Philanthropy

Alumna Debby Stegura Honored for Service

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association named Debby Stegura (B.A., mass communications and political science, ’79) as the recipient of its 2022 Aggie Service Award on March 8. Stegura is a longtime community leader and University of California and Aggie advocate.

Gorman Museum Move

Volunteer leadership is helping to ensure the longevity of the venerable C.N. Gorman Museum and its smooth transition to a new home on campus. Longtime arts champions Bill and Nancy Roe recently pledged $250,000 toward its expansion.

Designing It Forward

Ronald Whitney-Whyte (B.S., design, ’75) has made a planned gift of $1 million to the College to support undergraduates majoring in design. Whitney-Whyte’s gift will establish two endowed funds, one to provide students with supplies and the other to support scholarships for junior and senior design majors.

By Philanthropy: Celebrating the Power of Giving

There are many ways philanthropy has inspired, transformed, energized, led and advanced UC Davis. During the month of May, UC Davis celebrates “By Philanthropy,” a special initiative to demonstrate how philanthropic gifts have touched thousands of people and aspects of life at UC Davis and helped the university solve some of the greatest challenges of our time.

On this page, we share some of the ways the generosity of our alumni and friends have strengthened the College of Letters and Science's goal to m

Music lover and Philanthropist Grace Noda Remembered

Local philanthropist and lover of music Grace Noda (née Imamoto) died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, surrounded by family and music. She was 98 years old. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness to others.

1958 - Michael Chapman

Michael W. Chapman (B.A., medical sciences, ’58), chairman emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis Medical Center, is a recipient of a 2018 UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university bestows on individuals.

Persian Studies Program Receives $1.5 Million from Iranian-American Philanthropist

Silicon Valley philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari has made a $1.5 million gift to UC Davis to broaden its Persian studies program. The gift will establish the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature and help transform UC Davis into a leading force in teaching, research and outreach that advances global understanding of Persian language and culture.