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College of Letters and Science
Join us in shaping the future of education and research!

This Give Day, your support for the College of Letters and Science can make a profound difference in the lives of over 14,000 undergraduate students, 1,500 graduate students, 100,000 alumni, and 900 dedicated faculty members.

Our College stands as a beacon of academic excellence, offering an expansive array of opportunities through more than 54 majors and 63 minors. With over 55 departments and programs, 16 centers, labs, and museums, the College of Letters and Science fosters a vibrant intellectual community where innovation thrives.

Your contribution matters now more than ever. Our faculty and students are at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries that impact our world. Your generosity fuels their pursuits and unlocks the potential for transformative change.

By giving to the UC Davis College of Letters and Science on Give Day, you invest in the future leaders, scholars, and thinkers who will shape tomorrow. Your support enables us to continue providing unparalleled educational experiences, fostering critical thinking, and driving forward the frontiers of knowledge.

Together, we can empower the next generation of leaders, fuel groundbreaking research, and advance the boundaries of human understanding. Every gift, no matter the size, amplifies our collective impact and strengthens the foundation of excellence that defines UC Davis.

Join us in making a difference. Your generosity today paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. 

Give to the UC Davis College of Letters and Science and be a catalyst for positive change.

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Battle of the Colleges
Support your College to move them up the leader board. A gift of any size will increase their ranking!
Rank Colleges Gifts
1 College of Engineering 484
2 College of Biological Sciences 297
3 College of Letters and Science 265
4 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 253
Ended
$2,500
Beyond the Classroom Challenge
THANK YOU to Dean Estella Atekwana and all those who gave to the College of Letters and Science Beyond the Classroom Fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$8,000
Chemistry Undergraduate Research Challenge
THANK YOU to John and Karen MacMillan and all those who gave to the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Support Fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$5,000
College of Letters and Science Annual Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to Davidson Family and all those who gave to the College of Letters & Science Annual Fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Economics Beyond the Classroom Challenge
THANK YOU to Scott and Kelly Cain and all those who gave to Beyond the Classroom - Economics this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,700
Economics Connector Fund Challenge from the UC Davis Economics Department
THANK YOU to UC Davis Economics Department and all those who gave to the Economics Connector Fund Endowment this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,600
EPS Advisory Board Group Challenge for Geology Dept.
THANK YOU to Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) Advisory Board and all those who gave to Geology General Support this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$5,000
Eric Ruliffson Scholarship for Mathematics Challenge
THANK YOU to Sandra Ruliffson and all those who gave to the Eric C. Ruliffson Scholarship in Mathematics Endowment this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$10,000
Global Tea Institute Challenge
THANK YOU to Harney & Sons Tea and all those who gave to the Global Tea Initiative Support Fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Graduate Support in Physics and Astronomy Challenge
THANK YOU to Chuck Watson and all those who gave to the Chuck Watson Graduate Support Fund Endowment in Physics and Astronomy this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,700
Mind and Brain Student Support Challenge
THANK YOU to Mangun-Swaab Family and all those who gave to Gazzaniga Prize this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$20,000
Political Science Diversity Award Challenge
THANK YOU to Mr. Kevin Bacon and all those who gave to Schefsky Foundation Political Science Diversity Award Endowment this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,500
Ray Beaumont Economics Challenge
THANK YOU to anonymous donor and all those who gave to the Ray Beaumont Memorial Prize this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$7,000
Theatre Dept. Student Production Equipment Support Challenge
THANK YOU to Dr. Janet Elsea and all those who gave to the Theatre and Dance General Support fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$10,100
UC Davis Emeriti Association and UC Davis Retirees' Association Give Day Challenge
THANK YOU to UC Davis Emeriti and Retirees' Association and all those who gave this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,500
World Water Challenge
THANK YOU to Craig Buxton and Linda Neuhauser and all those who gave tothe Letters & Science World Water Initiative Fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Art Studio General Support Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to Donor and UCD alumna, Sheila and Nora Pallotta and all those who gave to Art Studio General Support this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,500
Chemical Biology Graduate Program Challenge
THANK YOU to Sheila David and Peter Beal and all those who gave to the Chemical Biology Graduate Program this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$10,000
Chicana/Chicano Studies Department Challenge
THANK YOU to Cecilia and Darren Labrie and all those who gave to the Chicana/Chicano Studies General Support fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,500
Design Student Fashion Show
THANK YOU to Nancy and Bill Roe and all those who gave to Student Fashion Show this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$56,000
Economics Connector Fund Challenge from Elmer Forrest Bartley
THANK YOU to Elmer Forrest Bartley and all those who gave to the Economics Connector Fund Endowment this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
8 / 8 Gifts
Completed
$7,155
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 Donors
Completed
$3,400
EPS Faculty & Emeriti Faculty Challenge for Summa & Awwiller Post Doc Fellowship
THANK YOU to Earth and Planetary Sciences Faculty and Emeriti Faculty and all those who gave to Lori Summa and David Awwiller Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Geosciences Support Fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$2,500
Eugene Lunn History Lecture Challenge
THANK YOU to Rachel Lunn Gatoff and Steven Gatoff and all those who gave to the Eugene Lunn Memorial Lectureship fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$50,000
Graduate Support in Philosophy Challenge
THANK YOU to Chuck Watson and all those who gave to the Chuck Watson Graduate Support Fund in Philosophy Endowment this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$2,600
Lesley Diane Sanchez Memorial Scholarship Challenge
THANK YOU to Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez and all those who gave to the Lesley Diane Sanchez Memorial Scholarship Fund Endowment this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$10,000
Physics New Graduate Fellowship Challenge
THANK YOU to Professor Lloyd Knox, Chair Richard Scalettar, Dr. Dave Cone and all those who gave to the Physics and Astronomy Opportunity Fellowship Endowment this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$3,000
Psychology Beyond the Classroom Fund
THANK YOU to Dean Keith Simonton and all those who gave to Beyond the Classroom - Psychology this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$10,000
The Chancellor’s Student Impact Challenge
THANK YOU to Chancellor Gary S. May and LeShelle May and all those who gave this Give Day. We are grateful for your support. And, congratulations to the the winners in the top four categories: Space & Satellite Systems Club and American Society of Civil Engineers Support (in the STEM category), Student Start Up Center Fund (in the student success category), Student Emergency Relief Aid Fund (in the student emergency category), and Lacrosse (in the club sports, activities and Athletics’ programs category).
Completed
$2,500
UC Davis Chorus Travel Fund Challenge
THANK YOU to Jeff and Janice Pettit and all those who gave to the UC Davis Chorus fund this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
$5,000
UC Davis Languages Challenge
THANK YOU to Greg Redmond & Carrie Cornwell and all those who gave to East Asian Languages and Cultures General Support, French General Support, German General Support, Italian General Support, Russian General Support or Spanish or Portuguese General Support this Give Day. We are grateful for your support.
Completed
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Rank State Gifts
1 CA 221
2 TX 5
3 VT 4
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