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Women & Philanthropy
Making our Fundraising Debut!

Women & Philanthropy is a new initiative at UC Davis and is committed to accelerating the conversation about women, philanthropy and leadership.

We are creating a Women & Philanthropy program to inspire, and activate women to use their time, talent, ties (networks), testimony and treasure for the greater good of society.

Gifts to the Women and Philanthropy Greatest Use Fund will facilitate our program expansion. Our near-term objective is to grow our inspiring speaker’s series, with two programs completed, we have explored diverse topics - Women’s Health: Aging through the Years and Art as Influence: Why It Matters.

Up next, when (current) restrictions are lifted, we will bring our vision to life with face-to-face and online forums that will call forward the power and potential of this collective. We want you to join us as we build an inaugural community of 1,000 women who together raise $1,000,000. 

You may not know…

Women are more likely to donate than men. Single women are more likely than single men to give to charity.

Women give more to charity than men. When women give, they give a larger percent of their income than their male counterparts. 

Giving is personal for women. Emotional connection matters. Empathy is correlated to charitable giving.

Join our growing community!

Time is running out to make an impact! Join us!
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

Women donors are building a successful future at UC Davis
Apr 17, 2021

Women have taken charge as donors at UC Davis, accounting for almost two-thirds of all giving to the university last year. Through their generosity, women philanthropists are improving students’ experiences, supporting their educational goals and advancing life-changing research.

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 43
2 IN 3
3 NJ 2
$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
$3,000
Accelerating Women’s Philanthropy
THANK YOU to Christine Banducci, Jackie Beckley, Lois Goss, Carol Parker, Mohini Jain, Margaret Lapiz, LeShelle May, Susie Nichols, Debby Stegura, Rita Gibson and all who have to the Women & Philanthropy Greatest Use Fund this Give Day. Your support will help us build a dynamic community of philanthropists!
55 / 55 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Women. Leadership. Legacy.
THANK YOU to Margaret Lapiz '89 and all those who gave to the Women & Philanthropy Greatest Use Fund this Give Day. Your support will help us build a dynamic community of philanthropists!
55 / 55 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Philanthropy Matters Challenge
THANK YOU to Sallie-Grace Tate and Ashley Dotger and all who gave to the Women & Philanthropy Greatest Use Fund this Give Day. Your support will help us build a dynamic community of philanthropists!
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Legacy Building Challenge
THANK YOU to Rita Gibson and all who gave to the Women & Philanthropy Greatest Use Fund this Give Day. Your support will help us build a dynamic community of philanthropists!
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
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