While tuition and state support are the primary source of funding for the campus' teaching mission, campus growth and new programs that improve the UC Davis student experience often come from philanthropic support from alumni, friends and students.

That is why Aggies Helping Aggies raises money for and oversees four philanthropic programs that directly benefit undergraduates. The Student Emergency Relief Aid program (formerly We Are Aggie Pride) provides financial support for students who could potentially have to leave school due to emergency situations like illness, losing a job or living space, or significant auto repairs. The Bookstore Award and the Cap and Gown award help students afford those items, important both to academic success and the graduation ceremony.

The fourth is the Senior Class Challenge, an opportunity for students to leave a legacy on campus by supporting different annual projects that positively and directly impact the student experience. This year the Senior Class Challenge is working with the UC Davis Library to raise money to convert a space in the Shields Library into a new group study room.

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Associated Funds


Genesee Dal Porto
Student Affairs Development
[email protected]
530-752-3655 (Phone)