Parents Fund
Supporting the Parents Fund ensures an excellent Aggie experience!

Giving to the Parents Fund is one of the best ways you can help keep UC Davis strong for your student. 


Because it is unrestricted, the Parents Fund allows Chancellor May to support areas of greatest need in ways that advance research and ensure an excellent education for all students:


Chancellor’s Fellows Awards allow our outstanding faculty to pursue pioneering research and offer students life-changing opportunities to participate. In fields ranging from oncology, wine science, and COVID-19 to education, the arts and more, Chancellor’s Fellows have improved our world. These awards are key to keeping UC Davis in the forefront of discovery and retaining our excellent faculty to teach future Aggies.


Chancellor’s Achievement Awards allow high-performing California students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their education. Most recipients are part of the 42 percent of our undergraduates who are first generation to college. These awards are key to keeping a UC Davis education accessible to all, including students like yours.

 The Parents Fund allows Chancellor May to support areas of greatest need in ways that advance cutting-edge research and hands-on discovery for all students, including yours.

The Parents Fund helps us respond quickly to critical emerging needs and opportunities. As an example, the fund allowed us to provide loaner laptops to hundreds of students at the outset of COVID-19 when courses moved online. Unrestricted funds are key to meeting urgent needs of students and faculty alike.


Join us for UC Davis Give Day to strengthen research, teaching, diversity and flexibility at UC Davis through the power of the Parents Fund. Your gift of any size will have an enormous impact on your student and future Aggies.

Can I give now? Before Give Day starts?
Apr 16, 2022

Of course you can! 

Click on any challenge or page on this site, and you will be directed to an area where you can support UC Davis or UC Davis Health.

We know you are busy. That's why we made it possible for everyone to give early and be counted on Give Day. 

Join us today, if you want to! 

Every gift makes a difference! And we appreciate your support!

Join us for the fun this Give Day by becoming a Social Ambassador!
Apr 15, 2022

Give Day is only a week away! Have you signed up to be a Social Ambassador yet? 

It's very easy to become one! Follow these steps or watch the video included below!

1) Join here! 

2) Support UC Davis or UC Davis Health by posting links to their Give Day web pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok before and during Give Day. 

3) Include in your post a brief story about these places that makes you smile.

4) Include at least one of our hashtags to pull your Twitter or Instagram posts onto the tagboard on our main page! #ucdavisgiveday, #everyaggiecounts, #ucdhstrong

5) If you enjoy a little friendly competition, you can easily track how many gifts you help bring in through your own social ambassador dashboard on this site. (If you don't like to compete, that's ok! Just enjoy making a positive difference for the areas you promote.)

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 34
2 MD 1
2 WA 1
Planned Giving Challenge - Wayne & Jacque Bartholomew
THANK YOU to Wayne and Jacque Bartholomew and all those who requested a planned giving one-on-one consultation this Give Day. We are grateful for your support!
Employee Giving Committee Challenge
Thank you to our Employee Giving Committee Members and colleagues who are making a difference by investing in programs at UC Davis! Your support helps us harness the power of UC Davis’ remarkable programs to make a difference. Your generosity will continue to inspire faculty and staff to create a brighter future for students, while furthering lifesaving research and services.
500 / 500 Gifts
Family Fellows Challenge for Parent Giving
We reached our goal of 150 gifts! Thank you to all parents and donors for your generosity--and thanks to Family Fellows Parent, Liz Schenk, for her generous support of UC Davis.
150 / 150 Gifts
UC Davis Parent's Fund Challenge
Thank you to John and Melanie Geleynse and all donors who gave to impact our students, research, and campus! We are grateful for your generosity and support. Go Ags!
25 / 25 Gifts
Impact Our Students Through the Parents Fund
THANK YOU to Ulla and Matt Foehr and everyone who gave to the Parents Fund this Give Day. Your support is impacting our students and faculty.
25 / 25 Gifts
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