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Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to UC Davis. Here are their stories.

Karl Gerdes and Pamela Rohrich

Aggies Paying It Forward

Karl Gerdes M.S. '73 Ph.D. '84 and Pamela Rohrich M.A. '74 D.V.M. '83 have always been grateful for the education they received at UC Davis — and so they give back by helping others access the same top-tier education that benefited them.

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Brian Casey

Meet the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Brian Casey

After 16 years in fundraising at universities in Pennsylvania and Iowa, Brian Casey arrived at UC Davis last fall as the new executive director of planned giving...

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Dr. Ling-Lie Chau

Dr. Ling-Lie Chau

Ling-Lie Chau (喬玲麗), professor emerita of physics, has made a planned giving bequest agreement with UC Davis, generously providing $1M to endow a chair in physics through her estate, and will plan to increase the amount as her good health and fortune continue.

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Fran Mara

Fran Mara

Every Monday night Fran Mara would lay out out her clothes — perfectly matched — in preparation for going

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Patricia Yeretzian horse

Patricia Yeretzian

When Patricia Yeretzian's beloved stallion, an American quarter horse named Three Qtr Bars, suffered a bowed tendon at the San Francisco Cow Palace horse show in 1974, the equine enthusiast knew her horse's days of competing were over.

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Judith and Eldridge Moores

Judith and Eldridge Moores

A planned gift from Eldridge and Judith Moores will support UC Davis geology students in conducting field work — an essential component to understanding the "big geological experiment" that is the Earth, as Eldridge describes it.

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Flo Grossenbacher

Flo Grossenbacher

Retired teacher Florence Grossenbacher understands what it’s like for a young person facing mental health challenges, and she intends to help them by leaving a portion of her estate to the Behavior Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.

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Yvonne LeMaitre

Yvonne LeMaitre

Friend of UC Davis Yvonne LeMaitre was always an Aggie at heart. Her love of music and animals continues to live on at the university, a legacy built on her generosity and desire to help others.

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Michael Brandl and Margaret Wong

Michael Brandl and Margaret Wong

Michael Brandl and Margaret Wong may not have attended UC Davis as students, but they found a second home there when their daughter, Kathleen Brandl '14, became an Aggie.

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Larry Lozares

Larry Lozares

Music has always been an important part of life for Larry Lozares '86, despite spending his career as an engineer. Now that he is enjoying retirement, Lozares is able to resume his music and give back to UC Davis.

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Gary and Camille Lonigan

Gary and Camille Lonigan

Gary and Camille Lonigan like to say that their charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) story is a prime example of a child being a role model for her parents.

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Teresa Lai

Teresa Lai

In 2018, Teresa Lai '83 retired after a successful 27-year tenure with the Wells Fargo Law Department — first as a real estate transaction lawyer, then a regulatory lawyer specializing in anti-money laundering.

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Russell Jura

Russell Jura

Russell Jura '70, J.D. '74, is a double Aggie whose UC Davis education led him to a successful career at Yamaha Motor Corporation USA — and then what he calls a restful retirement.

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Leonard Martinelli

Leonard Martinelli

Leonard Martinelli’s family is deeply rooted in UC Davis’ agricultural community. From humble beginnings in Clarksburg, his father, Albert, built a farming empire across thousands of acres in the region.

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Linda and Bernhard Votteri

Linda and Bernhard Votteri

After practicing pulmonary and critical care medicine for 40 years and serving as a clinical care professor of medicine at UCSF and doctor at Sequoia Hospital, Dr. Bernhard (Bernie) Votteri ’61 settled into a relaxing retirement on the San Francisco Peninsula with his wife, Linda.

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