MBA Challenge for Charity (C4C)

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.

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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

Headshot of Samantha Brill
Samantha Brill

After seven years working for a variety of non-profit organizations in New York City, Sam is excited to return to the classroom. With the long-term goal of merging profit and impact, she is focused on learning from both her professors and her fellow students in order to determine the most effective and efficient ways of making a difference. Since she was young, giving back has always been a priority for Sam. From volunteering in soup kitchens as a child to spearheading a community outreach program in college, to a career in philanthropy, it has always played a substantial role in her life. As President of C4C she is excited to work with her fellow students to continue the GSM’s legacy of meaningful outreach work within the greater Davis, Yolo and Sacramento communities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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