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Parents Fund
Providing world-class learning opportunities and support for your student

The unrestricted Parents Fund helps us educate the next generation of leaders by offering students like yours transformative learning experiences and opportunities that shape their future—and ours. The fund does this by supporting key signature programs:

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 hands-on, exciting learning experiences of a lifetime.

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 Parents Fund supports programs allowing students hands-on learning and research opportunities with world-class faculty—and opens doors to a more diverse student body at UC Davis.

The Parents Fund also allows university leadership to respond quickly to emerging student needs. Last spring, the Parents 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 Parents 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

Your support for the Parents Fund supports incredible teaching and research
Apr 16, 2021

Last year we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the prestigious Chancellor's Fellows program, which provides early career faculty with a $25,000 award for their research. These faculty play an important role in our students lives and future careers.

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 3
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
$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
$2,500
Support the UC Davis Parents Fund with Ulla and Matthew Foehr
THANK YOU to Ulla and Matthew Foehr and to all of the donors that chose to support this Parents Fund 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
$3,000
Support the UC Davis Parents Fund With One of Our Family Fellows Families!
THANK YOU to all of the donors that gave to the Support the UC Davis Parents Fund Challenge! Your gifts will play a fundamental role in helping UC Davis address urgent campus needs, provide scholarships, and award important faculty research fellowships.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
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