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Emerging Leaders Circle

The Emerging Leaders Circle is a community of Berkeley Engineering recent graduates (Classes of 2006 through 2016) who help advance the college’s mission of educating leaders, creating knowledge and serving society. Members of the Emerging Leaders Circle invest in the future of the college by making annual leadership-level contributions to the Berkeley Engineering Fund. They’re among the first to know about college news and accomplishments, and they enjoy a number of special donor benefits, as detailed below.

Membership levels

Classes of 2006-2010 $1,000+
Classes of 2011-2016 $500+

Gifts can be made all at once, or over time through our recurring giving option. Corporate matching gifts also count toward your annual total for membership.

Why join?

  • Play a direct role in supporting students and faculty, and keep Berkeley Engineering at the top of the rankings.
  • Join a community of dedicated and engaged Berkeley Engineering alumni.

What are the benefits?

  • Special insider communications from the college.
  • Exclusive invitations to Berkeley Engineering and campus events.
  • Access to college and campus representatives to help you stay connected.
  • Opportunities to interact with Berkeley Engineering students, faculty and fellow alumni.
  • Membership in the Charter Hill Society ($1,000 level), the University’s leadership giving society.

How does joining the Emerging Leaders Circle make a difference?

  • Make a large-scale impact: The global health innovation CellScope, which originated in bioengineering professor Dan Fletcher’s lab, was launched with just $5,000 in seed funding. This means that for every 5–10 donors who join the Emerging Leaders Circle, the college can support a new student and faculty project with the potential to make a big difference.
  • Keep Berkeley Engineering ranked at the top: Berkeley Engineering consistently ranks among the top three engineering schools nationally and globally. Alumni giving participation rates are integral to high rankings. When you join the Emerging Leaders Circle, you are investing in the value of your degree.
  • Pay it forward for the next generation: The Berkeley Engineering Fund supports over 85 student organizations and leadership development programs, ensuring that the engineers following in your footsteps are well-rounded and well-prepared to contribute to society.

Employer gift matching

Do you work for a matching gift company? Use our employer matching gift search below to see if your employer will multiply the impact of your gift. Submit appropriate paperwork to:

University Development and Alumni Relations - Gift Operations
University of California, Berkeley
2080 Addison Street #4200
Berkeley, CA 94720-4200