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It’s the work we do every day to improve people’s lives here at home and around the world. Across disciplines and across campuses, our faculty, researchers and students at UC Davis and UC Davis Health are discovering solutions to our biggest challenges, including climate change, food insecurity, and novel diseases such as COVID-19.

In every area of learning, we prepare tomorrow's leaders through the enduring values of higher education, including critical thinking, civil discourse and innovative problem-solving.

The many people in our UC Davis community who pull together to help others during times of need? They make us great too.

Whether you’re an alum, a parent, a patient of UC Davis Health, a client of our veterinary hospital, an employee, or a student at UC Davis, you are part of us.

Join us to support UC Davis and UC Davis Health programs and research that make an impact on California and the world. 

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Emergency Student Relief Challenge
$2,500
Emergency Student Relief Challenge
The Student Emergency Relief Aid (SERA) was founded by a group of students who were inspired to help fellow Aggies struggling financially to stay in school. Since SERA's creation, it has helped students who were displaced by California wildfires, who have been turned away by family due to sexuality, who have been fighting long term illnesses, and more. We are stretching to 100 gifts to this challenge to unlock a generous $2,500 donation to SERA from alum Karim Poonja.
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Accelerating Women’s Philanthropy
$3,000
Accelerating Women’s Philanthropy
The Women & Philanthropy Advisory Council (WoPAC) unites women as leaders who inspire others to benefit lives. We have a dynamic vision for the world we want to build, and the determination to do so. Through our investment of time and money we will make profound impact on all aspects of the university. 150 gifts will unlock the WoPAC’s $2,500 gift.
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Ink your gift for the Peds ICU
$3,500
Ink your gift for the Peds ICU
Wild Bill's Tattoo holds a Tattoo-a-thon annually with artists donating earnings and tips to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. In 17 years, Wild Bill and his crew have raised more than $275,000! While COVID-19 postponed this year’s event, Wild Bill and his team knows kids can’t wait for their care! Whether you’re inked or not, join the challenge and help supply the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with temporal thermometers to keep kids safe. 20 gifts unlocks this $3,500 challenge
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Student Support
$30,000
Student Support
Please join alumnus Dr. Michael Floyd, DVM '61 and Nancy Ehrlich help students fulfill their dreams of becoming veterinarians. Their generous $30,000 donation for tuition support is triggered when 60 donors give to this challenge. Make a gift of any size today to this challenge and you will make a real difference for DVM students.
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Support the Alice Waters Institute at UC Davis Fund with Corinne Bourdeau and Andy Koski
$2,500
Support the Alice Waters Institute at UC Davis Fund with Corinne Bourdeau and Andy Koski
The Alice Waters Institute at UC Davis Fund will lead to more just, equitable and regenerative food systems for the health of our children, our communities and our planet. 25 gifts to this fund will unlock this important challenge
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Help Support Our Staff Challenge
$2,500
Help Support Our Staff Challenge
Through COVID-19, wildfires, smoke and more – UC Davis and UC Davis Health Staff are in this together. The UC Davis Staff Emergency Fund provides assistance to employees whose income cannot cover their needs, or who have experienced a loss of wages through no fault of their own. The grants also help to cover expenses such as housing, utilities, food, or transportation. 75 gifts will unlock a generous $2,500 gift from an anonymous donor.
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Leslie A. Campbell Fund for Student Achievement Challenge
$7,000
Leslie A. Campbell Fund for Student Achievement Challenge
Join alums Darryl '83 and Lois '85 '88 Goss in supporting Leslie A. Campbell Fund for Student Achievement will provide support for the current needs of African Diaspora students at UC Davis. This fund is building toward a $50,000 endowment to perpetually provide students the appropriate resources necessary for holistic (academic, cultural, social, and professional) success. Darryl and Lois are encouraging their friends and other members of the African and African American Alumni Association (5A) to support the fund this Give Day and help this fund reach full endowment. 35 gifts will activate $7000 for Give Day!
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Electrical and Computer Engineering Challenge from Babak Taheri ('94)
$10,000
Electrical and Computer Engineering Challenge from Babak Taheri ('94)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2021 Give Day goal is to raise more than $20,000 with 80 gifts to assist ECE students with financial need through mini-grants for textbooks and supplies. Dr. Babak Taheri '94, CEO of Silvaco, has already committed $10,000 for this Give Day challenge.
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Lohr Experiential Learning Challenge
$5,300
Lohr Experiential Learning Challenge
Cynthia Lohr '89 has made a generous $5,300 gift to the Department of Human Ecology to support experiential learning opportunities that focus on community engagement. Please join her by giving and supporting students this Give Day! Just 10 gifts to the Cynthia C. Lohr Experiential Learning fund to the will unlock this challenge for the Department of Human Ecology!
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Arturo González Chicanx/Latinx Scholarship Challenge
$10,000
Arturo González Chicanx/Latinx Scholarship Challenge
The Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association Scholarship (CLAA) Fund is a vital resource for our most promising students who have the greatest financial need. With adequate scholarship support, these students can focus on their studies and prepare for meaningful careers after graduation. Once 30 gifts are received, $10,000 from Arturo and Rosa Gonzalez will be activated for the CLAA Scholarship Fund!
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Haworth Fund For Beyond the Classroom First-Gen Students
$50,000
Haworth Fund For Beyond the Classroom First-Gen Students
This challenge provides support for the Beyond the Classroom Initiative’s efforts to increase first-generation College of Letters and Science students’ access to internship opportunities. It is our hope that the Fund will help to alleviate the financial barriers that might otherwise prevent students from participating in an internship. 15 gifts will unlock this challenge!
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AvenueB Genentech Challenge
$100,000
AvenueB Genentech Challenge
Help strengthen and support the pathway of transfer students from community colleges to the College of Biological Science. AvenueB is designed to help transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in life sciences. The program was developed by UC Davis and supported by founding partner, the Genentech Foundation, in collaboration with regional community college districts. Once 30 gifts are made to this challenge, the Genentech Foundation will donate $100,000 for the AvenueB Program!
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COVID-19 Testing & Care Support Challenge
$3,000
COVID-19 Testing & Care Support Challenge
Your gift will allow the UC Davis Medical Center to expand diagnostic and testing capacity and continue supporting extended staff time and benefits for health care providers affected by the pandemic. 25 gifts unlocks this challenge from UC Davis parent Linda Itskovitz.
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The William E. Valente Music Scholarship Challenge
$5,000
The William E. Valente Music Scholarship Challenge
In honor and memory of the late Professor William E. Valente (1934-1993) and his impact on the many students he taught, guided and inspired during his life as a musical theory and composition teacher, chief undergraduate advisor for the Department of Music, and Conductor of the University Concert Band. 20 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Women. Leadership. Legacy.
$10,000
Women. Leadership. Legacy.
Activate the power of Women & Philanthropy and join Margaret Lapiz ’89 to unlock her $10,000 legacy building challenge. With your gift to the Women & Philanthropy Greatest Use Fund, you will help us build a dynamic community of women committed to advancing UC Davis' leadership and impact in the world. 75 gifts will activate Margaret's donation on Give Day!
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CBS Honors Scholarship Challenge
$150,000
CBS Honors Scholarship Challenge
Join George '92 and Ann Lin in supporting the CBS Honors Scholarship Challenge. The UC Davis University Honors Program admits approximately 200 students into its program each fall. Fifty students are enrolled into majors in the College of Biological Sciences. Your gift will serve to increase the Honors Scholarship packages for students with the greatest financial need. 12 gifts will unlock this challenge!
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John Merrill Drummer Scholarship Challenge
$35,000
John Merrill Drummer Scholarship Challenge
Support the John Merrill Drummer Scholarship and provide need-based scholarships to non-traditional medical students. John Drummer was a beloved colleague and friend of many at the UC Davis School of Medicine and served as a Office of Medical Education Academic Coordinator. He helped found our school and was widely beloved for his expertise, kindness and generosity. "John was with the School of Medicine since its founding 50 years ago," said Mark Servis, Vice Dean for Medical Education. "He was a consummate professional, kind and considerate to all, and a fount of wisdom on all things related to medical education.” 20 gifts unlocks this challenge.
