A year of unprecedented generosity
Reflecting on fiscal year 2021–22, Berkeley Engineering can proudly announce its most successful year of fundraising ever, with a total of $152 million in philanthropic support given by more than 5,200 donors.
The record-breaking year was bolstered by a $35-million lead commitment gift to its proposed new Engineering Center for which the college’s development team has raised $75 million, with $20 million remaining to meet the final goal.
Other fundraising highlights from the past year include:
- $14 million for 2 new faculty lines and 3 endowed chairs
- $5.4 million in scholarships, contributed by 133 donors
- $4.7 million in flexible funds for the Berkeley Engineering Fund, contributed by 4,000 donors
- $2 million to support Girls in Engineering
- $1 million to launch Community Engaged Education in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 75% of gifts to Berkeley Engineering were up to $1,000
- 400 gifts matched through employer programs
“This remarkable achievement affirms the tremendous value proposition of Berkeley Engineering as well as the amazing generosity of our friends and benefactors, which include many alumni, parents and faculty,” said Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu. “I am grateful for their support of our mission to educate future engineering leaders, advance knowledge and innovate solutions to shape a healthier, more equitable and sustainable world for all.”