Each year, thousands of UC Davis alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students express their commitment to UC Davis and all who benefit from the university's work by giving to the UC Davis Annual Fund. Annual Fund contributions provide the chancellor with crucial, flexible funding to enrich student life, respond to emerging opportunities, and meet pressing needs. These contributions typically reach more than a $1 million each year. Since 1990, more than 100,000 supporters have collectively contributed more than $25 million to UC Davis through the Annual Fund.
The UC Davis Telephone Outreach Program (TOP) is a unit of the UC Davis Annual Fund. The TOP is a student outreach program which builds relationships and gains financial support for the university through telephone fundraising. The TOP helps provide philanthropic support for UC Davis scholarships, faculty support, research initiatives, and academic programs to enrich student experiences. TOP student fundraisers call on behalf of the university, colleges, schools, and units to connect alumni, parents, and friends to the university and to maximize the success of UC Davis fundraising.