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Bob ‘63 and Kinzie ‘64 Murphy Student Basic Needs Challenge
$8,333
Bob ‘63 and Kinzie ‘64 Murphy Student Basic Needs Challenge
Bob ‘63 and Kinzie ‘64 Murphy share the same concern about our students' food insecurity and shelter as many of our fellow alumni and friends. To help ensure our students' basic needs are met, in 2020 they started the Murphy Basic Needs Endowment to support both the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center and The Pantry, and provide needed funding to help students facing food insecurity and housing emergencies. As these needs grow, Bob and Kinzie want to see this fund grow to meet those needs. These services help students to better excel in their academics by alleviating their worries and providing them a clear state of mind to tackle classwork. Join Bob and Kinzie in supporting the Murphy Basic Needs Endowment. Our goal is 75 gifts! For every 25 gifts received, $8,333 will be activated on Give Day for a total of $25,000.
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Political Science Graduate Research Challenge
$5,000
Political Science Graduate Research Challenge
Make a gift to this challenge to support the research of exceptional graduate students in political science! Just 10 gifts will unlock a generous $5,000 donation for the Robert W. Jackman Scholarship Fund for Political Science from John T. Scott!
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Teacher Education Scholarship
$10,000
Teacher Education Scholarship
Make a difference for Teacher Education students with significant financial need who are either first generation, students from underserved communities, or students with a change of career. For every 5 donors, two anonymous donors will give $10,000!
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One Climate Research Grants
$4,500
One Climate Research Grants
UC Davis is at the forefront of every discipline that is fundamental to solving the climate challenge. With your support, the interdisciplinary teams of the One Climate Initiative can fast-track climate change solutions that will create a low-carbon society and a sustainable way of life. Together, we CAN make an impact! 25 gifts to this challenge, no matter the size, will unlock $4,500 for the One Climate Initiative!
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Chemistry Challenge: Student Support and Symposium
$2,500
Chemistry Challenge: Student Support and Symposium
The R. Bryan Miller Memorial Endowment and Symposium support preeminent research, provide forward-thinking instruction in the chemical sciences, and perform service activities that will positively impact our campus, society, and the world. The endowment provides support for Aggies in chemistry studies and the Symposium is a global collaborative of industry and academics. 10 gifts today will support the Chemistry Department and activate $2,500 from former faculty Neil E. Schore, Ph.D..
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CBS Dean's Circle Matching Challenge
$25,000
CBS Dean's Circle Matching Challenge
Join alumna Deborah "Deb" Neff '76 and give to the College of Biological Sciences Dean's Circle to provide critical support where it is needed most. All gifts of any amount are needed and greatly appreciated. For gifts of $1,000 or more, your gift will be matched with a personal gift of $500 from Deb and qualify you for membership in the Dean's Circle. There is no better way to support CBS broadly than a gift to this fund! 25 gifts will unlock Deb Neff's generous $25,000 gift!
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Student Health and Counseling Services - We Aggies Care Challenge
$10,000
Student Health and Counseling Services - We Aggies Care Challenge
The We Aggies Care Fund supports training students in effective strategies to intervene with their peers who are experiencing emotional distress that could potentially lead to risk of suicide. We are pleased that all gifts to the We Aggies Care Fund will support the Student Counseling Services at UC Davis in its efforts to deliver valuable suicide prevention services to students. 20 gifts will unlock this important challenge.
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Inspired To Help Pediatric Cancer Families
$20,000
Inspired To Help Pediatric Cancer Families
Each day, UC Davis pediatric cancer patients are provided life-saving clinical care. However, there are psychosocial needs of the family that medical staff are unable to address. Families are forced to create a new normal for siblings and juggle their jobs as they endure the unthinkable of saving their child. We have partnered with the community to fund a Resource Specialist position to help others with their overwhelming cancer journey. 50 gifts will unlock this challenge of $20,000
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Genome Center Challenge
$12,500
Genome Center Challenge
Support the Genome Center General Support Fund on Give Day. This challenge will provide immediate support to faculty, students and staff as they advance the teaching, research and public service mission of the Genome Center. 15 gifts will unlock this $12,500 challenge.
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Sue and Jim Mayer Guardian Professions Program Challenge
$6,000
Sue and Jim Mayer Guardian Professions Program Challenge
The Guardian Professions Program, which is the first of its kind in the U.S., helps former foster youth gain admission to advanced degree programs. For these students, who have overcome so many challenges in their young lives, a graduate degree is something most never imagined possible. Assistance includes advice and coaching on programs and career direction, test preparation tests, travel and continued mentoring throughout their graduate program. Thanks to the support of donors, 85% of Guardian Professions Program scholars who apply to graduate school are accepted into a graduate program. Give now to the Guardian Professions Program. Sue Maderious Mayer '80, Chair of the Seattle Regional Committee, and her husband Jim will generously donate $6,000 when this fund receives 15 gifts.
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C.N. Gorman Museum Challenge #2
$8,500
C.N. Gorman Museum Challenge #2
The C.N. Gorman Museum was founded in 1973 by the Department of Native American Studies in honor of retired faculty member, Carl Nelson Gorman, Navajo artist, WWII code-talker, cultural historian, and advocate for Native peoples. The C.N. Gorman Museum is dedicated to the creative expressions and contemporary art of Native American artists and artists of diverse cultures and histories. The museum is unique for its commitment to exhibiting works by living Indigenous artists, particularly within an educational institution. 10 gifts today will unlock this challenge, as well as help the museum continue this important work and expand into a new facility on campus.
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Classroom Improvement Project
$2,500
Classroom Improvement Project
Gifts to this challenge will help create modern, welcoming, and flexible classroom spaces that support 21st-century teaching and learning. We envision state-of-the-art classrooms outfitted with cutting-edge technological advancements, as well as inviting and open spaces that support collaborative research and facilitate small-group learning and instruction. For every 5 donors, an anonymous donor will give $2,500 to the School of Education's Classroom Improvement Fund.
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$2,500 - School of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Student Fund Challenge
$2,500
$2,500 - School of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Student Fund Challenge
Gifts to the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing provide financial assistance to the best and brightest students, support diverse and talented faculty, and provide a learning environment that enhances the school's interprofessional and interdisciplinary programs. Susan Toulson' 82 is generously supporting the hard-working and dedicated future health care leaders at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing with a $2,500 gift once 25 donors support the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Student Fund.
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Continuing and Professional Education Challenge
$2,500
Continuing and Professional Education Challenge
Join Dean Susan Catron in creating innovative workforce development programs that give adults the opportunities, networks and job skills to advance their careers. Continuing and Professional Education depends on your support to fund inclusive and accessible educational programs, such as the new certificate program in gene therapy manufacturing that will help non-college grads launch careers in biotech. Due to such wonderful early response, we are stretching our goal to 20 gifts to unlock this challenge. Thank you!
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Virodome Sculpture for Plant Pathology
$2,500
Virodome Sculpture for Plant Pathology
The Virodome sculpture will tell a story of how the interactions of pathogens and plants enhance the benefits of microbes in agriculture and natural environments. This interactive sculpture will be located outside Hutchinson Hall and reveal the breadth and depth of the Plant Pathology department’s contributions to Californian agriculture. 15 gifts to this challenge will unlock $2,500 from Mark and Linda Young and ultimately, bring the Virodome to life for the Davis community.
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Stevenson Fund Challenge for Student Success
$10,000
Stevenson Fund Challenge for Student Success
Like Dr. Eugene D. Stevenson, UC Davis Student-Athletes embody the most cherished attributes of UC Davis graduates. You can help them in their pursuit of a successful launch after graduation by joining friends Nicholas '83 & Anna Moore and Darryl '83 & Lois '83 '88 Goss in supporting the Stevenson Endowment on Give Day. The fund is building toward endowment and with your help could reach the $50,000 goal this weekend! 25 gifts on Give Day will activate $10,000 to the fund.
