College of Biological Sciences
Support the Life Sciences this Give Day!

 

The College of Biological Sciences prepares the next generation of scientific leaders for success.

 

From the smallest microbes to expansive ecosystems, our faculty, researchers and students explore fundamental questions about life to identify solutions to the 21st century’s challenges.

 

Your gift to the College of Biological Sciences not only supports over 6,000 students, it's an investment in the entire life sciences footprint at UC Davis.

 

Not sure where to give? Support the College of Biological Sciences Dean’s Circle to support our top priorities in all of these areas. Take advantage of the generous matching challenge sponsored by alumna Deborah Neff' '76 and join our family of donors. 

 

Your gift, no matter the amount, creates a positive and meaningful impact.

 

When you support biological sciences, you provide valuable resources that will help foster world-class education, facilitate leading-edge research, and advance discoveries in human and animal health, cancer, neuroscience, genetic and infectious diseases, environmental conservation, food production and more.

 

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Donors
1 CA 137
2 OR 4
3 NY 2
$75,000
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to our generous donors for helping us reach our goal of 75 planned giving requests! Your support is important and very much appreciated. Thank you to Wayne and Jacque Bartholomew for providing this $75,000 challenge gift!
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
Avenue B Genentech Foundation Challenge
THANK YOU to the Genentech Foundation and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your gifts will help transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in life sciences!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Kendra M. Chan Bodega Marine Lab Challenge
THANK YOU to Vicki Moore and to all of the generous donors that chose to give to this challenge in Kendra Chan's honor. Your support is deeply appreciated and will support high-achieving undergraduates students who aspire to conduct research at the Bodega Marine Laboratory over the summer.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Ellen Dean Herbarium Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to Dr. Shirely Tucker and to all of the generous donors that chose to support the Herbarium Ellen Dean Fund Challenge! Your support is deeply appreciated.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Steve and Tammy Conston College of Biological Sciences and Dean's Circle Challenge - #1
THANK YOU to Steve and Tammy Conston and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support provides critical support where it is needed most within the College of Biological Sciences.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Cuppoletti-Malinowska Award in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - #2
THANK YOU to Drs. John Cuppoletti and Danuta Malinowska and all the generous donors that supported this challenge! Thanks to your generosity, first generation college undergraduates majoring in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology will have additional opportunities to be mentored, carry out research, and participate in various other experiences that will prepare them for their careers in the sciences.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Dr. Ronald Smith and Diane Smith's CBS BioInnovations Lab Challenge - #3
THANK YOU to Dr. Ronald J. Smith and Diane W. Smith and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support will help undergrad students receive lab skills and leadership training through real-world impact projects.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Dr. Ronald Smith and Diane Smith's Challenge for the "Germ"-ination Alumni Science Project - #4
THANK YOU to Dr. Ronald J. Smith and Diane W. Smith and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support will help us better understand seed microbiomes by providing resources for seeds, testing kits, postage and undergraduate and graduate student stipends to conduct analysis.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
R.D. Kidd's Challenge for Undergrads Pursuing Biotech, in memory of Robert Thornton - #5
THANK YOU to Dr. Richard Kidd and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge in memory of Prof. Robert Thornton. Your support will help us provide an annual award to one or more outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Plant Biology.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Steve and Tammy Conston Scholarship Challenge - #6
THANK YOU to Steve and Tammy Conston and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support is deeply appreciated and will alleviate the financial burdens of high-achieving CBS undergraduates.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Michael A. Savageau Endowed Lecture Challenge - #7
THANK YOU to Margherita and Wolf Heyer and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge in Professor Emeritus Michael Savageau's honor. Your gifts will support the establishment of an endowed annual lecture in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the College of Biological Sciences.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Evolution & Ecology Department Support - #8
THANK YOU to Alexis Merydith and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support will help our faculty continue their work working in the area of ocean health and climate change.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Marty Usrey Challenge for Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program - #9
THANK YOU to Marty Usrey and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your gifts will support BUSP, promote diversity in the life sciences, and offer high-achieving undergrads opportunities for academic support, lab experience, and faculty-mentorship.
6 / 6 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes CBS Annual Fund and Dean’s Circle - #10
THANK YOU to Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support provides critical support where it is needed most within the College of Biological Sciences.
6 / 6 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Edward & Harriet Yu BioLaunch Challenge - #11
THANK YOU to Edward and Harriet Yu and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support of the BioLaunch program helps build community and transitions students for success in the life sciences.
6 / 6 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Lin Weaver and Family's CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge - #12
THANK YOU to Lin Weaver and all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support provides critical support where it is needed most within the College of Biological Sciences.
6 / 6 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Dr. Ronald Smith and Diane Smith's CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge - #13
THANK YOU to Dr. Ron and Diane Smith and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support provides critical support where it is needed most within the College of Biological Sciences.
6 / 6 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Khaira Family Experiential Learning Fund - #14
THANK YOU to the Khaira Family and all the generous donors for supporting the Khaira Family Experiential Learning Fund! Your support is greatly appreciated and will give students the resources they need to enrich their education through experiential learning!
8 / 8 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Health Professions Advising Program Challenge - #15
THANK YOU to the Khaira Family and all of the generous donors that chose to support the Health Professions Advising Program Challenge! Your support is deeply appreciated and will truly make a difference in the lives of students pursuing a career in health.
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
The Kwan Hague Family (BOG) Challenge - #16
THANK YOU to the Kwan Hague Family and all of the generous donors that chose to support the Joseph and Emma Lin Biological Orchard and Gardens.
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Nieland Family Challenge in Evolution and Ecology - #17
THANK YOU to Ken and Nancy Nielan and all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your generosity will help award undergraduates who seek experiential learning opportunities either in the field or in a research lab.
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$12,000
UC Davis Botanical Conservatory Challenge - #18
Thank you to all of the generous donors that chose to support the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory Challenge! Your gift helps inspire and promote a greater understanding and appreciation for plants, their diversity, and the the pivotal role they serve in the environments where they grow and thrive.
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Biological Orchard and Gardens Challenge - #19
THANK YOU to Joe and Emma Lin and to all of the generous donors who chose to support the Biological Orchard and Gardens Challenge! Your gift supports the Botanical Conservatory's mission to inspire, facilitate and engage our visitors with an appreciation of plants, their diversity and the pivotal role they play in their environments.
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Rost Family K-12 Science Teaching Challenge - #20
THANK YOU to Tom and Ann Rost and all of the generous donors for supporting this challenge! Your gifts will support a scholarship for undergraduates who are committed to becoming a K-12 science teacher!
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Alumni to Aggie Student Research Challenge - #21
THANK YOU to Kevin H. Gardner, Ph.D. and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! You gifts will provide undergraduate research awards for students who their hands-on learning and academic growth during the summer!
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Davida Feder's Center for Neuroscience and Director's Circle Challenge
THANK YOU to Davida Feder and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support helps the Center for Neuroscience continue providing the foundation for new treatments and potential cures for brain disorders through ground-breaking research.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$40,000
Dean's Circle Matching Challenge - #22
THANK YOU to Deborah J. Neff and to all of the generous donors that chose to support this challenge! Your support provides critical support where it is needed most within the College of Biological Sciences.
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
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Rank Colleges Gifts
1 College of Letters and Science 401
2 College of Engineering 237
3 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 192
4 College of Biological Sciences 158
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