Ways to Give

There are a variety of methods for making a gift.


By Mail: Send a check, made out to the UC Davis Foundation, to:

College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
College Advancement
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
140 Environmental Horticulture
Davis, CA  95616

Gifts will be directed to the UC Davis Annual Fund unless you specify otherwise.

By Phone: Pledge your support, or make a gift with a credit card, by calling: (530)-752-1639


Types Of Gifts

Cash Gifts can be made by check, credit card, or wire transfer.

Gifts of Securities include stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. They can provide relief from capital gains taxes.

Gifts of Real Property include land, farms, personal residences, and rental and commercial property. They can eliminate property expenses and management and can provide relief from capital gains taxes.

Gifts-in-Kind include tangible personal property – such as animals or books – that are donated for related educational purposes.

Matching Gifts demonstrate an employer’s support for their employees’ philanthropic interests. Matching gifts can double or triple the impact of the gift. Click here to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.

Pledges allow you to promise a gift and make payments over a period of time, enabling you to give more generously than what might be possible through a single contribution. Payments may be made in the form of cash, securities, credit card charges, or other types of assets. Typically, pledges may be paid over a period of up to five years in annual, semiannual, quarterly, or monthly installments, with payments to begin at your convenience.

Planned Gifts often allow donors to make larger gifts than they may have thought possible. Planned gifts are gift arrangements that have specific tax advantages and often include lifetime income to a beneficiary or beneficiaries named by the donor. Visit the Planned Giving web site for more information.

If you should have specific questions about making a gift to the department please contact: Pam Pacelli, Director of Development for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at pmpacelli@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-1164.