In the 2010-11 fiscal year UC Davis reached a new goal, attaining $117.6 million in fundraising, making this the fifth year in a row that donations exceeded $100 million.
The total amount of contributions was reached by a combination of 40,000 donors including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, corporations, foundations and other organizations that have helped fund each of Davis’ four undergraduate colleges and six professional schools.
“We are so grateful that this accomplishment has occurred during difficult economic times, and believe it is a testament to the faith donors have in UC Davis,” said Tom Hinds, development communications manager .
Most of the funds will be going to specific purposes as designated by the donors, spanning across almost every aspect of campus.
“Private gifts are a crucial source of funding for UC Davis as we work to address the world’s most critical issues through our innovative teaching, research, patient care and public service,” Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said in a press release.
These donations have helped to continue The Campaign for UC Davis, a multi-year initiative to have 100,000 donors give $1 billion by 2014. With this year’s donations, Davis has reached 70 percent of its goal, or about $702 million, from 82,889 donors.
The amount donated to each program varied. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences earned the most support receiving $36.2 million, with the Health Center following behind earning $20.25 million.
Out of the total amount of donations, gifts from alumni reached $7.4 million, increasing 30 percent from the year before.
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