Former student gives $1 million gift to UC Davis
March 26, 2013
Across the globe, many alumni are still very involved in campus life, attending Homecoming games and participating in sponsored get-togethers. However, one alumna in California recently set the bar for involvement when Ann Pitzer made a gift of $1 million to her alma mater, the University of California, Davis.
The endowment is meant to be set aside for students who seek out the opportunity to study abroad during their time at UC Davis.
"I think that students can be ambassadors for the state and the country and the campus," Pitzer, also a member of the US Davis Foundation Board of Trustees, explained. "UC Davis made a tremendous change for the positive in my life, and I like to think that I have an opportunity to help students of today have a similar experience."
That is not to say that students currently at the college aren't also involved in giving back. The campus community recently celebrated the first Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day on February 28, though it was preceded by week-long activities and events honoring students who have donated their time and efforts to make numerous areas better. Though individuals at UC Davis organized the celebration, more than 100 institutions participated in the event.
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