Welcome to College Relations & Development

The College of Letters and Science is fortunate to have a strong community of alumni, parents, and friends. We welcome your participation in our college events, giving programs, and volunteer work.

As the College of Letters and Science continues to grow, philanthropic support is the key to give students and faculty the best opportunities possible. We look forward to working with you, our generous supporters, in the coming years.

Philanthropic gifts help close the budget gap, making a difference for students, programs, faculty, research and facilities. Gifts to the college are often the tipping point for many fortunate recipients, whether that means a student not having to work full-time to pay for school, or a researcher purchasing equipment to make a discovery that wouldn't have been possible.

When you support UC Davis with a gift to the College of Letters and Science, you’re making an investment in the future. 

Pitzer Center Now Open

Pitzer Center Music Building Takes Shape

The new classroom and recital hall building has been named the Ann E. Pitzer Center to honor the alumna who donated $5 million toward the building. Pitzer, a well-known California philanthropist, graduated from UC Davis in 1958 with a degree in home economics and was a longtime and active supporter of the university. She died in October 2014.

Thanks to You, Give Day a Big Success

Students rafting through the Grand Canyon

Thanks to the generosity of alumni, faculty, students, staff and friends of the college, we raised over $21,000 on UC Davis' first Day of Giving. Overall, more than 3,000 gifts led to $1.2 million for UC Davis.

San Francisco Young Alumni Program

UC Davis young alumni chat excitedly at spring event in jazz lounge Monroe SF

The newly-formed San Francisco Young Alumni Program of the College of Letters and Science is off and running with three events under its belt, including a lively April 5 event at historic jazz lounge Monroe SF.

Faculty Donors: Tom and Ginny Cahill

Faculty Donors Tom and Ginny Cahill

A $300,000 gift from UC Davis faculty members Tom and Ginny Cahill will enhance environmental research in the Department of Physics.

Contact Us


College Relations & Development

One Shields Avenue
Social Science & Humanities Building
Davis CA, 95616

(530) 752-0394

lsdevelopment@ucdavis.edu