Small-but-mighty Demography Department finds new support in collective alumni effort

April 18, 2023

After a fruitful career in academia teaching sociology and demography, Elwood “Woody” Carlson M.A. ’73, Ph.D. ’78 was putting his financial affairs in order. He wanted to direct some of his retirement funds to his graduate school, so he contacted UC Berkeley.

What he heard shocked him.

Find out how Carlson and a tight-knit group of Berkeley demography alums found a path to create a permanent source of funding for their department: