The UC Davis School of Education is committed to helping you
realize your philanthropic vision through a gift to the School.
The best way to invest in the School depends on your life
circumstances and personal goals, and every gift counts! Thank
you for considering a gift to the UC Davis School of Education.
Your gifts have power!
For more information on how you can support the School, please
see our online giving opportunities or contact Ali Morr,
Executive Director of External Relations and Development, at
Behind every gift to UC Davis there is a story — a narrative of
how people are fulfilling their life’s passion by sharing it with
others through a philanthropic gift.
To honor some of the 100,000-plus donors who were inspired to
give to UC Davis through its first comprehensive fundraising
campaign, UC Davis has compiled one hundred stories of
inspiration and impact. Several of the School of Education’s most
generous supporters are featured on the “One
Campaign, One Hundred Stories” website.
We invite you to to read, enjoy and share the accounts of these
people who have transformed UC Davis and the School and made a
difference in the lives of people throughout California
and the world with their generosity.
In California, the demand for professionals in science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields will grow nearly
20 percent by 2018. Yet too few students are choosing STEM
fields. Nancy (’74, Cred ’75) and Tom Patten (’74, MS ’76)
believe that enthusiastic and well-prepared teachers are the key
to unlocking the state’s potential for innovation and prosperity.
To help train the next generation of STEM teachers, the
Pattens have pledged $100,000 to establish a new matching fund
for the School of Education: the Next Generation STEM Teaching
Award. The fund will support scholarships for School of
Education teaching credential students who have the interest,
passion, and aptitude to teach STEM-related subjects in K-12
By preparing UC Davis educators to inspire the next generation of
students to pursue STEM majors and careers, the School of
Education strengthens California’s and the nation’s ability to
tap the true potential of its future innovators.
During the celebration of its tenth anniversary, the UC Davis
School of Education reached a significant milestone. Between July
1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, individual, foundation and corporate
donors gave a total of $4,529,990—nearly $1 million more than the
previous year, signifying the School’s best fundraising year in
its history. In 2006, with the launch of The Campaign for UC
Davis, the School of Education set an ambitious goal of raising
$16 million through private giving. As of June 30, 2013, campaign
gifts to the School reached $16.3 million, exceeding our original
goal—thanks to so many of you.
But we aren’t done yet! The Campaign for UC Davis is not complete
until May 31 2014, so we plan to keep the momentum going. If the
campus is to meet its ultimate goal of raising $1 billion in the
Campaign, we need to keep up support to the School. Cheers to an
exciting year ahead!
School of Education Alumna Behnaaz Ferozepurwalla (Credential
‘13) is featured in this short video. She talks about how gifts
to the UC Davis School of Education Annual Fund helped provide
her with a scholarship to complete her teaching credential.
School of Education Alumni Council Chair Sandi Redenbach
(Credential ‘73) also speaks briefly about why she supports
The University of California, Davis, announced today (Nov. 15)
successfully reached its goal to raise $1 billion from more than
100,000 donors through its first comprehensive fundraising
campaign, The Campaign for UC Davis. Funds from the campaign have
benefited the entire university, but especially UC Davis students
by providing them with access to a top quality education.
The accomplishment of raising $1 billion was achieved more than
one year ahead of the original December 2014 end date. The
Campaign for UC Davis is now scheduled to conclude on May 31,
2014. Read the entire
Sandi Redenbach and Ken Gelatt know the power of teachers to
shape young lives. As teachers they led by example for more than
40 years, guiding students to imagine a better future and
providing the tools they need to reach their goals.
Leading by example is one reason Sandi and Ken wanted to be the
first alumni to include the School of Education in their estate
plans. A belief in the power of education to change lives and a
commitment to leave a legacy for the future compelled these
veteran educators to pay it forward.