Campaign Volunteers

Dear Volunteer:

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On behalf of UC Davis, thank you so much for your commitment and dedicated leadership as an advocate of the university. By taking the initiative to volunteer, you will play a critical role in achieving the ambitious goals of our comprehensive campaign. A strong culture of philanthropy is built upon lasting relationships, and your outreach will bolster interest, encourage participation and forge new partnerships to advance the University’s mission and vision. We are very grateful for your investment of time, energy and resources in shaping the future of UC Davis. Thank you for joining the team that will make our campaign a resounding success. Let’s make history!


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Shaun B. Keister, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Development and Alumni Relations
President, UC Davis Foundation

Save the Date: Friday, October 18, 2024

Celebrate You: The 2024 Volunteer Leadership Summit
UC Davis Conference Center

Join us for a day recognizing your hard-earned achievements across the campaign at our biennial Volunteer Leadership Summit. Connect with other volunteer leaders, share valuable insights and establish a strong foundation of knowledge about UC Davis and the greater future we are building together.

This year’s summit promises to inspire and empower you through interactive presentations, panel discussions and facilitated conversations with experts in their fields. A special networking lunch reception and champagne toast will cap off the day’s festivities.

For questions, please contact Kristen Tinson, Director of Volunteer Engagement, at: or 530-754-2092, or Lindsey Douros, Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement, at: or 530-752-8331.

Case statements

UC Davis is poised to lead the way, in partnership with donors and friends who share our vision. Download case statements to learn more and share how UC Davis is going beyond the expected.

Social media and email resources

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Campaign Volunteer Handbook

This document shares best practices and answers the most common volunteer questions.

The 2023 UC Davis Annual Report

UC Davis reached new levels of prestige and impact in 2023. We rose to No. 6 among the nation’s top public universities — a significant achievement driven by our research, teaching and service mission. Faculty and students continued to make groundbreaking discoveries in science and sustainability, surpassing $1 billion in external research funding for a second consecutive year. We were also recognized as the No. 1 greenest campus in the U.S. and the world’s fifth most sustainable university.

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Big Ideas are a set of forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programs and projects that confront life’s most unjust conditions and most urgent challenges to create real global change. Supporting the four pillars of the Expect Greater Campaign, the Big Ideas maximize our collective impact as an institution for the greater good of the world.