Employee Giving

When you are part of something bigger, giving matters

UC Davis encourages a culture of philanthropy on campus by providing opportunities to invest in programs that contribute to the University’s mission of academic excellence and community impact.


We invite you to find your passion and support the programs that inspire you.


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Find Your Passion & Give Today 


Ways to Give


Monthly Payroll Deduction. Sign up for payroll deductions for as little as $10 a month to support your passion

Call: 530-754-1106

Via check payable to UC Regents, include the area you want to support on the memo line:
UC Davis Advancement Services
202 Cousteau Place, Suite 185
Davis, CA 95618

Chat with our Director of Development for Philanthropy Programs, Jenni Dingeldein
Jenni Dingeldein wearing a blue Aggies Helping Aggies V-neck shirt with a tree in the background.

Jenni Dingeldein ’06 manages the Employee Giving Program and the UC Davis Student Foundation (a.k.a. Aggies Helping Aggies) with a goal of inspiring a culture of philanthropy across the university. She has a B.A. in Political Science from UC Davis and an M.S. in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. When she isn’t busy promoting Aggie Pride, Jenni enjoys spending time outdoors with her Aggie alum husband and family.

You may reach out to her via email or phone at jdingeldein@ucdavis.edu and (530) 754-0579.

Let’s celebrate YOU

If you are an employee donor, you are in good company. Over 3,000 faculty, staff, retirees, and emeriti believe in the power of philanthropy at UC Davis and support the university.

We celebrate all donors to UC Davis, but employee donors have a unique connection to what we do and who we are. In recognition of your support, each year we invite employee donors to join us for complimentary in-person events like our Ice Cream Social with Chancellor May and exclusive Philanthropy Spotlight Tours that explore behind-the-scenes programming on campus. We also recognize supporters through our #GratiTuesday social media features, and surprise visits to honor donors during Employee Giving Month in April.

Philanthropy Spotlight Tours go behind-the-scenes

Each year Davis as UC it offers two unique tours of an area of campus to employee donors and their children. These Philanthropy Spotlight Tours are a way to thank our campus donors for supporting UC Davis, by sharing a behind-the-scenes look at programs that make our campus special.

These free events often take place around the lunch hour and have included tours of the Goat Dairy, the Botanical Conservatory, Aggie Compass and The Pantry. Invitations are sent via email to all the people on campus who support any area of UC Davis through payroll deduction, gifts on Give Day or any time during the fiscal year.


#GratiTuesday social posts

Do you know someone who embodies the spirit of philanthropy on campus? Nominate your colleague now to be recognized!