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Health Professions Advising Challenge
$9,375
Health Professions Advising Challenge
Please join the Khaira family in supporting Health Professions Advising, which serves thousands of UC Davis undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni pursuing any health profession or allied health field. Your gift will be directed to student programming, which funds student trips to professional schools, networking events with health professionals, and much more. 10 gifts will unlock the Khaira Family's generous $9,375 gift.
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Center for Mind and Brain: Shamatha Project Challenge
$5,000
Center for Mind and Brain: Shamatha Project Challenge
Working in the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, the Shamatha Project, the most comprehensive study of meditation to date, investigates the psychological and physiological processes underlying such benefits. Your support will help continue this important research. 20 gifts will activate this $5,000 challenge.
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25 for 10! School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund Support
$10,000
25 for 10! School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund Support
School of Medicine Class of ’89 alum is grateful for his UC Davis Medical School experience and his ability now to give back. “I hope you will join me in this giving opportunity to make our school and students even more outstanding,” says our grateful alum. Help provide scholarships for our most deserving 1st year medical students. 25 gifts will unlock his $10,000 challenge
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Aggie Football Alumni for the Win – Football Challenge!
$2,500
Aggie Football Alumni for the Win – Football Challenge!
Rudy Kadlub, Chair of the Oregon Regional Campaign Committee, and UC Davis football alumnus is calling on fellow Football alumni and other Aggie Football fans, parents and friends to join him in supporting the Football Development Fund. This fund provides Coach Hawkins the financial foundation necessary to compete against top FCS programs and in the Big Sky Conference. Every gift helps our athletes on the field to be more competitive by supporting assistant coaches, travel & recruiting budgets, and new equipment. Rudy will generously donate $2,500 to support the Football program when this challenge receives 100 gifts!
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UC Davis Emeriti and Retirees' Association Boards Initiative for Student Basic Needs
$7,500
UC Davis Emeriti and Retirees' Association Boards Initiative for Student Basic Needs
The Emeriti/ae Association and Retirees’ Association Boards are passionate about making sure all our undergraduate and graduate students’ basic needs are met to build a successful foundation at UC Davis. At least 44% of UC Davis students have food insecurity and 18% experience housing insecurity. Moreover, these figures do not include the full range of crises our students face. In an effort to continue the mission of mitigating student food and housing insecurity, providing financial stability, and mental health wellness, we have committed $7,500 to the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center. We are inviting all emeriti/ae, retirees and friends to join us this year in support of our students. Thank you for making a gift to Aggie Compass!
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Childhood Diabetes Challenge
$5,000
Childhood Diabetes Challenge
Help provide positive reinforcement for our pediatric diabetes patients! Children with diabetes make extraordinary efforts each day to control a very taxing chronic disease. Few people outside of medical professionals and other families who share this experience truly understand what it means to be constantly vigilant of blood glucose levels; injecting insulin five or more times a day and poking a finger to test blood glucose as often as ten times a day. In most diabetes clinics, visits are mainly filled with advice on "how to do better", with minimal attention giving to praising the efforts these children make every day. Our A1c Masters program has helped to change the focus of our clinic visits to highlight and appreciate what these extraordinary children do every day. Your generosity will allow us to keep this important program going. When we reach 10 gifts, $5,000 will be activated on Give Day to support the Childhood Diabetes fund.
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Alexis Merydith EVE Department Challenge
$2,500
Alexis Merydith EVE Department Challenge
Faculty in the Department of Evolution and Ecology are working on groundbreaking research in the ecology of populations and species, including looking at the impact of climate change on oceans health and how animals adapt to spreading wildfires. They are not only committed to answering some of the most pressing questions in science, but to quality teaching and mentorship for their students. 12 gifts will hels us unlock a challenge of $2,500 allowing faculty to continue their important work as scientists and educators.
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Support for Students: Beyond the Classroom Challenge
$75,000
Support for Students: Beyond the Classroom Challenge
The Beyond the Classroom Initiative at the College of Letters and Science will collectively support all students within the college by making more opportunities available for them to participate in research, internships, study abroad, mentorship and field work. The Fund also provides undergraduate student support for unexpected needs. 30 gifts will invest in the next generation of Aggie professionals and activate a generous gift of $75,000 from Kevin and Kim Bacon!
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GSMAA Board Challenge #2
$2,500
GSMAA Board Challenge #2
25 gifts to the Graduate School of Management's Student Scholarship Fund will unlock $2,500 from the GSM Alumni Association Board! The funds will award scholarships to the best and brightest students regardless of their financial need - increasing opportunities for students from all backgrounds.
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Capitol Internship Student Scholarship Challenge
$10,000
Capitol Internship Student Scholarship Challenge
UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is an education and policy research dissemination program of the University of California. The center hosts UC undergraduate students each year who come to Sacramento to undertake academic coursework and participate in internships in and around the Capitol. In response to the student need, the Center established a UCCS Student Scholarship Fund to help defray the costs of attending. 20 gifts will activate a $10,000 challenge from an anonymous donor!
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Challenge to Support Teacher Education Students and Faculty
$10,000
Challenge to Support Teacher Education Students and Faculty
A core principle of our Teacher Education Program is to prepare highly qualified teachers who are advocates for equity in learning for all students. 20 gifts will unlock this challenge and allow us to provide research and training opportunities for our students and fund areas of our program that will make the greatest impact for our students.
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Alys Hay Travel Award Challenge
$25,000
Alys Hay Travel Award Challenge
Join Alys Hay and the College of Biological Sciences’ Equity Program to empower our most vulnerable students to succeed academically and professionally. With a preference for first-generation students, the Alys Hay Travel Award allows students to participate in unique experiences such as conferences, workshops, and other academic or professional ventures that help advance their skills, knowledge, and/or professional network. 10 gifts will unlock Alys Hay's generous $25,000 for the Alys Travel Award.
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Art Therapy Challenge
$10,000
Art Therapy Challenge
Help support patients and their families in the hospital and outpatient clinics express themselves through art. Alongside a trained art therapist, patients use self-expression and art making to explore loss, promote self-esteem, build autonomy, and cultivate developmentally appropriate coping skills. Art therapy in the pediatric setting helps children and families cope with illness and the hospital experience, and take an active part in their own healing. Your generous donation will help us build this program and expand its services to more individuals in need. When we reach 10 gifts, $10,000 will be activated on Give Day to support the Art Therapy Program.
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Support the UC Davis Parents Fund With One of Our Family Fellows Families!
$3,000
Support the UC Davis Parents Fund With One of Our Family Fellows Families!
The Parents Fund enriches the student experience by providing valuable support for urgent campus needs, scholarships, and fellowships that help our talented early-career faculty advance their ground-breaking research. 30 gifts to the Parents Fund will unlock this challenge!
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AvenueB Challenge
$2,600
AvenueB Challenge
Help strengthen and support the pathway of transfer students from community colleges to the College of Biological Science. AvenueB is designed to help transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in life sciences. The program was developed by UC Davis and supported by founding partner, the Genentech Foundation, in collaboration with regional community college districts. 30 gifts will unlock Carol J. Chandler's generous $2,600 for the AvenueB Program.
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Biodesign Challenge
$2,500
Biodesign Challenge
UC Davis is a leader in the growing field of Biodesign, an innovative research area where teams of students from the biosciences, design, engineering and other majors work together to create sustainable design solutions. Student Biodesign teams work in the TEAM Molecular Prototyping and BioInnovation Laboratory, the only student research lab on campus. 10 gifts will unlock this challenge and raise funds to support materials purchases for student-led Biodesign research.
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Biochem and Molecular Biology First-Gen Challenge
$2,500
Biochem and Molecular Biology First-Gen Challenge
Join alumnus John Cuppoletti and his wife Danuta Malinowska by supporting first generation students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This award provides students the opportunity to carry out research projects in the laboratories of mentors or participate in career experiences that will better prepare them for their professional pathways. 10 gifts unlocks this challenge.
