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Community Relations

Sponsorship at UC Davis Health System

UC Davis Health System sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its mission of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. The health system’s sponsorship program follows a thorough process of evaluating sponsorship opportunities. The opportunities that are ultimately funded make a positive impact on our communities.

Sponsorship guidelines

Two documents influence the health system’s sponsorship guidelines:

  1. UC Davis Principles of Community 
  2. UC Davis Health System Strategic Plan 

Sponsorship is defined as direct financial or in-kind support for special events, and may include – though not limited to – nonprofit agency fundraisers (breakfasts, luncheons, dinners), speakers series/lectures, fun runs/walks, health fairs, golf tournaments or other community activities that closely align with UC Davis Health System's mission.

Criteria for consideration

Requests must meet university policies and procedures and promote the health system’s effective community engagement strategies, as managed by the following units:

Community and Government Relations

Emphasis: Academic preparation, collaborative partnerships, community development, government relations, health promotion and outreach.

Public Affairs and Marketing

Emphasis: Align with organizational positioning and current focus areas, appropriateness of target audience, potential to increase awareness, name recognition or new patient volume.

Health Sciences Development

Emphasis: Increasing extramural support, stewarding current donors, cultivating new sources of future philanthropic support, supporting funders’ initiatives.

Application and selection process

Requests for sponsorship must be provided in writing on a university-approved form at least six weeks prior to the event. A committee comprised of representatives of the aforementioned units will meet regularly to review, evaluate and make sponsorship recommendations.   

As a publicly-supported academic medical center, UC Davis Health System does not maintain a private foundation, nor does the institution award grants. The health system cannot support political action committees, ballot initiatives or political campaigns.

All correspondence should be directed to:

Sponsorship Committee
UC Davis Health System
4800 2nd Avenue, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 734-5441
Fax: (916) 734-5777