UC ANR Supporters Give Over $85,000

Davis, Calif., (December 4, 2017) – Thanks to everyone who participated, UC ANR’s #GivingTuesday campaign was a tremendous success.

“We surpassed our goal of $60,000, raising $85,168,” said Mary Maffly Ciricillo, director of Annual Giving and Individual Gifts. “This is close to a 24 percent increase over last year’s Giving Tuesday total of $68,322.”

As an added incentive to potential donors, ANR received over $37,000 in donations toward match challenge funds supporting all of UC ANR programs.

The California 4-H Foundation alone brought in over $32,000. Compared to 2016, there was a 250 percent increase in giving to UC ANR programs – including Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers, IPM, the REC System, and county offices – totaling over $15,000.

The number of gifts received also rose, from 224 gifts in 2016 to 318 gifts this year. “We even received a gift designated to urban horticulture!” Ciricillo said.

In addition to raising money, the #GivingTuesday social media campaign helped raise the visibility of ANR programs. The Master Gardener Program team made a video of the unselfies posted on social media by their supporters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI_tVcNhBcQ.

“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in t
his fundraising effort and hope we can continue to build on our success for the next #GivingTuesday,” Ciricillo said. “These private funds will help us expand UC ANR’s reach.”

Below is a list of funds donors selected to receive Giving Tuesday their gifts:

  • 4-H Foundation UC Donor Funds
  • 4-H Undesignated
  • Alameda County Master Gardener Fund (Endow)
  • Alameda County UCCE – Master Gardeners
  • ANR – California Naturalist Scholarship Fund
  • ANR – Giving Tuesday Match Fund
  • ANR – Master Food Preservers Fund
  • ANR – Master Gardener Annual Giving Fund
  • ANR Informatics and GIS Fund
  • California Institute for Water Resources
  • Central Sierra – UCCE
  • Colusa County UCCE – Master Gardener Program
  • Contra Costa County UCCE Fund
  • DREC – Desert REC FARM SMART Fund
  • El Dorado County UCCE – Master
  • El Dorado County UCCE – Rangeland Fund
  • Elkus Ranch Fund
  • Fresno County UCCE
  • HREC – Hopland REC – Fund
  • IPM – Program Fund
  • Kern – 4-H Program – Various Donors
  • KREC – Kearney REC – Fund
  • Los Angeles County UCCE – Master Gardeners
  • Los Angeles County UCCE Fund
  • LREC – Lindcove Field Station
  • Marin M
    aster Gardeners Opportunity Fund
  • Merced County Agriculture Extension and Research Endowment
  • Merced County UCCE – Master Gardener Fund
  • Nutrition Policy Institute General Fund
  • Orange County UCCE – Master Food Preserver Fund
  • Orange County UCCE Fund
  • Plumas County UCCE – Project Learning Tree
  • REC System
  • Riverside County UCCE – Master Gardeners
  • Sacramento County UCCE – Master Gardener Fund
  • San Joaquin County UCCE – Master Gardener Fund
  • San Mateo – 4-H Program – Various Donors
  • San Mateo County UCCE – MG Greenhouse
  • San Mateo County UCCE Fund
  • San Mateo/San Francisco UCCE – Master Gardener Fund
  • San Mateo/SF UCCE – Master Food Preserver
  • Santa Barbara County 4-H – Various Donors
  • SFREC – Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Fund
  • Sonoma County UCCE – Citizen Science Projects
  • Statewide Master Gardener Endowment Fund
  • Statewide Program – Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Program
  • Sutter-Yuba Counties UCCE – Master Gardeners
  • UC California Naturalist Program
  • UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County
  • Urban Horticulture
  • Ventura County Master Gardeners
  • Ventura County UCCE – Master Gardener Fund
  • Ventura County UCCE Fund
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