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The Sullivan Family Challenge for the Dr. William Blaisdell Scholarship
$10,000
The Sullivan Family Challenge for the Dr. William Blaisdell Scholarship
The Dr. William Blaisdell Scholarship at the UC Davis School of Medicine was initiated by UC Davis alumni couple, Dr. Patrick Sullivan '83, MD '87 and Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan '83. It honors Dr. Blaisdell and his impact on surgical education and training for an entire generation of physicians. Pat, also a UC Davis Surgery Residency program alumnus, shared "Dr. Blaisdell's innovation as a surgeon and educator influenced and helped shape my approach and practice as a general surgeon." Pat and Cecelia invite 25 donors to join them in honoring Dr. Blaisdell's legacy with gifts to this established endowment which will activate $10,000 in Give Day.
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$3,000
Support the Wyatt Deck Project in the UC Davis Arboretum with Eva Hess
THANK YOU to Eva G. Hess and all who gave to support rebuilding Wyatt Deck, an important gathering and education space.
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Economics Challenge
$4,000
Economics Challenge
Support the Economics Department at UC Davis! Your gift to the Department of Economics supports a range of academic and research programs, faculty and student research, graduate student support, new courses, public lectures and academic conferences. 40 gifts will activate a $4,000 gift on Give Day.
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Ph.D. Hardship Fund
$2,500
Ph.D. Hardship Fund
Support our Ph.D. students in times of personal hardship by providing needed financial assistance. Your gift can enable students to keep their focus on producing knowledge and advancing equity in our educational systems.
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Student Hardship Fund Challenge from the Chuang Family Foundation
$10,000
Student Hardship Fund Challenge from the Chuang Family Foundation
Whether it’s COVID-19, California wildfires, food insecurity, or another difficult situation, the Student Hardship Fund provides the college with flexible funds to support students facing crisis. Alfred (’86) and Sharene Chuang hope their investment inspires you to support these students today.
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Cal Aggie Alumni Association Board Challenge
$2,500
Cal Aggie Alumni Association Board Challenge
Launching Student and Alumni Aggies Into (New) Careers By providing careers programming for student and alumni Aggies, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) assists all Aggies to prepare for successful careers through networking and training. This Give Day, the CAAA Board challenges all alumni to help launch students and alumni into careers by supporting its efforts to connect Aggies and provide training to bring the careers of all Aggies to new heights. This challenge will unlock when we reach 25 gifts! Your gift will provide vital support for CAAA’s careers programming that will benefit students and alums, alike.
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College of Letters & Science Student Scholarship Challenge
$5,000
College of Letters & Science Student Scholarship Challenge
Help provide scholarship support to incoming students looking to major within the College of Letters and Science today! 10 gifts unlocks this challenge
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John and Sharen Gillette's EDAPT Clinic Challenge
$6,000
John and Sharen Gillette's EDAPT Clinic Challenge
Serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, affect millions of youth and their families each year. The EDAPT Clinic works to understand the underlying causes of serious mental illness, develop better treatments, and help patients reach their potential. Your gift enhances clinical programs, provides training opportunities, and advances research that lead to better care and outcomes for patients and their families. 7 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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BioLaunch Challenge
$15,000
BioLaunch Challenge
Support the College of Biological Sciences first-year experience program that serves nearly 2,000 freshmen and transfer students annually. This program builds community and prepares students for success in the life sciences. 12 gifts to the College of Biological Sciences will unlock a generous $15,000 gift from Mardi Dier. Join us!
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GSMAA Board Challenge #3
$3,000
GSMAA Board Challenge #3
The Graduate School of Management's Student Rainy Day Award Support Fund was established to support GSM students facing hardship during their tenure at the GSM. This GSM fund is desigend to help current students in good academic standing through a crisis. This is an especially critical time to offer support to students. 25 gifts to the GSM will activate $3,000 from the GSM Alumni Association Board!
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The Student Disability Center - Challenge to Support UC Davis Students with Learning Differences
$4,000
The Student Disability Center - Challenge to Support UC Davis Students with Learning Differences
UC Davis Foundation Trustee, Jane Rosenberg ‘79 and her alumna daughter, Lillie Deas ’15 proudly support The Student Disability Center and their critical work at UC Davis. The Student Disability Center receives requests for accommodation, approves services, and coordinates support for students with temporary and permanent disabilities to ensure equal access to the University’s educational programs. 12 gifts to this fund will unlock this $4,000 challenge
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Charles and Nanci Cooper's Challenge for Undergraduate Research Experience in the Genome Center
$12,500
Charles and Nanci Cooper's Challenge for Undergraduate Research Experience in the Genome Center
The College of Biological Sciences' more than 120 research labs offer hands-on research opportunities for students to gain valuable experience, build skills like interpersonal intelligence, problem solving and strong communication expertise that have lasting influence for their academic and career success. Join Chuck and Nanci Cooper and make a gift to help CBS undergrads gain valuable research experience in the UC Davis Genome Center. 10 gifts will unlock this challenge!
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Materials Chemistry Research Challenge
$5,000
Materials Chemistry Research Challenge
Materials chemistry involves the use of chemistry for the design and synthesis of materials with interesting or potentially useful physical characteristics and applications. Help synthesize support for this important research! 10 gifts unlocks $5,000 this Give Day
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Young Scholars Program Challenge
$5,000
Young Scholars Program Challenge
All gifts to the The Boroditsky Family Young Scholars Program Fund will provide program fee reductions and fee waiver funding for students. Substantial fee reductions are available for students on a needs-based sliding scale to ensure that all qualified, accepted students have an opportunity to attend. Financial need should never be a barrier to this amazing opportunity. Your gift will help ensure that we are able to continue providing outstanding young scholars the experiential learning opportunities that will launch them to success in their careers. Every 5 gifts will activate $5,000 from the Boroditsky Family, up to $25,000!
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Civil and Environmental Engineering Challenge from Douglas Yerkes ’91, Ph.D., P.E.
$2,500
Civil and Environmental Engineering Challenge from Douglas Yerkes ’91, Ph.D., P.E.
Gifts to the Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Excellence Fund on Give Day will support our students who are facing hardships. 45 gifts will unlock this challenge from Douglas Yerkes ’91.
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Schizophrenia Resident Training Elective Challenge
$15,000
Schizophrenia Resident Training Elective Challenge
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness affecting 1.2% (approximately 3.2 million) Americans and requires thoughtful training and experience working with patients and their families. The Schizophrenia Resident Training Elective enables psychiatry residents to rotate through the SacEDAPT Clinic one day per week for six months to gain valuable training in early psychosis care and to be exposed to an integrated approach to treatment planning. 5 gifts to the Schizophrenia Resident Training Elective Fund fund will unlock this challenge.
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Global Aggies Challenge
$10,000
Global Aggies Challenge
Global Affairs invites you to join us in advancing the interdisciplinary research and collaborations that will solve global challenges, and in preparing our students to create a more just and equitable world. When 50 gifts are received to Global Affairs, $10,000 from Bob and Cathy Kerr will be activated.
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CHPR Give Day Challenge
$2,500
CHPR Give Day Challenge
Join Dr. Joy Melnikow, CHPR's director, in supporting the center's mission of conducting research for health outcomes and services, educating the next generation of health services researchers, and assisting policymakers in formulating effective health policies. 15 gifts will unlock this challenge
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Liquid Helium Laboratory Challenge
$5,000
Liquid Helium Laboratory Challenge
The helium recovery facility, located in the basement of the Physics Building, uses state-of-the-art technology to recover approximately 90% of the helium used for research by the Physics & Astronomy Department. Helium is a non-renewable resource that has become increasingly expensive and difficult to acquire, but is absolutely vital to many of the cutting-edge experiments conducted in the department. 10 gifts to this fund will activate $5,000 and advance green tech for the university.
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Plant Pathology Armstrong Ranch Equipment
$2,500
Plant Pathology Armstrong Ranch Equipment
Armstrong Farm is a vital resource for Plant Pathology students and faculty to research new varieties of fruit and vegetable crops. Students work beside faculty conducting trials on treating fungal diseases in nut trees, vegetables and fruit crops. To continue this important work, specialized and expensive equipment is needed. Once this challenge receives 10 gifts, Richard and Katherine Bostock will generously donate $2,500 to the Armstrong Ranch Equipment Fund.
