Energy and Efficiency Institute
Support the Energy and Efficiency Institute this Give Day!

UC Davis, one of the most sustainable universities in the world, is at the forefront of the energy revolution.

Our prosperity and way of life are fueled by energy, yet our energy system is the largest contributor to climate change and many other environmental challenges.

For 15 years, the Energy and Efficiency Institute has worked to create a safe, reliable, equitable, and sustainable energy system. Through our research, education, and outreach we develop and advance energy solutions, train future leaders in sustainable energy, and influence state, national, and international energy policies and practices.

 “The Institute brings together thought leaders and experts across the energy industry. That collaborative environment -- fostering discussion and learning across disciplines and areas of expertise -- was an essential and invaluable part of my educational experience. Working within that community expanded my lens and helped me understand and think about problems in the energy sector in a much broader and more sophisticated way." Nick Pappas, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach at CalCCA (Energy Graduate Group graduate 2018) 

Your gift, no matter the size, will help elevate our impact; it will ensure that our faculty and staff continue their ground-breaking research and excellence in teaching, our graduate program in energy leads the nation, and our students have unprecedented opportunities to engage directly in research and hands-on experiences.

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Employee Giving Committee Challenge - Davis as UC It!
$5,000
Employee Giving Committee Challenge - Davis as UC It!
The UC Davis Employee Giving Committee is comprised of staff and faculty from across UC Davis and UC Davis Health. They support a wide range of programs, including the new Staff Emergency Fund, and encourage their fellow employees to do the same and support the areas you care the most about this Give Day. When we reach 300 gifts from employees, the committee has given $5,000 that will be activated on Give Day. Thank you Employee Giving Committee for your support of UC Davis! (Employees, please select "employee" on the donation page when you give)
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Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
$105,500
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
Generosity comes in many forms, and it is often the best way for you to support important causes that matter the most to you. Start here by learning the different gift options available to you. If UC Davis receives 100 planned giving requests, a $105,000 gift from Wayne and Jacque Bartholomew will be unlocked. To participate, when making a gift to any area during Give Day select "yes" to the question about learning more about other smart ways to give during checkout. That is all you need to do to be counted!
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Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
$5,000
Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
Family Fellows, a group of UC Davis families of current students, are committed to creating exceptional collegiate experiences for our students by supporting programs that are meaningful to them. They inspire university leadership, staff and other families to achieve the best for UC Davis students by serving as examples of philanthropic giving and engaged support. One of those families, Rick Adler and Nancy Haekyung Adler, encourage other parents and families to support areas of campus that are important to your student. When 150 parents give this Give Day, $5,000 will go to the area of campus they support, the College of Engineering Student Design Center. Just select “Parent of a UC Davis Student” as your affiliation when you make your gift.
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EEI Anniversary Challenge
$2,500
EEI Anniversary Challenge
"I believe that it's important to give back to my alma mater. The University is doing great things in a number of areas and in particular the Energy and Efficiency Institute. They are making a difference in our communities and I am proud to support that effort." - Steve Gedestad Join Steve in making a gift in honor of EEI's 15th Anniversary. 15 gifts will unlock this challenge.
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