Continuing and Professional Education
Support Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning through UC Davis

Professional education creates opportunity. It advances careers, transforms lives and enriches communities. 

By donating to UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), the workforce development and lifelong learning arm of the university, you’re funding innovative, accessible educational programs and scholarships that open rewarding career paths across a student’s lifetime.

Support one of the challenges issued by CPE and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI):

  • Dean’s Innovation Fund – Support innovative programming and scholarship opportunities designed to upskill and reskill adults for the jobs of the future, such as a certificate program in gene therapy manufacturing to help non-college graduates launch careers in biotech.
  • Mark E. Ruedrich North Coast Brewing Diversity Scholarship   Support diversity-focused scholarships to increase representation, leadership and cross-cultural understanding in the brewing industry.
  • Heart of OLLI Fund – Support access, through technology, to engage in live online programs that give senior learners who are homebound or unable to travel the opportunity to expand their intellectual horizons and connect with their community.

CPE is a self-supporting academic unit and our students usually aren’t eligible for student loans or tuition assistance programs. Your support on Give Day matters– it helps ensure that all adults, regardless of socioeconomic status, have access to life-changing professional development and lifelong learning opportunities.

Meet some of our students who have benefitted from our programs:

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 16
2 NV 1
2 OR 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
North Coast Brewing Diversity Challenge
THANK YOU to North Coast Brewing Company and all those who gave to support diversity in the brewing industry this Give Day. We are grateful for your commitment!
Anne and Dave Hawke “Heart of OLLI” Challenge
THANK YOU to Anne and Dave Hawke and all those who gave to the “Heart of OLLI” Challenge this Give Day. We are grateful for your support!
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