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Dr. Ronald Smith and Diane Smith’s Challenge for the Department of Evolution and Ecology
$7,500
Dr. Ronald Smith and Diane Smith’s Challenge for the Department of Evolution and Ecology
Faculty in the Department of Evolution and Ecology are working on groundbreaking research in the ecology of populations and species, including the impact of climate change on ocean health and how animals adapt to spreading wildfires. They committed to answering some of the most pressing questions in science and to quality teaching and mentorship for their students. Just 12 gifts unlock a generous gift of $7,500 allowing faculty to continue their important work as scientists and educators.
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Will Green and Martin Palomar's Challenge for Medical Student Scholarships
$10,000
Will Green and Martin Palomar's Challenge for Medical Student Scholarships
Scholarships have an immediate impact on our medical students, enabling them to pursue the specialty they are most passionate about rather than factoring financial obligations into their career options. Your gift will support a variety of different scholarships including merit-based awards and/or used as a portion of annual promised scholarship funding at matriculation. 10 gifts will unlock a generous $10,000 from William H. Green and Martin Palomar!
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Biocatalysis Design in Chemistry Challenge
$20,600
Biocatalysis Design in Chemistry Challenge
"Support Chemistry at UC Davis! Your gift will help the department conduct preeminent and collaborative research, provide forward-thinking instruction in the chemical sciences, and focus on interdisciplinary research and teaching, with diverse classes, advanced facilities, and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Once 20 gifts to this fund are received, $20,600 from an anonymous donor will activate on Give Day."
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Edward and Harriet Yu BioLaunch Challenge
$5,000
Edward and Harriet Yu BioLaunch Challenge
Join Edward '88 and Harriet Yu in supporting BioLaunch, the College's first-year experience program which serves over 1,200 freshmen and 400 transfer students each year. This program sets up new students for success by building community, providing each student with a mentor, and exposing all students early to the breadth of academic and career options available in the life sciences. 12 gifts will unlock Edward and Harriet Yu's generous $5,000 gift for the BioLaunch Program.
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$9,000 Challenge to Fight Student Food Insecurity by supporting ASUCD - The Pantry
$9,000
$9,000 Challenge to Fight Student Food Insecurity by supporting ASUCD - The Pantry
Food insecurity is a challenge for our students, made worse by COVID-19. To address this mission-critical need, the generous alumni of the Oregon & SW Washington Campaign Committee challenge 125 gifts to join them to directly support The Pantry. Many of our talented students find themselves choosing between basic essentials such as food & toiletries and the required costs of college. Your support helps The Pantry purchase food, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products and ensure all students have their basic needs met.
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Charlene Kunitz Challenge for Creative Arts Therapy
$17,000
Charlene Kunitz Challenge for Creative Arts Therapy
Art therapy promotes creative expression to foster healing and mental, physical and emotional well-being. Your gift supports the Harold Robbins Endowed Fund for Creative Arts Therapy to provide programmatic support for creative arts therapy, using music, art, dance, drama and creative writing to all eligible clients in the Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (EDAPT and SacEDAPT) Clinics in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 5 gifts will unlock Charlene R. Kuntiz's generous gift of $17,000 for the Harold Robbins Fund for Creative Arts Therapy.
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Veterinary Medical Center Challenge
$5,000
Veterinary Medical Center Challenge
Sue Mayer '80, Chair of the Washington State Regional Campaign Committee, believes deeply in the vision of the new Veterinary Medical Center and the school's "One Health" mission to impact our world at the intersections of animal health, human health, and the environment. The new Veterinary Medical Center will have a transformative impact on compassionate health care for animals with innovation, discovery and education at UC Davis. Sue generously challenges 25 donors who wish to help meet the future animal health needs with the VMC project.
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DHI Graduate Public Scholars Challenge
$18,000
DHI Graduate Public Scholars Challenge
The UC Davis Humanities Institute (DHI) is the leading advocate on campus for the arts and humanities. Graduate Public Scholars (GPS) is a DHI fellowship program that provides students the opportunity to build bridges with the community by collaborating with local community partners. Combining professional development, mentorship, interdisciplinary learning, and practical training, this program offers a uniquely transformative educational experiences. Join us by giving to this challenge today! 20 gifts will unlock $18,000 from the DHI Humanities and Arts Advisory Council.
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Dean's Innovation Fund Challenge
$20,000
Dean's Innovation Fund Challenge
With this challenge, an alumna is inspiring others to support the School’s mission by giving to the Dean’s Innovation Fund. Unrestricted gifts are mission critical and enable Dean Lindstrom to invest in faculty research, emergency funds for students, and other areas of emergent need that may not have other funding sources. The first 10 gifts will activate $20,000. Every 10 gifts after that will activate an additional $10,000 up to $70,000.
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Chemical Engineering Challenge from Ron Joost and BJ Umstead, DVM
$2,500
Chemical Engineering Challenge from Ron Joost and BJ Umstead, DVM
Gifts to the Chemical Engineering Excellence Fund will help the department purchase a new rheometer for students to conduct hands-on experiments. Ron Joost '78 and BJ Umstead, DVM generously provided this challenge to the department. 30 gifts will unlock this challenge
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San Diego Committee Challenge
$2,500
San Diego Committee Challenge
The San Diego Committee Challenge increases opportunities to the next generations of leaders from the San Diego region by building the San Diego Regional Scholarship. 25 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Behavioral Health for Special Populations Challenge
$12,000
Behavioral Health for Special Populations Challenge
There is a rising need for behavioral health for individuals within the LGBTQ+ community and other special populations that are discriminated against because of their lifestyle or disability. Gifts to the Behavioral Health for Special Populations Program fund will support programs that help increase the understanding of the unique behavioral health context and complexities impacting these groups within the medical profession and general public. 8 gifts to the Behavioral Health for Special Populations Program Support Fund will unlock this challenge.
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Lin Weaver and Family CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge
$10,000
Lin Weaver and Family CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge
Your gift to the College of Biological Sciences Annual Fund provides critical support where it is needed most. Gifts of any amount are greatly needed and appreciated. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be matched by the generosity of alumna Deborah Neff ’76 and qualifies you for membership in the Dean’s Circle. 25 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Human Rights Studies Challenge
$5,000
Human Rights Studies Challenge
Join us and support Human Rights Studies which seeks to build a favorable climate for rights on our campus, advance an agenda of diversity/equity/inclusion, and provide opportunities and resources for excellence in human rights teaching and learning, disciplinary research, and research in the public good. 10 gifts will unlock this challenge
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Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Challenge
$2,500
Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset Challenge
Laura Rosenthal, MBA '96, challenges those who want to help students develop the entrepreneurial mindset needed to solve our world’s challenging social and economic problems, to give towards this fund. 30 gifts to this challenge will unlock her gift of $2,500.
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Martin L. Privalsky Memorial Lecture Challenge
$2,500
Martin L. Privalsky Memorial Lecture Challenge
Please join us in celebrating the life and career of Professor Martin L. Privalsky by supporting a special memorial lecture that will recognize Marty for his 36 years of groundbreaking research and tireless service at UC Davis. 60 gifts will unlock this challenge!
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Quantum Mathematics and Physics Challenge
$5,374
Quantum Mathematics and Physics Challenge
The Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP) Fund will be used to support vibrant high-level scientific activity, including an active visitor program and workshops/conferences, as well as recognition and recruitment of stellar students and postdoctoral researchers. Such funds will help QMAP attain for their international renown, becoming a destination of the top world experts in the field. 10 gifts unlocks this challenge.
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Teaching Credential/Masters Scholarship Support Challenge
$10,000
Teaching Credential/Masters Scholarship Support Challenge
Your gift will make a difference in providing vital fellowships to our Teaching Credential/Masters students. Every donation will support the next generation of educational leaders and have ripple effects of change through the lives our students will impact in their teaching.
