Gifts and Memorials
How can I make a contribution?
You can participate in Animal Science's continuing
excellence in teaching, research and extension by contributing to any of the
funds described below, or indicating an area or activity of your own. Contributions can be made by check or charge card.
You can contribute $1000, $500, $250, $100, $50, or any other
amount. Please indicate the fund name or code initials (below) on the memo
portion of the check and send your check made payable to "UC Regents"
Department of Animal Science
Attn: Department Chair
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8521
Phone: (530) 752-1250
Charge card information should indicate preferred fund, by
name or code (below), and include the name of the charge card, your name as it
appears on the card, card number and expiration date. If you wish, a printable
charge card form is provided for your convenience. Send information to the
Printable charge card
Named Memorial Funds and Scholarships
Codes are enclosed in square brackets
James H. Meyer
Chancellor Emeritus James H. Meyer's (1920-2002) distinguished career included service as Professor in the
Department of Animal Science (1951-1962), Dean of the College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (1960-1969) and Chancellor of the University of California, Davis
Chancellor Emeritus Meyer's family has requested that memorial
donations be used to benefit students.
Professor Frank X Ogasawara
Professor Frank X. Ogasawara (1913-2002) was a
pioneer in poultry reproductive physiology and tireless champion of
students, to whom he was fondly known as "Dr. ‘O’." Contributions to
the Kratzer, Ogasawara and Vohra Scholarship Fund provide financial support
to undergraduate and graduate students in the area of avian sciences.
Dr. Ian Garnett
Dr. Ian Garnett (1945-2001) was a popular and distinguished
Lecturer in the Department and founder of the Master of Agriculture and
Management degree program. The Ian Garnett Award Fund was
established in memory of Dr. Garnett’s devotion to teaching and advising.
Among many notable achievements, Rube Albaugh
(1901-1995), the “old buckaroo,” helped form the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association, and
ran the statewide Extension Horse Program. Rube's family was one of
California's long-time beef producers. He continued his work in Cooperative Extension
in service to California agriculture until his death at the age of 94.
Contributions to the Reuben
Albaugh Memorial Fund fund advanced research/study of Farm Advisors at the
UC Davis campus.
Professor Dave Robinson, a talented teacher, scientist, administrator
and internationalist, served in the Department from 1968 until his
untimely death in 1985. His lifelong interest in agriculture was
reflected in his appointment as the founding Director of the Small
Ruminant Program, a program that served as a model for future
international aid programs in assuring more effective use of funds than
traditional programs and increasing the probability that research would
continue when U.S. involvement ended. The Dave Robinson Memorial Fund is
for undergraduate or graduate students with a demonstrated career
interest in international agriculture
Gifts made in memory or honor of individuals may be made to the Animal
Science Memorial Fund. Gifts to the Memorial Fund provide support for
student activities for which other funds are not available. In recent years
the Memorial Fund has provided travel support for a field-trip course taught
between academic quarters to expose students to California agricultural
enterprises, contributed toward purchase of a livestock trailer in support
of departmental show teams, helped to fund professional development of
undergraduate students through attendance at national meetings, and promoted
Codes are enclosed in square brackets
Undergraduate Educational Enhancement Fund [UEEF]
Contributions to this fund help support the professional development
of students by covering travel costs to such events as commodity
group/professional meetings, special training events and internships. The
fund was originally established through a major gift provided by Emeritus Professor Bob Laben
Graduate Student Fellowships/Scholarships [GSF]
and Scholarships permit graduate students time to focus fully on their
research projects and intellectual development. Contributions cover living
expenses, tuition and fees for graduate students in Animal Science.
||Avian Genetic Stocks
Conservation Fund [AGSC]
will be used for the conservation and preservation of critical inbred and
mutant lines of poultry. These specialized genetic lines have a long
history of contributing to basic and applied research to understand
vertebrate genetics and development. The stocks are currently used for
research in genetics/genomics, disease resistance and susceptibility,
developmental biology and biomedicine. For example, the Red Jungle Fowl
inbred line, UCD 001, was selected for sequencing the chicken genome by
the National Institutes of Health. The stocks are well-characterized,
unique (most are not held by any other institution) and largely
irreplaceable; they are made available to researchers both nationally and
internationally upon request.
Extracurricular Student Activities [ESA] -
Contributions help support a variety
of undergraduate events and club activities, such as the Annual Fall
Barbecue, Block and Bridle events and Avian Sciences Club events.
Livestock Judging Team [LJT] -
Livestock Judging Program provides students with unique leadership
opportunities and hands-on experience with domestic livestock species and
horses at both a local and national level.
Contributions to the Livestock Judging Team provide the major source
of funding for student travel to both regional and national competitions and
major industry events. Livestock Judging Team activities are funded solely by donations.
Unrestricted (for use as needed) [UNR]
Contributions to this fund provide maximum
flexibility for covering special events, developing new programs and
providing bridge funding for critical projects in need of temporary support
Please specify an area, activity, research project or faculty member
that you wish your gift to benefit.
Notice and Acknowledgement of Receipt
Please indicate whether you would like your name listed in Animal Science's
Highlights, or prefer to remain anonymous. An official
receipt for tax purposes will be mailed to you via surface mail.
If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Tanguay
at 530-752-1877 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An easy way to double, triple or quadruple
your donation to Animal Science is to find out if your company has a matching
gifts program. Just ask for personnel office for a matching gift form, fill it
out and send it in with your contribution. We’ll take it from there.