Every gift, no matter the amount, enables us to make an even bigger impact. Through the annual giving program, you can join 35,000 donors who support UC Davis each year. These tax-deductible gifts (which average $200 annually) are some of the most meaningful we receive. Why? It’s not just because they help advance a wide range of programs and initiatives. It’s because they inspire others to give: they uphold the Aggie spirit of service that defines our university and drives us to make it even greater.
The two gift-receiving entities at UC Davis—the UC Davis Foundation and the Regents of the University of California—are both qualified charities that offer donors tax benefits to the full extent of the law. Your annual gift will qualify for a tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift.
If you have questions for our Annual and Special Gifts Program team, please call 530-754-1100.
Davis Chancellor’s Club
The Chancellor’s Club is a society of donors who give more than $1,000 each year to any area of campus.
These unrestricted contributions provide the chancellor with a crucial funding source for emerging opportunities and pressing needs.
Your donations enrich the educational experience of our students, by providing flexible funding to support the university.
Give Day is a 29-hour online fundraising drive to support initiatives at UC Davis Health, our veterinary hospitals, and other programs on the UC Davis campus.
Give to a UC Davis program you’re passionate about, and amplify the difference you make here each and every day.
You may be surprised to learn that not all of our costs are covered by tuition. Donations from our student body make up some of the most valuable support we receive.
Staying connected for the greater good
As part of our commitment to meeting our donors where they are, we have two Digital Engagement Officers who reach out to our community through the digital channels they prefer, like email, text, phone, and Zoom. These Officers help our supporters stay in touch with UC Davis, fellow alumni, and friends while also helping UC Davis grow and transform to remain relevant, successful and maintain our mission to contribute to the greater good.
Chat with Digital Engagement Officer Sarah Harlan
Sarah partners with UC Davis alumni and friends to connect them with campus and the incredible work being done by our many students, faculty, and community members. Sarah’s hope is to help members of the UC Davis community find areas of campus that are important to them and that they wish to advocate for through engagement and philanthropic gifts.
Sarah has spent the last 12 years of her career in higher education, serving seven of those years at UC Davis in various donor and alumni engagement roles. She truly believes in the power of education to transform lives. Sarah earned her M.A. in communication and B.A. in radio/television from the University of Southern Indiana. She is a donor to the UC Davis Native American Retention Initiative, Annual Fund, and the Child Life Program at the UC Davis Medical Center.
Chat with Sarah today about how you can support areas of UC Davis that are important to you!
Chat with Digital Engagement Officer Tessa Haden
Tessa has a long-term commitment to higher education and believes in UC Davis’ research and academic mission to make a difference in the world. She helps our alumni, parents, and friends find areas of campus that are important to them and that need philanthropic support, such as scholarship and student support programs, scientific research, and programs like Aggie Launch, which prepare our graduates for the professional world.
Tessa has spent the last 9 years of her career in higher education, working with alumni and donors at California State University, Sacramento, where she earned her B.S. in health science and sociology. She is passionate about students having the resources necessary to reach their degree and is a donor to the Student Emergency Relief Aid Fund.
Chat with Tessa today about how you can support areas of UC Davis that are important to you!