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Student Clubs Challenge from the Dean's Executive Committee - COFFEE
$10,600
Student Clubs Challenge from the Dean's Executive Committee - COFFEE
Through a vibrant competition, the Dean’s Executive Committee (DEC) selected three student clubs to support through their annual Give Day Challenge. 30 gifts to each club will unlock this challenge. By giving to the Club of Future Female Electrical Engineers today, you will unlock the DEC Give Day Challenge for this club and equip these students with the necessary funding to put their missions into action.
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Robert and Dianne Hales Challenge for Volunteer Clinical Faculty
$6,000
Robert and Dianne Hales Challenge for Volunteer Clinical Faculty
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences’ exceptional training program would not be possible without a robust team of nearly 90 Volunteer Clinical Faculty (VCF) members, who provide countless hours of support, teaching, mentoring and coaching the next generation of psychiatrists. Your gift to the Robert and Dianne Hales Volunteer Clinical Faculty Distinguished Teaching and Service Award will help recognize VCFs for their exceptional contributions to the Department’s educational program. 10 gifts to the Robert and Dianne Hales VCF Distinguished Teaching and Service Award will unlock this challenge.
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First Generation Initiative Challenge: Opening Doors!
$10,000
First Generation Initiative Challenge: Opening Doors!
Join Aggie parents and donors Steve McAdams and Hilarie Koplow-McAdams as they issue a challenge to build momentum for the First Generation Initiative. Your gift will help strengthen the resources available to the First-Gen community at UC Davis and increase accessibility to the unique opportunities and professional experiences that will give them an edge during their first year on campus and beyond. Let’s open some doors together!
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Marty Usrey Challenge for Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program
$5,500
Marty Usrey Challenge for Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program
The Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) is an enrichment program aimed at promoting diversity in the life sciences. Sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences, BUSP offers undergraduate students, who are underrepresented, economically and socially disadvantaged or disabled) the academic support, lab skills courses, and faculty-mentored research experience. Your gift will support this vital program and provide students with the support and tools to be successful. 10 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Physics and Astronomy Opportunity Award Challenge
$2,500
Physics and Astronomy Opportunity Award Challenge
Gifts to the Physics and Astronomy Opportunity Award Fund will help reduce the barriers students, including those from historically underrepresented groups, face in physics and astronomy. Department Chair Rena Zieve will contribute $50 for every current UC Davis Physics and Astronomy graduate student or undergraduate major who donates on Give Day. This fund is building toward an endowment. If we are unable to reach the endowment level, your gift will still provide immediate support.
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Bohart Museum Challenge
$2,500
Bohart Museum Challenge
Calling all Bohart Museum Supporters! 20 gifts from 20 donors will unlock a generous $5,000 gift from Helen North Root. The first 10 gifts will unlock $2,500 and the next 10 will unlock another $2,500.
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$2,500 - "Go Ags!" Challenge for Men's & Women's Track & Field Programs
$2,500
$2,500 - "Go Ags!" Challenge for Men's & Women's Track & Field Programs
1978: Steven Link ’81 BA, ’82 Teaching Credential, first broke & set a new high-jump record at UC Davis. By graduation, as an All-American athlete, Steve set the standing record at UC Davis: 7 ft 2 ¼ inches. Steve humbly credits his success to the legendary coaching of John Pappa, Jon Vochatzer and his wife Deanne “Dee” Vochatzer. They inspired Steve as an athlete and later as Head-Coach of the championship Girls (grade 7-12) track & field team at the Punahou School in Hawaii. With deep-gratitude and a roaring “Go Ags!”Steve challenges 50 Track & Field alumni, student-athletes, and Aggie Parents to join him and his wife Phaedra in giving to the program that gave him so much. 50 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Prof. Schore Chemistry Challenge
$15,000
Prof. Schore Chemistry Challenge
Neil & Carrie Schore Fund for Chemistry provides general support for the post-doctoral program in the Department of Chemistry. You can support groundbreaking Aggie research and chemistry innovation through a gift today which actives $15,000 from donors Neil & Carrie Schore.
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Tony Quinn's Challenge for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
$25,000
Tony Quinn's Challenge for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences provides mental health care and support to patients and their families, advances research into the causes and cures for major psychiatric disorders, and educates a new generation of compassionate mental health care providers. Your gift to the Department supports research and educational programs that impact our faculty, residents and patients. 25 gifts to any fund in the department will unlock this challenge!
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$2,500 Challenge to Support the Sea Doc Society and Protect the Salish Sea
$2,500
$2,500 Challenge to Support the Sea Doc Society and Protect the Salish Sea
Washington Aggie, and founding member of the Washington Regional Campaign Committee, Bentley Moyer '84, believes deeply in the critical work of the Sea Doc Society, part of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He challenges 50 donors to join him in supporting the efforts to protect the Salish Sea, the bi-national inland body of water shared by the United States and Canada. This ecosystem supports 6 million people and teems with thousands of animal species. The Sea Doc Society, led by, Dr. Joe Gaydos, is focused on understanding emerging threats to the health of our oceans, particularly the Salish Sea, and working to protect them for generations to come. 50 gifts unlocks this challenge.
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$2,700 - Need-Based - UC Davis Student Scholars Fund
$2,700
$2,700 - Need-Based - UC Davis Student Scholars Fund
Susan Barnett '71 Anthropology and founding member of the Oregon Regional Campaign Committee, cares deeply about investing in the success of our students and belives philanthropic support offers financial assistance may play a role in attracting a greater number of qualified students to UC Davis. While over 70% of our undergraduate students qualify for financial aid, 25% of this aid is in the form of loans which adds to student debt upon graduation. Many brilliant first-generation students are deterred because of financial hardships. Susan asks 20 donors to join her in supporting our "Aggie Family" by investing in the future of UC Davis through the unrestricted need-based scholarship funds offered by Student Scholars Fund.
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Eric C. Ruliffson Scholarship in Mathematics Challenge
$25,000
Eric C. Ruliffson Scholarship in Mathematics Challenge
Help support math students and honor the memory of Eric Ruliffson '68 (BS Mathematics). Eric excelled at problem-solving at UC Davis which helped him to achieve life-long personal and professional success. This scholarship was established to support math students, like Eric, to help them succeed. 15 gifts to this fund will unlock $25,000 from Erica Ruliffson Schultz and Bryan Schultz on Give Day.
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Ph.D. Program Support for our Student Scholars and Faculty
$10,000
Ph.D. Program Support for our Student Scholars and Faculty
Graduate students serve as the heart of the university’s mission through their engagement in innovative research and sharing their knowledge with undergraduates in the classroom. Your support of our Ph.D. scholars helps us to attract and retain dedicated and talented students. Funding is critical to help cover expenses in their ability to focus on their research. Each gift will make an impact for our students. 20 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Student Clubs Challenge from the Dean's Executive Committee - EWB
$10,600
Student Clubs Challenge from the Dean's Executive Committee - EWB
Through a vibrant competition, the Dean’s Executive Committee (DEC) selected three student clubs to support through their annual Give Day Challenge. 40 gifts to each club will unlock this challenge. BY giving to Engineers Without Borders today, you will unlock the DEC Give Day Challenge to this club and equip these students with the necessary funding to put their missions into action.
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Plant Biology Undergraduate Research Challenge
$6,000
Plant Biology Undergraduate Research Challenge
Join alumna Dr. Maud Hinchee by supporting undergraduate student research experiences for students majoring in Plant Biology. This challenge supports students as they advance their academic growth by working in a lab or in the field during the summer months. 10 gifts will unlock a $6,000 donation from Maud Hinchee for the Maud Wrightson Hinchee, Ph.D. Undergraduate Research Award.
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Aggie Parent & Family Council Scholarship Fund Challenge
$2,500
Aggie Parent & Family Council Scholarship Fund Challenge
The Parent Council, a group supporting the UC Davis Parent and Family Program, fundraises to award a scholarship in honor of the Aggie Parent and Family Association. We are committed to improving the quality of the university experience for the entire UC Davis community. Just 25 gifts to the Parent & Family Council Scholarship will unlock $2,500!
