Funding Priorities

L&S Leadership Fund

Supporting the liberal arts

The College of Letters & Science Leadership Fund creates learning experiences that stay with our students for their entire lives.  

Donor contributions make possible captivating seminars, world-class research programs and cross-disciplinary coursework that produce moments of discovery for thousands of undergraduates each semester. Students develop the critical thinking skills and open-mindedness that characterize an L&S education, becoming society's connectors, synthesizers, and innovators.  

Against a backdrop of shrinking state funding, your annual support is more important than ever to help our students make the most of their precious time at Berkeley.

Make a gift to the Leadership Fund today.

Undergraduate Education

Investing in the future

To help students derive the greatest value from Berkeley’s rich offerings, the university and L&S are committed to enhancing the core undergraduate curriculum. Berkeley’s vision for undergraduate education reflects its public mission and belief that all academically qualified students should have access to a college education. Your investment in the undergraduate experience supports Berkeley’s public mission to serve the broadest range of talented students and sustain the campus’s cultural diversity.

The following gift levels were created for the Campaign for Berkeley and are provided here for reference. 

Your gift of ...

  • $1,000: Will support undergraduate students by contributing to an existing unrestricted fund. 
  • $100,000: Will endow a named scholarship that will offer partial financial support for the education of one or several undergraduate students.

To learn more about supporting undergraduate education, call 510.643.1964 or e-mail LSgiving@berkeley.edu.

Support of Faculty and Graduate Students

Furthering innovation and excellence

As the best public university in the world, UC Berkeley is founded upon an unwavering dedication to innovation and excellence in research and a commitment to teaching and advancing knowledge at the highest level of scholarship. Such a commitment begins with dynamic partnerships between the campus’s faculty and graduate students. L&S hires some of the best faculty in the world. Yet Berkeley must compete intensely with private institutions for top-tier faculty, and private support is key to hiring and retaining our stellar faculty.

The following gift levels were created for the Campaign for Berkeley and are provided here for reference. 

Your gift of ...

  • $1,000: Will support faculty or graduate students by contributing to an existing unrestricted fund. 
  • $250,000; Will endow a named fund to support outstanding graduate students.
  • $1 million Will endow a named fellowship that will offer full financial support for the education and research of one graduate student.
  • $2 million: Will endow a named faculty professorship for a promising faculty member.
  • $3 million: Will endow a named faculty chair for a distinguished faculty member.

To learn more about supporting faculty or graduate students, call 510.643.1964 or e-mail LSgiving@berkeley.edu.