Challenge Gifts, created by donors for their favorite programs, create an incentive for others to give by increasing the amount of money raised based on donor participation.
When a challenge reaches a specified number of donors on Give Day, the challenge donor's gift is activated. As an example, the DCC Cabinet is challenging others to support the UC Davis Annual Fund. When 100 gifts are received, their gift will be activated. After a challenge is activated, the challenge box will disappear but you can still give to any challenge gift fund by hitting the Give Now button and finding the fund in the drop down selection.
Every year we have a wide array of challenges. This year, in addition to those that support academic and research programs, we have several challenges that are related specifically to supporting emergency funds for students on both campuses. We also have challenges that support our UC Davis Health patients, residents, nurses and health care professionals as they serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 emergency.
All of these programs are important, are of enduring value and are key to shaping a better world during and beyond this moment. Please give to what you are moved to support.