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.

A Dance Teacher's Legacy

Photo of Sunni BlolandEducating the Whole Student Through the Sunni Bloland Lectureship in Dance

From ‘Mic Woman’ to NFL Play-by-Play, Kate Scott ’05 Talks Trailblazing

January 19, 2019

Kate Scott, Mass Communications ’05 is familiar with taking the road less traveled, from being Cal’s first female “mic man” to the first woman to call football on Pac-12 Networks. The Cal Alumni Association sat down with Scott to find out more about her journey, and to get tips for recent graduates facing the unpaved road ahead.

Ways to Give to L&S

Cash gifts made by check should be payable to “UC Berkeley Foundation” and mailed with a letter stating your gift’s purpose to:

    Development and College Relations
    College of Letters and Science
    University of California
    101 Durant Hall, MC 2930
    Berkeley, CA 94720-2930
    Telephone: 510.643.1964
    Fax: 510.643.7819


    Advice for graduates: Don’t forget your civic life

    December 15, 2018

    Chancellor Carol Christ had a clear message for the 600 UC Berkeley graduates at Saturday’s commencement ceremony: Think beyond yourself and attend to your civic life just as you do a personal and professional life.

    Acrobatic geckos can even race on water’s surface

    December 6, 2018

    Geckos are renowned for their acrobatic feats on land and in the air, but a new discovery that they can also run on water puts them in the superhero category, says a University of California, Berkeley, biologist. The study was conducted by U.C. Berkeley graduate students Jasmine Nirody, now a biophysicist at Oxford and Rockefeller University, and Judy Jinn.

    Reaffirming our commitment to the transgender community

    October 26, 2018

    Chancellor Carol Christ and Vice Chancellors Oscar Dubón and Stephen Sutton announce a message of unequivocally support our transgender and non-binary students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

    Is it time to rename Oakland International Airport for alumna Maggie Gee?

    October 26, 2018

    A new petition seeks to rename Oakland International Airport after Berkeley alumna Maggie Gee, who dropped out during WWII and fought discrimination to join the US military as one of its first volunteer female pilots. After the war she returned to Berkeley to complete a degree in physics, and led a successful career as a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

    Two Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ awards

    October 9, 2018

    The MacArthur Foundation yesterday unveiled the 25 newest stars in its constellation of “genius” award winners, among them mathematician Allan Sly, a mathematics professor at Princeton who earned his Ph.D. in statistics at Berkeley in 2009 and served on the statistics faculty at Berkeley from 2011-2016.

    Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

    September 12, 2018

    "While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer to home: the human gut." Read more...