provisions, life income gifts such as trusts, annuities or pooled income funds, retirement plan balances and life insurance policies.

Other Recognition Societies

Friends of UC Davis can also help further the university through philanthropic contributions and through their participation in other support and affiliate groups. These volunteer groups assist in public outreach and fundraising in support of UC Davis.