Since 2013, enrollment in L&S has grown by 24 percent. Our internationally recognized faculty don’t teach just L&S’s thousands of students; every single undergraduate enrolled in Berkeley’s professional colleges comes to L&S to take key courses. In the fall of 2019, an astonishing 28 percent of our L&S students were the first in their families to attend college. With state funding flat, we rely on philanthropic investment to continue driving economic mobility for our students and supporting research creativity for the world. When you provide scholarships for talented students or funding for our faculty, your positive impact is magnified by our unparalleled combination of excellence and scale.
Help us create transformative academic experiences for thousands of undergraduate students. Donor contributions make possible captivating small seminars, independent research opportunities, and cross-disciplinary coursework, fueling moments of discovery for thousands of undergraduates each semester.
We also encourage you to support other areas in L&S via the funds below.
Ways to Give
Charitable contributions offer an opportunity to support the mission of the College and UC Berkeley in a way that reflects your own passions and objectives. For inquiries about how to make a gift, contact us at LSgiving@berkeley.edu or visit our Office of Development and College Relations.
Featured Alumni Stories
Pedro De Anda Plascencia recently graduated with two degrees in English and political science from the College of Letters & Science. He is an Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholar in UC Berkeley's Class of 2021. Following is an excerpt from his speech delivered at this spring's TAAP...Read more about What Pedro De Anda Plascencia '21 Wants His Fifth-Grade Self to Know
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Frank F. Davis ‘55, UC Berkeley alumnus and inventor of a process used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, died of pneumonia on May 19. He was 100.
Davis was born in 1920 in Pendleton, Oregon, and raised during the Great...Read more about In Memoriam: Frank Davis '55, Biochemistry Pioneer
In this episode of Berkeley Talks, Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and UC Berkeley alumnus, delivers the keynote address at Berkeley’s commencement on Saturday, May 15.
“The Berkeley community is made...Read more about L&S alumnus, Wally Adeyemo, delivers keynote address at Berkeley's commencement