Giving to L&S

The College of Letters and Science (L&S), one of the largest and most prestigious teaching and research entities in the nation, stands at the heart of Berkeley’s intellectual preeminence and comprehensive excellence.

Our continued leadership in education, research, and public service depends on private philanthropy from our alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations. Gifts to Berkeley play an essential role both in sustaining fundamental traditions of excellence and in moving the university forward decisively.

L&S is already a leader in discovery and innovation. Here, the frontiers of science are explored and tested. New understanding of our society is gathered. Curiosity and imagination are sparked. Knowledge is shared, discoveries are made, passions are engaged, and the world — ultimately — is changed.

Gifts from our alumni and friends will ensure that Berkeley remains the most distinguished public research university in the world. A gift to the College of Letters & Science Leadership Fund is an investment in educational innovation and supports the undergraduate experience. Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships are essential tools in retaining L&S faculty as well as recruiting new talent to the campus. Financial Aid ensures that a Berkeley education remains available to the broadest population of talented students.

Your partnership and investment in the university helps us change lives on campus and throughout the world. Thank you for your commitment.

Answers to Big Questions

Jeffrey Kaplan '18

Jeffrey Kaplan '18

Hitting the Right Note

Myra Melford

Myra Melford

Tang Opportunity Fund

Zichong Li and Nadine Tang, photo by Mark Joseph Hanson

Zichong Li and Nadine Tang

Grateful for My Community

Tasmia Hussain '21, photo by Jim Block

Tasmia Hussain '21

Gutierrez Fellowship

Rocky and KT Gutierrez

Rocky and KT Gutierrez

A Dance Teacher's Legacy

Photo of Sunni Bloland

Sunni Bloland

Humanities Powerhouse

Professor Trinh Minh-ha

Professor Trinh Minh-ha

Grateful for Opportunities

Patricia Hernandez, photo by Jim Block

Patricia Hernandez '18

Undergraduate Research

UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research