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How to get involved

Give financially 

We are building a network of women philanthropists and leaders who are improving communities and the world through philanthropy at UC Davis. Your annual gift impacts life-changing research, student and faculty success, and growth across the university. Giving to the area you are most passionate about — including the Women & Philanthropy Fund — also fulfills your personal charitable objectives.

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Give your time 

Contributing your time and talent also helps UC Davis increase the scope and reach of key programs and initiatives. There are many opportunities to serve as leaders on volunteer boards or advisory committees for one or more of the colleges, schools or units. As a highly visible ambassador of UC Davis, you will promote the philanthropic priorities of the university, and will serve to inspire pride, promote involvement, and provide support for its programs.


“Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.”

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen


Women & Philanthropy Fund

Initiated by the inaugural members of the Women & Philanthropy Advisory Council, this fund supports the Women & Philanthropy Impact Award, which recognizes faculty and staff who have demonstrated the advancement of women in their respective fields and/or who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and have made significant contributions to UC Davis, California, national and/or global communities, and which provides support to a UC Davis area of the awardees’ choosing.


“Philanthropy is not about the money. It's about using whatever resources you have at your fingertips and applying them to improving the world.”

Melinda Gates