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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, aims to support the next generation of UC Davis students in gaining global learning experiences that advance local and global LGBTQIA+ issues and address the needs and strengths of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Thanks to the generosity of former UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and former Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter, family, and friends, this endowment will exist in perpetuity and serve as a gift 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 these individuals in 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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