Center for Neuroscience
Celebrating 30 Years of Innovation and Discoveries: Support the Center for Neuroscience!

Established in 1992 as one of the first interdisciplinary research centers of its kind in the U.S., the Center for Neuroscience (CNS) has an international reputation for neuroscience innovation and excellence. The Center’s world-class faculty and trainees conduct cutting-edge research at all levels of the nervous system, from genes and behavior, through all stages of life to reveal the remarkable complexity of the brain, advance new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders, and transform next generation technologies to improve lives.

This Give Day, each gift moves us one step closer to unlocking challenge gifts, totaling $204,000 from our generous sponsors. In honor of the Center for Neuroscience’s 30th Anniversary, 30 gifts or more to the Center’s General Fund will support our top priorities and unlock the CNS 30th Anniversary Challenge for $30,000.

Your gift – no matter the amount – creates a positive and meaningful impact. When you support the Center for Neuroscience, you help advance innovative discoveries, inspire and train the next generation of neuroscientists, and provide educational activities, such as NeuroFest and K-12 brain science instructional programs in the greater Sacramento community.

Join our generous supporters and make a gift to the Center for Neuroscience today!

Clinical excellence, quality and extraordinary patient care
Apr 23, 2022

UC Davis Medical Center ranked among World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek

“To be recognized among the best hospitals in the world reflects the incredible dedication of our entire team as they provide the most advanced, comprehensive care for patients,” said David Lubarsky, CEO of UC Davis Health. “As COVID-19 has changed how we care for our communities, what remains steadfast is our focus on clinical excellence, quality and extraordinary patient care. We strive to bring the most innovative advancements in medicine resulting in the best possible outcomes and personalized positive experiences.”

Newsweek’s rankings are based on responses to an online survey sent to nearly 80,000 medical experts – mostly physicians, but also hospital managers and other health care professionals in 27 countries.

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!

Give during Give Day to turn your state and the world Gold!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 108
2 NY 2
2 NC 2
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
Center for Neuroscience 30th Anniversary Challenge
We did it! THANK YOU for your generous support of the Center for Neuroscience and for helping us celebrate our 30th anniversary in this meaningful way! We are deeply grateful for your partnership in our shared mission to improve lives. Special thanks to our sponsors: Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes, Ron and Diane Smith, Victor and Meg Chan, Dr. Tsung-Yu Chen, Lin Weaver, Professor Ling-Lie Chau, Stewart and Ann Teal, Gary and Camille Lonigan, and CNS Director, Dr. Kimberly McAllister, who have made this group challenge possible!
30 / 30 Gifts
NeuroFest and Community Outreach Challenge
THANK YOU to Dr. and Mrs. Tsung-Yu Chen and to all who gave to support the Center for Neuroscience's Community Outreach program. Your gift will help permanently endow the Center's community outreach activities, including NeuroFest and K-12 science education. We are grateful for your generosity!
20 / 20 Gifts
Steve and Tammy Conston Healthy Brain Aging Research Challenge
Thank YOU for joining Steve and Tammy Conston to support brain health for all! Your gift will advance novel research to better understand the brain and to develop new treatments that promote and improve brain health throughout the lifespan. We are grateful for your generosity!
Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Neuroscience Award and Fellowship Challenge
THANK YOU to Audrey Webb and to all who gave to support the Karen Sigvardt, Ph.D. Neuroscience Award and Fellowship! Your gift supports graduate students under the Center for Neuroscience's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program and helps create an enduring legacy for Karen for generations to come. We are deeply grateful for your generosity!
Dorothy Leong Dunn Alzheimer's Disease Research Challenge
THANK YOU to all who generously gave to support neuroscience research to inform and advance new treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Special thanks to the Scott-Dunn Family and to Dr. Marty Usrey for creating this challenge to inspire new treatments for this devastating disease.
25 / 25 Gifts
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