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

From the smallest building blocks of life to the biodiversity of our planet, the College of Biological Sciences explores fundamental questions about life on our planet. Your gift will support more than 6,000 students with an investment in the entire life sciences footprint at UC Davis. Join us and help foster the next generation of scientists dedicated to finding solutions for 21st-century challenges! 

Not sure where to give? The College's Dean's Circle supports top priorities across the College. 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.

Join our generous supporters and make a gift to the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences today!

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Apr 17, 2021

"When we learned we could increase our support of UC Davis through Give Day, we jumped at the opportunity. Give Day, which ends in just a few hours, gives you the opportunity to extend the positive impact of your donation, no matter its size."

-- Fred and Carolyn Redeker

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 276
2 NY 13
3 OR 9
$5,000
Employee Giving Committee Challenge - Davis as UC It!
We reached our stretch goal of 500 gifts! Thank you to our employee donors for your generosity and for unlocking $5,000 from the Employee Giving Committee.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$105,500
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew, all who gave to this challenge and all those who support UC Davis by including the university in their estates. Gifts of this magnitude often provide key funding for areas of innovation and need.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
We reached our goal of 150 gifts! Thank you to our donors for your generosity and thank you to parents Rick Adler and Nancy Haekyung Adler for your generous support of UC Davis.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
AvenueB Genentech 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!
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$150,000
CBS Honors Scholarship Challenge
THANK YOU to Ann and George Linn '92 and all of the generous donors that gave to this challenge! Your support is deeply appreciated and will help expand scholarships for the College of Biological Sciences' Honors students with greatest need. Thank you!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
CBS Annual Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to Roger Halualani '89, '91 and to all of the generous donors that supported the College of Biological Sciences Annual Fund! Your gifts will provide critical support where it is needed most within the college. Thank you!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
CBS Dean's Circle Matching Challenge
THANK YOU to Deborah J. Neff and to all of the generous donors that supported the College of Biological Science Dean's Circle! Your gifts will provide critical support to the college where it is needed most. Thank you!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Genome Center Challenge
THANK YOU to all who gave to the Genome Center General Support Fund on Give Day. We are grateful for your support!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$9,375
Health Professions Advising Challenge
THANK YOU to the Khaira Family and to all of the generous donors that supported the Health Professions Advising Challenge! Your gifts will support students pursuing careers in health by funding trips to professional schools, networking events, and much more.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Alexis Merydith EVE Department Challenge
THANK YOU to Alexis Merydith and all the donors who supported the Evolution and Ecology General Support Fund. Your support is deeply appreciated!
12 / 12 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Alys Hay Travel Award Challenge
THANK YOU to Alys Hay and to all of the generous donors that supported the Alys Hay Travel Award Challenge! Your gifts will empower our most vulnerable students to succeed academically and professionally. Thank you!
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,600
AvenueB Challenge
THANK YOU to Carol J. Chandler and to all of the generous donors that chose to support the AvenueB Program! Your gifts will help transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in life sciences!
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Biochem and Molecular Biology First-Gen Challenge
THANK YOU to John Cuppoletti, Ph.D. and Danuta H. Malinowska, Ph.D. and to all of the generous donors that chose to support Biochemistry and Molecular Biology! Your gifts will help students carry out research projects in the laboratories of mentors or participate in career experiences that will better prepare them for their professional pathways! Thank you!
7 / 7 Gifts
Completed
$80,000
Barbara Horwitz and John Horowitz Challenge for Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
THANK YOU to Barbara and John Horowitz and to all the donors who supported our Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior faculty and students. Your gift is shaping the future of our research and education.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
BioLaunch Challenge
THANK YOU to Mardi Dier and to all of the generous donors that supported the BioLaunch Program. Your gifts will prepare freshmen and transfer students for continued success in the life sciences. Thank you!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Charles and Nanci Cooper's Challenge for Undergraduate Research Experience in the Genome Center
