About Us

Our philosophy


The Women & Philanthropy community at UC Davis unites women as leaders who inspire others to benefit lives. We have a dynamic vision for the world we want to build, and the determination to do so.

Through our investment of time and money we will make a profound impact on all aspects of the university. By igniting connections, nurturing curiosity and generating contribution, we will become a collective force for good. Our courage enables us to take risks and go boldly into the future.


"Money itself isn't the problem. Money itself isn't bad or good. Money itself doesn't have power or not have power. It is our interpretation of money, our interaction with it, where the read mischief is and where we find the real opportunity for self-discovery and personal transformation.”
- Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life


Women give differently

Research shows we give more across income levels and generations, and directly support the causes we care most deeply about.

women philanthropy statistics