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King Hall Challenge #6
$2,500
King Hall Challenge #6
In these uncertain times gifts to the Dean's Discretionary Fund will make an immediate impact, by addressing students' most pressing needs, including food security, safe shelter, technology access and counseling. This fund also will help provide for a brighter future, by helping students secure the summer jobs that pave the way for their future legal careers. Just 25 gifts of any size will activate this challenge gift of $2,500, thanks to Gary Solis '71.
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R.D. Kidd's Challenge for Undergrads Pursuing Biotech, in Memory of Robert Thornton
$2,500
R.D. Kidd's Challenge for Undergrads Pursuing Biotech, in Memory of Robert Thornton
This Challenge honors Prof. Robert Thornton’s distinguished contribution to undergraduate teaching and to encourage and inspire others, who had the opportunity to study under his guidance, to contribute and help create a lasting legacy in his memory. Your gift will provide an annual award to one or more outstanding undergraduate student(s) in the Department of Plant Biology with an interest in pursuing a career in a biotechnology-related field. 10 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Lipscomb - Chapman Alumni Challenge
$11,454
Lipscomb - Chapman Alumni Challenge
Dr. David Manske, Dr. Alan Kawaguchi, Dr. Michelle James and Dr. Mike Chapman challenge our fellow alumni to obtain 35 new gifts to support School of Medicine residents and fellows.
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GSM Full Time Endowment Challenge
$2,500
GSM Full Time Endowment Challenge
Brian Woodall MBA '06 and Dana Woodall MBA '07 challenge all Full-Time MBA program students and alumni to support Graduate School of Management students by giving back to the Graduate School of Management Endowment. 30 gifts to this fund will unlock Brian and Dana's generous gift of $2,500.
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SF Young Alumni Senior Award Challenge
$3,000
SF Young Alumni Senior Award Challenge
Join other alums in supporting UC Davis seniors majoring within the College of Letters and Science. Your gift will help these selected students launch a career in the Bay Area, provide professional development, mentorship and networking activities for young UC Davis alumni, as well as fund on-campus student run organizations. Once 20 gifts to this fund are received, $3,000 from Andy Stemmler '99 will activate on Give Day.
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CANDEL Challenge Gift in Memory of Dr. Paul Heckman
$2,500
CANDEL Challenge Gift in Memory of Dr. Paul Heckman
Dr. Paul Heckman served as professor and associate dean of the School of Education, and was a founder and co-director of the School’s CANDEL program for students earning their doctorates in educational leadership. Graduates of the CANDEL program are prepared to lead for change in educational environments that promote learning, equity, and achievement for all students. Please join us in honoring Dr. Paul Heckman's legacy by supporting this challenge today. 20 gifts will unlock a generous $2,500 gift this Give Day
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Student Clubs Challenge from the Dean's Executive Committee - SSS
$10,600
Student Clubs Challenge from the Dean's Executive Committee - SSS
Through a vibrant competition, the Dean’s Executive Committee (DEC) selected three student clubs to support through their annual Give Day Challenge. 40 gifts to each club will unlock this challenge. By giving to Space and Satellite Systems today, you will unlock the DEC Give Day Challenge for this club and equip these students with the necessary funding to put their missions into action.
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Aggie Launch Challenge
$25,000
Aggie Launch Challenge
UC Davis is committed to ensuring every student launches a meaningful career path when they graduate. Aggie Launch is our campus-wide commitment to providing every student with experiential learning opportunities, mentorship, and a head start on their job search. 25 gifts will unlock a generous $25,000 donation from Mardi Dier.
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Interdisciplinary Research Focused on Preserving & Restoring Sight
$2,500
Interdisciplinary Research Focused on Preserving & Restoring Sight
A generous alumna challenges 10 donors to join her by investing in the life-changing research at the UC Davis Health Eye Center. This interdisciplinary team distinguishes itself from virtually every other university eye center in the United States by bringing together a team of researchers in the school of medicine, veterinary school and primate center, as well as 5 different departments and the Center for Neuroscience at UC Davis - all focused on vision. Your gift will be used to support one of the world's leading vision research centers to preserve and restore sight, which benefits patient care and the training of new clinicians and researchers. 25 gifts unlocks $2,500 for the Eye Center.
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Steve and Tammy Conston Scholarship Fund
$5,000
Steve and Tammy Conston Scholarship Fund
Gifts to the Steve and Tammy Conston Scholarship supports undergraduates in the College of Biological Sciences who have demonstrated financial need. 10 gifts will unlock this $5,000 challenge
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Roland Marchand Memorial Fellowship Challenge
$5,000
Roland Marchand Memorial Fellowship Challenge
Help provide financial support for graduate students in the Department of History. These fellowships provide travel, conference, and research opportunities that they would otherwise have to forgo or fund themselves. Once 20 gifts are made to this challenge, $5,000 from Betsy Marchand will activate on Give Day!
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New Start Recovery Solutions' Challenge for Substance Abuse Research
$2,500
New Start Recovery Solutions' Challenge for Substance Abuse Research
Substance use disorder (SUD) or addiction is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to an inability to control the use of legal or illegal drug or medication. SUD is the fastest growing health crisis in the U.S. Join New Start Recovery Solutions in supporting the Center for Neuroscience’s Substance Abuse Research Program. Your gift will advance research and accelerate discoveries for new interventions and treatments for addiction. 10 gifts to the Substance Abuse Research Program will unlock this challenge.
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$2,500 Viticulture and Enology Student Support Challenge
$2,500
$2,500 Viticulture and Enology Student Support Challenge
Susan Toulson '82 (Textiles & Clothing) celebrates the hard-work and academic accomplishments of our students in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. She challenges 15 donors to join her in providing student support which will provide access for many students who might otherwise not have a chance to achievie their academic and professional career goals.
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Elmer Forrest Bartley Scholarship Challenge
$10,000
Elmer Forrest Bartley Scholarship Challenge
Help provide scholarships to L&S students today by supporting the Elmer Forrest Bartley Scholarship Challenge! This challenge supports a scholarship for high-achieving undergraduate or graduate students who are studying a discipline within the College of Letters and Science. Make a gift today to help us ensure that all UC Davis students have access to a world-class education. 10 gifts will unlock $5,000 for the Elmer Forrest Bartley Scholarship!
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Steve and Tammy Conston's Challenge for the CBS Dean's Circle
$5,000
Steve and Tammy Conston's Challenge for the CBS Dean's Circle
Your gift to the College of Biological Sciences Annual Fund provides critical support where it is needed most. Gifts of any amount are greatly needed and appreciated. Gifts of $1,000 or more will receive a $500 match by the generosity of alumna Deborah Neff ’76 and qualifies you for membership in the Dean’s Circle. 25 gifts will unlock this challenge
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Don Low CVMA Practitioner Fellowship Challenge
$5,000
Don Low CVMA Practitioner Fellowship Challenge
The Donald G. Low-CVMA Practitioner Fellowship honors professor emeritus Donald Low - a leader in establishing productive and close relationships between the School and veterinary practitioners in CA. His vision created a program enabling veterinarians to return for training to enhance knowledge and skills for their clinical practice. Mrs. Jane Low ‘82 will activate $5,000 for Give Day with 10 gifts in Don’s honor to the fund. When we reach 20 gifts total, another $5,000 will activate for a total of $10,000!
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Rugby Alumni Network Challenge
$50,000
Rugby Alumni Network Challenge
The Rugby Alumni Network Challenge supports the Colby ‘Babe’ Slater Rugby Fund to expand programming and support the UC Davis men’s and women’s rugby teams. 100 gifts unlock this challenge.
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College of Letters and Science Annual Fund Challenge
$5,000
College of Letters and Science Annual Fund Challenge
Help support the College of Letters and Science provide critical student scholarships, fellowship funds, faculty support, and new research opportunities to the liberal arts and sciences at UC Davis. Your gift will be allocated where the college needs are greatest! Once 40 gifts to this fund are received, $5,000 from the Davidson Family will activate on Give Day.
