Jerry W. Fielder Award 2012: Bruce Edwards '60

Jerry W. Fielder Award recipient 2012 Bruce Edwards '60

Bruce Edwards exemplifies Aggie Pride through his outstanding service to UC Davis.

Four years after graduating, Edwards made his first gift to the Annual Fund. He has continued his philanthropic support for four decades and encourages others to follow in his footsteps. He has made gifts to the Davis Chancellor’s Club, the College of Letters and Science, Intercollegiate Athletics and Aggie football. Edwards is also a major contributor to the Aggie Stadium Project, and his most recent gift to the project was the largest ever received by athletics from an alumnus. His legacy in the stadium will remain for years to come in the Bruce Edwards Club Room.

He is a member of the Chancellor’s Laureates, a prestigious society recognizing those who have given $1 million or more to support UC Davis. He is also a life member and active supporter of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

Edwards’ support of UC Davis cannot be defined by his financial generosity alone. He has always dedicated a substantial amount of his time to the university. Nominated to the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees in 2007, he is currently the board’s vice chair and has served on its development and naming committees. Edwards is also a member of the Athletics Director’s Leadership Council and has agreed to serve on a strategic framework subcommittee for athletics development. He is credited not only for his philanthropic support of athletics but also for his support and advice to the athletic staff.