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The Campaign for UC Davis

A message from the chancellor

Photo: Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi

Dear Friends of UC Davis,

The history of UC Davis is marked by our ambition to accomplish great things. From our beginning as the University Far

m to our current standing as a world-class research university, making a difference in California and the world has defined our work.

This tradition continues today and served as the driving force behind the first comprehensive fundraising initiative in our history—The Campaign for UC Davis. Having raised an astounding $1.1 billion from nearly 110,000 donors, the campaign has come to a formal conclusion, but the end of the campaign is truly a new beginning for UC Davis. This edition of UC Davis Magazine highlights how philanthropy is transforming our university and bolstering our local and global efforts. You will also see how our students played a central role in the campaign.

Of course, the real value of the campaign is not measured in dollars or donors. Its true impact is found in how it will transform our university. Thanks to the campaign, we have created hundreds of new scholarships, fellowships and awards for our students, doubled the number of endowed faculty positions and raised nearly a half billion dollars to advance our world-renowned research.

While the stories of generosity are nearly 110,000 strong, the result is the same—the world will be a different place because of The Campaign for UC Davis. As you read this magazine, I hope you enjoy meeting some of those who made the campaign a success and learning how the generosity of so many is helping UC Davis change the world.

As always, thank you for all that you do for UC Davis.

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi