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Annual Fund
Supporting groundbreaking research, teaching excellence, and assistance for all students

The Annual Fund supports signature programs that enhance research and teaching across campus and open opportunities for students at all levels.

Chancellor’s Fellows awards allow early-career faculty to pursue research or creative work that often is exploratory or groundbreaking in nature, involving students in their exciting discoveries.

Chancellor’s Achievement Awards have gifted more than 800 scholarships to outstanding first-generation California students. These awards open higher education to students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity.

The unrestricted Annual Fund allows faculty to engage students in groundbreaking research and offers first-generation college students the opportunity to attend UC Davis. 

The Annual Fund also allows university leadership to respond quickly to emerging student needs. Last spring, the Annual Fund allowed Chancellor May to provide 600 loaner laptops to students when classes moved online in response to COVID-19.

Support research and teaching excellence and greater opportunities for all students by giving to the Annual Fund.

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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 69
2 OR 6
2 WA 6
$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
$16,000
Davis Chancellor's Club Cabinet Challenge
THANK YOU to the DCC Cabinet and to all of the donors that chose to support their Unrestricted Thinking challenge! Your gifts will support the UC Davis Annual Fund, an unrestricted fund that allows the university to quickly address immediate campus needs.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
$20,000 Challenge - Unrestricted Philanthropic Resources for Chancellor Gary S. May
THANK YOU to the Washington State Regional Campaign Committee and all of the generous donors that supported this challenge. Unrestricted support plays a critical role in UC Davis' growth and its ability to quickly respond to urgent needs.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Unrestricted Thinking Challenge
THANK YOU to Jim & Lisa DeSanti and to all of the donors that chose to support the Unrestricted Thinking! Challenge. Your gifts will provide the unrestricted support UC Davis needs to address urgent campus needs, provide scholarships, and award faculty fellowships.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
Now more than ever... The Sullivan Family $25K Challenge for Unrestricted Resources
THANK YOU to the Sullivan Family and to all of the generous donors that supported this challenge! Your gifts are deeply appreciated and will help the university continue to meet the urgent needs of our students, faculty and campus. Thank you.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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