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The Leadership Challenge 2014:
Double your gift. Double your impact.

You can double the value of your gift to the Berkeley Engineering Fund, the College’s top fundraising priority, through the Leadership Challenge.

Give nowThe Leadership Challenge has been launched by a group of Berkeley Engineering’s closest friends for the 2014–15 academic year. Their goal is simple: inspire a new level of giving to Berkeley Engineering during one of the most pivotal times in our history. This builds on the success of past challenges—which have done so much to help the college and Cal as a whole.

Through this year’s Leadership Challenge, all gifts to the Berkeley Engineering Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, until the pool of matching funds has been expended.

Here’s how it works:







Twice the Impact

It’s a great way to double the impact of your gift to the Berkeley Engineering Fund. Make your gift before December 31, 2014 to make sure your gift receives the full impact of the Leadership Challenge match.

We’re making a different world. And you can make a world of difference. If you’re interested in a future that improves upon the present, there’s no better investment than supporting the research and education of engineers. From optimizing healthcare and breakthroughs in energy efficiency to the introduction of new technologies that stimulate economic growth, the ideas and innovations that emerge from Berkeley Engineering are a catalyst for positive change.

There are so many ways you can make a meaningful investment in Berkeley Engineering and advance our mission of creating knowledge, educating leaders and serving society. However you choose to support the college, your gift — of any size — will make a significant impact. You can opt for a giving method that perfectly suits your interest and level of giving:

  • The Berkeley Engineering Fund is vital to the college’s academic stature as well as its fiscal health. The fund includes reunion giving as well as the senior class gift campaign.
  • Major gifts sustain Berkeley Engineering’s longstanding reputation for excellence, thanks to visionary philanthropists who support the college.
  • Planned gifts, such as those made through bequests or charitable trusts, offer tax and other economic benefits.
  • Matching gifts from employers can multiply the impact of your gift to the college.
  • The Dean’s Society is a special community of benefactors who support the college through leadership-level annual gifts.