Scott McDonald Offers a Chance to Do More Than Research

February 4, 2021

Berkeley alum Scott McDonald believes in workplace diversity, and he’s put time, effort, and money behind that conviction. A ’73 sociology grad, Scott has had a long and successful career in advertising at leading global media companies like Time Warner and Conde Nast. Currently the CEO and President of the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), he and his colleagues recently established a charitable foundation – the ARF Workforce Initiative for Diversity and Excellence (ARF WIDE) – to improve workforce quality and diversity in the advertising, media, and research-analytics...

Investment transforms life sciences and business ecosystem

January 20, 2021

With a visionary investment connecting life sciences to entrepreneurship, Mark and Stephanie Robinson are fast tracking innovation at UC Berkeley. The Robinsons have given a total of $10 million to support bio-entrepreneurship at Berkeley, creating resources for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty that leverage our university’s edge in basic science research while preparing the next generation of business leaders. The Robinsons recently provided generous gifts to sustain a program for enterprising undergraduates to build skills that will make them equally comfortable in...