MBA Challenge for Charity
A student-run club that organizes volunteering and fundraising events for our community partners: The Special Olympics of Northern California, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento and Habitat for Humanity.
We host a number of events—for students as well as faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community—to raise funds for our partners. In addition, we set up volunteering opportunities where our students can go and interact with the children at the Boys & Girls Club and the Special Olympics, and build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Check out our Facebook page for the latest information and pictures from our recent events!
MBA Challenge for Charity (C4C) is a nonprofit organization that started at Stanford University and has grown to nine chapters at top West Coast business schools. The largest of its kind in the world, C4C draws on the talents, energy, and efforts of MBA students to infuse business leaders with a lifelong commitment to community involvement and social responsibility.
The chapters compete in fundraising efforts, volunteer events and athletic competitions in pursuit of the coveted “Golden Briefcase,” which is awarded to the school that achieves the highest score in the following categories:
- Most hours volunteered on a per-student basis throughout the year.
- Most money raised on a per-student basis throughout the year.
- Best sports performance at C4C weekend in the spring.
Our Chapter History
UC Davis has been a member of C4C since 2004. Our charity partners are the Special Olympics of Northern California, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, and, more recently Habitat for Humanity.
Last year we raised more than $12,000 and volunteered an average of 6.2 hours per student.
For more information on our partners, please refer to our resources page.
Meet our Board
Harshit is a 2018 MBA candidate focusing on marketing and data analytics. In addition to his role on the C4C, he serves as the Director of Finance for Associated Students of Management (ASM) and International Students Lead for GSM Ambassadors. Harshit comes from India and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to attending UC Davis, he worked as a Data Analyst with Accenture for three and a half years. Harshit is interested in technology, cooking, traveling, and giving back to the community. During his free time, he enjoys walking, making connections, watching movies, and hosting dinners for friends.
VP of Finance
Ty is a 2018 MBA candidate interested in operations, organizational behavior, and business analytics. He also serves as Vice President of the Associated Students of Management. Ty grew up in Southern California’s Inland Empire, and graduated with a business degree from Columbia Southern University. He served his community for nearly a decade with the Riverside Sheriff’s Department. Outside of school, Ty is either spending time with his family, doing something Star Wars related, or both.
VP of Marketing
Terri is a 2018 MBA candidate passionate about product in business operations, technology management, and business analytics. She also serves as director of marketing of the Women in Leadership club. After earning a B.A. in Hospitality Management from Fu Jen Catholic University, she spent four years working across a variety of industries ranged from airlines, hardware, internet to software in Singapore. Her aspiration in career is to become a product manager in the tech industry. Outside of school, you can find Terri at Activities and Recreation Center dancing or playing badminton.
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Special Olympics of Northern California
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to more than 13,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities in 47 Northern California counties.
For more information, visit http://sonc.org/
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento has a mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
For more information, visit www.bgcsac.org
Sacramento Habitat for Humanity
Sacramento Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, whose mission is to eliminate poverty housing worldwide and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience. SHFH is one of almost 1600 affiliates serving the United States and 90 developing countries around the world.
For more information, visit http://www.shfh.org