Join the Herbert A. Young Society

About the Herbert A. Young Society

Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow's Leaders

Founding Dean Young

The College of Letters and Science mission is to educate thoughtful, innovative, and capable leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Teaching a broad range of fundamental courses, the College of Letters and Science is called upon to offer all undergraduates the best education in humanities, arts and sciences.

You can make a significant impact. Strengthened by your generosity, we will continue to provide all UC Davis undergraduates with a challenging and rewarding education, offer graduate students the opportunity to engage in meaningful research, enlist the top faculty in the nation.

By joining the Herbert A. Young Society through an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more, you will belong to an important group of alumni, parents, and friends who are committed to excellence in teaching and research. You will impact the students and faculty of the College of Letters and Science. You will extend the promise of a quality education and research to change lives.

Your gift makes it possible to deliver the best-in-class education to students by providing the deans with flexible funding to address critical priorities in multiple areas:

  • establishing scholarships
  • enabling faculty research
  • implementing innovative teaching methods
  • strengthening academic programs and creating new major areas of study
  • supporting educational ventures and taking advantage of time-sensitive opportunities

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Benefits of Giving

Members of the Herbert A. Young Society enjoy a number of benefits including invitations to exclusive Letters and Science events and faculty lectures, insider updates and news from the college, and a subscription to College Currents magazine. Members also have special opportunities to meet the deans and interact with faculty and other members at our deans' regional events.

Kevin Bacon

Deans' Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

Peter A. Rock Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)

Leon Mayhew Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

Lawrence J. Andrews Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

Herbert A. Young Circle ($25,000+)


Join Today

To join the Herbert A. Young Society, you can make your gift of $1,000 or more online . If you prefer to make your gift by mail, please make your gift payable to UC Davis Foundation and send to the address below:

College of Letters and Science
Herbert A. Young Society
UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8572

YS Brochure

For more information, download the brochure or contact the Office of College Relations and Development: (530)752-3429.


Herbert A. Young Society Deans' Fellows

Learn about the Herbert A. Young Society Deans' Fellows. A new class of Fellows will be announced later this year.




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