Annual and Special Gifts

Each year, thousands of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students express their commitment to UC Davis and all who benefit from the university’s work by giving to the Annual Fund.

Annual Fund contributions provide the chancellor with crucial, flexible funding to enrich student life, respond to emerging opportunities, and meet the pressing needs of the university.

These gifts – no matter the size – make a real difference. Together, contributions to the Annual Fund, Parent Fund and the Davis Chancellor’s Club added up to more than $1.6 million last fiscal year. This philanthropic support is vital to build and sustain UC Davis’ excellence.

Impacts of Giving to UC Davis Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund advance the university’s mission in diverse ways, such as:

  • Providing scholarships to deserving students, many who are first generation college students
  • Attracting and retaining high-caliber faculty, especially those who are early in their careers
  • Developing and maintaining innovative academic programs that enrich student life

Associated Funds


Annual and Special Gifts Program

(530) 754-1100 (Phone)

UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294