Big Day of Giving

A big thank you

May 06, 2016
THANK YOU to everyone who supported the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden during the Big Days of Giving on May 3 and 4. We are very grateful for the patience and perseverance of the many donors who took the time to give – despite the technical issues with the giving website – and we appreciate everyone who helped us spread the word with your conversations, emails, posts and tweets!

Three local families provide matching gifts for hummingbird garden

May 02, 2016
A huge thank you to James and Jacqueline Ames, Pam Marrone and Mick Rogers, and the family of Johanna Anderson Trueblood who have all offered challenge pledges in support of our goal to raise $40,000 to create the campus’s first hummingbird demonstration garden. For every dollar the community donates to this garden on May 3, 2016 during our region’s Big Day of Giving, they will donate an additional dollar up to $20,000.

Our new hummingbird garden and Big Day of Giving goal to build it!

April 19, 2016

This May 3, 2016, the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is participating in our region’s annual Big Day of Giving, a 24-hour online giving challenge for the entire community. Over 570 non-profits in the region are participating to raise funds for projects that impact every facet of our community. We are asking you to support our goal of raising money to support the hummingbird garden project.

Big Day of Giving 2015 THANK YOU!

May 06, 2015

Thank you to everyone who gave to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden during our region’s 24-hour Big Day of Giving on May 5th! Thanks to the generosity of current and new donors, members, volunteers, and our own staff, we raised $11,400 from 161 donors.

We’re doubling the fundraising goal for our 2015 Big Day of Giving!

April 10, 2015

Leading up to and on May 5 our loyal fans, followers, and subscribers will be receiving more messages from us than usual from the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden because — like last year — we, along with 500+ non-profit organizations in our region, will be participating in our area’s Big Day of Giving and raising $5 million online almost solely from the support of our local audiences. The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s goal is a bit more modest — $12

Do you love the Arboretum? Join us TODAY!

April 03, 2015
May 5 is our region’s BIG Day of Giving, a 24-hour online giving challenge for the entire community. The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, along with 500+ other local non-profits, will be asking you to support what you value and love. Last year, support from generous donors during Big Day of Giving helped us expand our FREE public programs in the Arboretum. This year we want to do even more and have set a goal to raise $12,000 in one day!

Thank you! We made history!

May 07, 2014
Thank you to everyone who gave to the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden during our region’s 24-hour Big Day of Giving on May 6th! We set a goal of raising $5,000 from 100 individual donors, but, thanks to the generosity of current and new donors, members, volunteers, and our own staff we raised $7,487 from 115 donors. This day was not only historic for our organization, it was historic for the Sacramento region—394 participating non-profit organizations raised over 3 million dollars in one day!