Aggies Helping Aggies
Supporting Aggie students in need, every day

Aggies Helping Aggies (AHA), the UC Davis Student Foundation, is dedicated to building a culture of philanthropy among students. By increasing awareness about the many philanthropic opportunities on campus, AHA raises money for programs that directly help their fellow students, and encourages students to give to initiatives that improve campus life for everyone.

Even students who manage their money carefully can be caught by life’s surprises—an accident or illness, losing a job or a place to live. Aggies Helping Aggies helps students stay in school through times of crisis.

Student Emergency Relief Aid (SERA)

The SERA program, formerly known as We Are Aggie Pride, offers financial awards to students to keep them in school and on track to graduation during emergency situations. Whether a student has lost a job, has car repairs or needs assistance with rent, SERA is available with financial awards that bridge the gap, and don't need to be repaid. 

This program was created by students in 2011 during the Great Recession, to help other students in need. The founders, and our students today, believe no UC Davis student should to have to discontinue their education due to an emergency financial setback.


Senior Class Challenge

Since 1983, UC Davis seniors have left their mark on the university by supporting an area of greatest need on campus. This year, Aggies Helping Aggies is raising funds to support Aggie House, a new campus program that provides help to unhoused students. 

For the Senior Class Challenge, we ask all UC Davis Seniors to give $20.22, in honor of their senior year, to the Aggie House to support fellow students in need.


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 40
2 MA 1
2 NJ 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
Tube Sock Challenge for Student Emergency Relief Aid
Thank you to alumni Trevor '09 and Lindsay Longman '09 and all those who gave to support the Student Emergency Relief Aid Fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
20 / 20 Gifts
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