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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 organization 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. 

Meet our Board

James Deforrest 

President

James DeForrest, President James DeForrest is a 2019 MBA candidate and from Sacramento. He is the Co-President of C4C and organizes the Volunteering events with local partners. James has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UC Riverside and has work experience in Retail Sales, Private Education, and Hardware Manufacturing. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son or participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or whitewater kayaking.

Aditi Gupta

Co-president

Aditi Gupta, Co-president Aditi Gupta is a 2019 MBA candidate and originally from India. In addition to her role in C4C, she serves as president of the Net Impact Club and is an international students lead for the UC GSM Ambassadors. Gupta holds an electronics and telecommunication engineering degree from SGSITS India. Prior to attending GSM, she worked as quality assurance lead in Wipro Technologies, India for four and a half years. She also worked in Credit Suisse, London for nine months on an onsite assignment for Wipro Technologies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies and TV series and socializing with friends.

Raymond Li

VP of Finance

Raymond Li, VP of FinanceOriginally from Vienna, Raymond Li is a 2019 MBA candidate with a focus on data analytics. In addition to his role in C4C, he serves as the social media lead for the GSM Ambassadors and the director of marketing on the ASM board. Raymond holds an electrical engineering degree from Imperial College London and has previously worked at the United Nations. His most recent role prior to the GSM was in business analytics at an AI-based advertising company in the Bay Area, and he will be interning at Tesla in the summer. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, playing basketball and participating in Spartan races.

Yvonne Jiang

VP of Marketing

Yvonne Jiang, VP of MarketingYvonne Jiang is a 2019 MBA candidate focusing on marketing and product management. In addition to her role on C4C, she serves as the social media lead for the GSM Ambassadors. Jiang came from China and holds a BFA degree in multimedia design and a MFA in computer art–new media. Prior to attending UC Davis, she worked as a product UI/UX designer for Google and Disney for five years. Jiang is interested in making things pretty, traveling and helping people. During her free time she enjoys practicing bikram, watching movies, and drinking coffee with a chocolate biscotti. 

Support our Charities

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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 1,600 affiliates serving the U.S. and 90 developing countries.

For more information visit http://www.shfh.org