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News Posted on October 12, 2010

UC Davis Set to Launch Comprehensive Campaign

UC Davis is set to launch its first-ever comprehensive campaign, and the King Hall community is invited to join in the celebration!  The Campaign for UC Davis will officially enter its public phase October 22 at 10 am at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts with an event featuring an announcement of campaign goals by Chancellor Linda Katehi.

The campaign began July 1, 2006 with the endorsement of the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees. More than $590 million has been pledged during the campaign's "quiet leadership phase." The School of Law became the first UC Davis campus department to meet its goal for the quiet phase, reaching its $6.8 million target in January 2010. 

By the end of the campaign, the Law School seeks to achieve a set of ambitious fundraising goals in support of critical priorities, including:

  • Chairs and Professorships: $5 million
  • Reasearch and Instruction, including Clinical Programs: $3.5 million
  • Student Scholarships: $2 million
  • King Hall Expansion and Renovation: $8 million

In an era when state support has become increasingly uncertain, it is more important than ever that the King Hall community respond to the fundraising challenge set forth in The Campaign for UC Davis, said Dean Kevin R. Johnson.

"The priorities outlined under The Campaign for UC Davis are critically important to our continued ascendance among the nation's leading law schools," he said. 

"Our ability to provide an increased number of student scholarships will be vital to our efforts to attract outstanding students, just as our capacity to offer more endowed chairs will be essential to our ability to recruit and retain exceptional faculty," said Johnson.  "In addition, we need to fully fund the renovation phase of our building project and enhance our support for clinical programs and other priorities.  We look forward to working with our friends, faculty, alumni, students, and staff to achieve these goals in support of The Campaign for UC Davis."