Major gifts

Large private gifts are one of the most important factors in ensuring the ongoing excellence of Berkeley Engineering. Since it was founded in 1868, the college has relied upon generous benefactors — such as Phoebe Hearst, who helped fund construction of the landmark Hearst Memorial Mining Building — to help it to grow and flourish. Today, with dramatically shrinking state support, major gifts are more important than ever to sustain the high caliber of Berkeley Engineering.

We can help you design a major gift that meets your personal charitable objectives. Some of the many options include:

  • Endowed chairs, which help the college recruit and retain top-tier faculty
  • Scholarship and fellowship funds, to keep Berkeley Engineering accessible to the best students, regardless of their financial circumstances
  • Academic award funds, such as those that honor high-achieving students in a particular department or discipline
  • Capital project funds, earmarked to build or renovate teaching and research facilities

You may also wish to explore some planned giving vehicles that can help you take full advantage of tax and other financial benefits.