Celebrating Stewardship and Relationship Building
A successful fundraising and development program integrates stewardship at every step of the cycle. Stewardship, as it pertains to this award, is a process whereby an organization seeks to be worthy of continued philanthropic support, including the acknowledgment of gifts, donor recognition, the honoring of donor intent, prudent investment of gifts, and the effective and efficient use of funds to further the mission of the organization (AFP Fundraising Directory).
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the UC Davis Foundation Board Stewardship Committee proudly recognize recognizes UC Davis employees who, although their job descriptions may not include donor stewardship, demonstrate excellent results in engaging with and acknowledging our supporters. This award celebrates the important role that faculty and staff play in donor stewardship and relationship-building.
At least two winners (one faculty, one staff) will be recognized at the Leadership Giving Society gala, Foundation Board meeting, and will receive a token of appreciation as well as an article in Dateline that celebrates their work.
- Demonstrate impact of a donor’s philanthropy
- Are personalized and meaningful
- Demonstrate the strengthening of the relationship between UC Davis and the donor
- Are innovative
- Show persistence and commitment to quality stewardship efforts
Annual Award Timeline
*NOTE: Nominations are accepted year-round, so please nominate at any point in the cycle.