The Department of Asian American Studies (ASA) is a vital part of the UC Davis landscape. It provides students with a vigorous interdisciplinary education and prepares them for careers ranging from teaching, research, government, advocacy, and law to public health, journalism, and business. This program educates students about the unique history and social issues relevant to Asia America. The department is also committed to empowering Asian Americans and their allies by supporting community events, student projects and organizations.
We appreciate the long standing support from our alumni and friends of ASA. If you would like to make a donation to any of following funds below, please contact us at (530) 752-2069. If you would like to donate directly to the department, please click here for our secure online donation page.
Asian American Studies Community Organization Fund
The goal of the fund is to allow student activists to implement forums, invite guest speakers and organize campus-wide events. Help activists put social justice theories into practice!
Isao Fujimoto Student Support Fund
The goal of this fund is to support ASA student activities including, but not limited to, internships, research related travel, etc. If you would like to donate directly to this fund, make sure to indicate "Isao Fujimoto Student Support Fund" on our secure online donation page, please click here to donate.
Professor Steffi San Buenaventura Filipino Archives Project
Before Professor Buenaventura passed away in Nov 2002, she planned to create an Asian/Filipino American archive that consisted of first-hand documents, pictures, correspondences and published materials in the Shields Library Special Collections. She has received these items from the Filipino Federation of American and early Filipino immigrants in Los Angeles. Help us preserve these important materials for future research.
K.W Lee Korean American Studies Fund
This fund supports scholarly research on Korean American and Asian American issues by undergraduate and graduate students.
George Kagiwada Reserves Library Fund
This fund supports the maintenance and development of the George Kagiwada Reserves Library, located in Hart Hall.
Isao Fujimoto Community Action Fund
Established by ASA in the name of Isao Fujimoto, emeritus founder of Asian American Studies, this fund supports the training and contribution of students towards community organizing and community building.
- To encourage UC Davis students in gaining community development skills.
- To financially support UC Davis students to participate in workshops, conferences, internships, research or other leadership opportunities.
- To support UC Davis students in applying their skills, gained in a leadership opportunity (conference, internship, research, etc.), by developing a community building/organizing project on campus.
Peter Leung Chinese American Studies Fund
The fund will be used to award outstanding Cantonese students. The criteria will be based on academic performance, community work and service.