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Guardian Teacher Scholarship
$4,000
Guardian Teacher Scholarship
Your support of this challenge will encourage former foster youth to pursue careers in teaching by providing vital scholarship to former foster youth students in our Teaching Credential /Masters program. Help make a difference for former foster students pursuing their passion to become educators. 10 gifts will unlock a generous $4,000 gift for the Guardian Teacher Scholarship Fund.
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Synthetic Biology Genome Center Challenge
$12,500
Synthetic Biology Genome Center Challenge
Support the Synthetic Biology Genome Center Endowment on Give Day! Giving to this challenge will provide long-term support to faculty, students and staff as they advance the teaching, research and public service mission of the Genome Center. 5 gifts will unlock this $12,500 challenge.
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Barry Beals’ challenge to support the General Thoracic Surgery Research Fund
$7,300
Barry Beals’ challenge to support the General Thoracic Surgery Research Fund
Your support for the General Thoracic Surgery Research Fund will help fund both the basic science and "bench to bedside" research that can lead to new treatments for serious thoracic illness. Help us achieve our ambitious goal to take our field to a new unprecedented level of quality and value to our patients. 10 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Chemistry Challenge
$5,000
Chemistry Challenge
Give to the Chemistry Department at UC Davis! Your gift supports outstanding academic programs, the pursuit of new knowledge, and innovative research within the Department of Chemistry. Your contribution will also allow flexibility to address the greatest needs within the department, including graduate student recruitment, undergraduate research, and community building. Once 20 gifts are received, $5,000 from an anonymous donor will activate on Give Day!
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The Kwan Hague Family BOG Challenge
$10,000
The Kwan Hague Family BOG Challenge
The Joseph and Emma Lin Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG) is a collaboration between students, staff and faculty to convert an underutilized landscape in the heart of campus into a living museum which showcases permaculture practices and biodiversity. A quarter of the space features a first-of-its-kind orchard of heirloom California fruit trees threatened with extinction. Visitors to the garden are free to sample the harvests. The remaining space serves as an outdoor ecological classroom, featuring drought-tolerant plants native to South Africa, the Mediterranean, Australia, Chile and California. 10 gifts will unlock a $10,000 gift from the Kwan Hague Family in support of the BOG.
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Graduate School of Management Part Time Program Challenge
$5,254
Graduate School of Management Part Time Program Challenge
Gerald Richard MBA ’11 will give $5,254 towards the Part Time Endowment at the GSM once we receive 30 gifts to the Graduate School of Management Endowment for Working Professionals.
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Math Department Challenge
$9,000
Math Department Challenge
Support the Math Department at UC Davis! Your gifts will support outstanding academic programs, the pursuit of new knowledge, as well as our talented students and faculty. Your contribution will also allow flexibility to address the greatest needs within the department, including graduate student recruitment and community building. Once 10 gifts are received, $9,000 from Val Chan '92 will activate on Give Day!
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Student Disability Center Support Fund Challenge
$5,000
Student Disability Center Support Fund Challenge
The Student Disability Center at UC Davis, provides accommodation, service, and support for students with disabilities to create equitable access to the university's educational programs. Join Dr. Maud Hinchee in supporting the Student Disability Resource Center on Give Day! 10 gifts will unlock $5,000 for the Student Disability Center.
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Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge
$5,000
Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge
Your gift to the College of Biological Sciences Annual Fund provides critical support where it is needed most. Gifts of any amount are greatly needed and appreciated. Gifts of $1,000 or more will receive a $500 match by the generosity of alumna Deborah Neff ’76 and qualifies you for membership in the Dean’s Circle. 25 gifts will unlock this challenge
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Support the Future of Global Education, Research, and Engagement
$5,000
Support the Future of Global Education, Research, and Engagement
Cecelia Sullivan '83 and Vice Chair of the UC Davis Foundation and Pat Sullivan '83 '87 MD challenge all Global Aggies and friends to support Global Affairs as they create connections and opportunities for UC Davis students, faculty and staff to take global education, research, and engagement to the next level! 20 gifts to the Global Affairs Annual Fund will unlock this $5,000 challenge gift for Global Affairs!
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Transformative Justice in Education Center
$7,000
Transformative Justice in Education Center
The Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) is a visionary space that supports a vibrant community of researchers, designers, and futurists engaged in equity-oriented, justice-seeking education projects. Guided by the 5 pedagogical stances—History Matters, Race Matters, Justice Matters, Language Matters, and Futures Matter—that enable practitioners to shift paradigms toward pursuits and outcomes of justice. All gifts make a difference in supporting undergraduate and research fellowships, practitioners in residence and a speaker series. 50 gifts will unlock a generous $7,000 gift for this challenge.
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Kendra Elizabeth Young Memorial Fund/MIND Institute Challenge
$4,250
Kendra Elizabeth Young Memorial Fund/MIND Institute Challenge
The family of Kendra Elizabeth Young created an unrestricted fund in her memory to support the MIND Institute in its life-changing work and research to help those on the autism spectrum. Today, one in 59 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (almost triple the number in 2000). The MIND Institute provides support to families around the world with its clinics, on-line services, virtual training and coaching. 50 gifts will activate this $4,250 challenge.
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Global Emergency Medicine
$2,500
Global Emergency Medicine
Your gift to Global Emergency Medicine will advance research; support resident and fellow training; and provide equipment, travel funds and professional development opportunities to inspire and innovate in the field of global health. Our unique program allows residents, fellows and trainees to develop skills in cross-cultural collaboration and international public health. We also provide essential education in low-resource settings in areas like Belize, The Gambia, Peru, Uganda and Vietnam, among others, to improve delivery of care and patient outcomes. 15 gifts will unlock this challenge and enable our physicians to provide culturally competent health care and education that prepares future leaders for careers in international health and emergency medicine health systems."
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Dr. Alexander Fisher's UC Davis Honors Opportunity Challenge
$5,000
Dr. Alexander Fisher's UC Davis Honors Opportunity Challenge
University Honors Program (UHP) students are inspired to take intellectual risks; assume campus, community, and global leadership roles; become agents of positive social change; and build and pursue inclusive excellence through critical and close partnerships with faculty, staff, and their peers. Your support will enable UHP students to work closely with distinguished faculty, and create a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to pursuing academic excellence. 15 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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Leaders for the Future Fund Challenge
$2,500
Leaders for the Future Fund Challenge
Double Ag alumnus Roger Halualani '89 (Biochemistry) and MBA' 91 challenges those interested in seeing grad students supplement their academic skills with industry-needed business skills to give to this fund. 10 gifts to this challenge will unlock his gift of $2,500.
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In Honor of Tom Turrentine
$20,000
In Honor of Tom Turrentine
Dan and Sandy Sperling have contributed $20,000 to the Turrentine Fund and humbly ask you to join them and make a personal gift that will honor Tom and support the students following in his footsteps. 30 gifts unlocks this challenge
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Melissa Cooke Johnsen '79 Family Planning and Reproductive Health Fund Challenge
$5,000
Melissa Cooke Johnsen '79 Family Planning and Reproductive Health Fund Challenge
Help us support family planning and reproductive health by unlocking this $5,000 challenge from Ms. Melissa Cooke Johnsen '79 with 15 gifts!
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Support Aggie Design Students!
$5,000
Support Aggie Design Students!
Help us support current students in the design department by covering course costs not included in student fees. Help us reach our goal of 15 gifts, and unlock a $5,000 donation to help support students!
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Battle of the Colleges
Support your College to move them up the leader board. A gift of any size will increase their ranking!
Rank Colleges Gifts
1 College of Letters and Science 338
2 College of Engineering 329
3 College of Biological Sciences 262
4 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 196
Leaderboard
Battle of the Schools
Support your School to move them up the leader board. A gift of any size will increase their ranking!
Rank Department Gifts
1 School of Veterinary Medicine 161
2 School of Law 151
3 School of Medicine 140
4 Graduate School of Management 114
5 School of Education 87
6 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 12
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