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In honor of a life filled with travel, academia, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ Community, the Ralph Hexter and Manfred Kollmeier Fund for Global LGTQIA+ Rights supports the next generation of UC Davis students as they pursue study experiences and research projects focused on LGBTQIA+ issues in a global context.

Thanks to the generosity of former UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and former Interim Chancellor Ralph Hexter, family, and friends, this endowment will exist in perpetuity and serve now to honor the life and legacy of Manfred Kollmeier.

UC Davis recognizes that there is a need for continued global engagement to support the well-being and rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and to raise awareness of the challenges faced by members of the community in so many countries across the globe. This endowment aligns with UC Davis’ commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, and to educating the next generation of change makers.

This award represents a unique opportunity for students. UC Davis will be among the first universities to provide students with funding and support to learn about and advance LGBTQIA+ well-being and rights beyond traditional study abroad programs, including through domestic, experiential and research opportunities.

This fund is currently building toward an endowment, and if it does not reach the endowment level it will be used as a current use fund.

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