Support UC Davis ECE Students, Research and Programs

GiveECE and UC Davis Give Day 2021

During Give Day 2020, ECE raised $18K from 68 gifts from alumni and friends, placing ECE No. 1 in the entire College both in terms of gift number and amounts.  Thank you for such generous support, the ECE Give Day funds were used during COVID to assist ECE students to cope with unexpected educational needs.  For example, we created ECE mini-grants for students in need which positively impacted many of our students.  One student commented, “With this mini-grant I will be able to work less and focus more on obtaining my Engineering degree.”

Looking forward to the 2021-2022 academic year, many students will continue to need support.  We request that you consider donating to ECE during UC Davis Give Day 2021 to help our students in financial need. 

Our fundraising goal is to remain No. 1 in the College and raise over $20K with more than 80 separate gift donations.  Dr. Babak Taheri, CEO of Silvaco, and a generous ECE alumnus, has set a $10K Give Day matching challenge to become available when at least another $10K and additional 80 gifts have been received. 

Help us raise the remaining $10K and more importantly, be the No. 1 Department in the College with the most gift donations

Please submit a gift between now and April 16-17.   By giving early, you don’t have to remember to do it during the 29-hour Give Day window; your donation will be included in the Department’s totals on Give Day (April 16-17). 

Every dollar received for Give Day will go to students.  PLEASE also contact your alumni friends and encourage them to participate.

When a gift is submitted you will see two drop down boxes. Areas to Support should already say “College of Engineering”. You will need to populate the Fund Designation drop down box with “Electrical and Computer Engineering Excellence Fund” as shown below.

Give Day - Support the ECE Department


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Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.  Find out if your company offers a matching gift by typing in your employers name in our database.  We encourage you to request such a match for the UC Davis Foundation to benefit the “Electrical and Computer Engineering Excellence Fund”.  Your human resources office is usually the best place to start if you think you might be able to have your gift matched.  Please contact Leigh Ann Hartman, Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations in the College of Engineering for any questions.

Where is ECE is in reaching our fundraising goal?   See  UC Davis Give Day 2021: College of Engineering