THANK YOU to Charles and Nanci Cooper and to all of the generous donors that gave to this challenge! Your support is deeply appreciated and will help CBS Undergrads gain valuable research experience in the UC Davis Genome Center.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
Dr. Ronald Smith and Diane Smith’s Challenge for the Department of Evolution and Ecology
THANK YOU to Dr. Ronald J. Smith and Diane W. Smith and to all of the generous donors that supported this challenge! Your gifts are deeply appreciated and will support groundbreaking research within the Department of Evolution and Ecology.
12 / 12 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Edward and Harriet Yu BioLaunch Challenge
THANK YOU to Edward M. Yu '88 and Harriet Yu and to all of the generous donors that supported the BioLaunch Program. Your gifts will prepare freshmen and transfer students for continued success in the life sciences. Thank you!
10 / 10 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.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Lin Weaver and Family CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge
THANK YOU to Lin Weaver, her family and the donors who supported the College of Biological Sciences Annual Fund this Give Day. Your gifts will provide critical support where it is most needed at our college, and create new opportunities for our students.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Martin L. Privalsky Memorial Lecture Challenge
THANK YOU to Margherita and Wolf-Dietrich Heyer and to all of the generous donors that supported this challenge in Professor Martin L. Privalsky's honor. Your gifts will support a memorial lecture that will recognize Marty for his 36 years of groundbreaking research and service at UC Davis. Thank you!
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$5,500
Marty Usrey Challenge for Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program
THANK YOU to Marty Usrey, Ph.D. and the donors who supported the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program. Your gifts will offer our undergraduate students from underrepresented groups the support and tools they need to thrive in our college.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Nieland Family Challenge in Evolution and Ecology
THANK YOU to Ken and Nancy Nieland and all of the generous donors that supported this challenge! Your generosity will help award undergraduates who seek experiential learning opportunities either in the field or in a research lab.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$6,000
Plant Biology Undergraduate Research Challenge
THANK YOU to Maud Hinchee, Ph.D. and to all of the generous donors that supported the Plant Biology Undergraduate Research Challenge! Your gifts are deeply appreciated and will help students obtain valuable hands-on learning experiences.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
R.D. Kidd's Challenge for Undergrads Pursuing Biotech, in Memory of Robert Thornton
THANK YOU to Richard D. Kidd, Ph.D. and all those who honored the work of Professor Robert Thornton and his important contribution to Plan Biology. Your gift will make a tremendous difference to our biotechnology students.
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Sandy Kownacki DVM, MPVM Center for Population Biology Challenge
THANK YOU to Sandy Kownacki, DVM, MPVM and to all of the generous donors that supported the UC Davis Center for Population Biology! Your gifts will help the Center enhance public awareness of the ground-breaking research and work of its faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. Thank you!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Steve and Tammy Conston Scholarship Fund
THANK YOU to Steve and Tammy Conston and all the generous donors who supported this important scholarship! Your support helps our hard-working students achieve their dreams.
6 / 6 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Steve and Tammy Conston's Challenge for the CBS Dean's Circle
THANK YOU to Steve and Tammy Conston and all the generous donors who supported the CBS Dean's Circle! Your support helps create amazing new opportunities for our students.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Synthetic Biology Genome Center Challenge
THANK YOU to Justin Siegel and all who gave to the Synthetic Biology Genome Center Endowment on Give Day! We are so grateful for your support!
5 / 5 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
The Kwan Hague Family BOG Challenge
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!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes CBS Annual Fund and Dean's Circle Challenge
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.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
UC Davis Botanical Conservatory Challenge
THANK YOU to all the donors who gave to the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory this Give Day. Your support promotes a greater understanding of the role plants play in their environments, and why they are so crucial to our future.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes' Challenge for the Center for Neuroscience
THANK YOU to Tracy Storer, Marcia Kimes and to all of the generous donors that chose to support the Center for Neuroscience. Your support provides critical support where it is needed most. Thank you!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
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 Engineering 510
2 College of Letters and Science 483
3 College of Biological Sciences 370
4 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 235
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