FAQ

Where does my gift go?

You decide! You have the option of giving to the Cal Fund, the school or college of your choice, the Berkeley program of your choice, or anywhere else on campus that is meaningful to you!

When you direct your Senior Gift to the Cal Fund, you join thousands of fellow donors in supporting students and faculty across campus — here and now. The Cal Fund provides immediate support to essential programs and services, from BearWalk escorts and tutoring at the Student Learning Center to Berkeley Connect and student scholarships.

Your support for schools, colleges, and programs across campus helps shape the undergraduate student experience, attract and retain faculty who are leaders in their fields, and fund research that changes our world. And that’s all in service to advancing the public good, while maintaining Berkeley’s leadership as the #1 public university in the country.

How do I make a gift?

There are three easy ways you can make a gift to the Class of 2017 Senior Gift Campaign:

  1. Visit give.berkeley.edu.
  2. Call 510.643.7002.
  3. Make a check payable to The Cal Fund, with 2017 Senior Gift written in the memo line, and send it to:

    Gift Administration
    Senior Gift Campaign
    2080 Addison Street #4200
    Berkeley, CA 94720-4200

How much should I give?

Your gift of any amount shows your senior class spirit and brings us closer to our goal of raising $100,000 from at least 2,015 seniors! Consider your years at Cal and think about paying your experience forward by making a gift that works for you. Gifts of $25, $50, $100 or more have a lasting impact and represent just one of the many ways your senior class has made its mark on Cal. Leadership giving levels start at $250 and help drive us that much closer to our goal!

Can I make a gift to the campaign if I’m not a senior?

Only Seniors can give to the Senior Gift Campaign, but anyone can make a donation to the university. Every gift supports Berkeley’s excellence and benefits future students and alumni!

How else can I get involved with the Senior Gift Campaign?

We’re always looking for fun, energetic volunteers to help spread the word! Whether you’re interested in tabling, putting up flyers on campus, or exploring a leadership role, there’s a place here for you to show your Cal spirit. Contact Stuti Ghoshal for more info on joining the Senior Gift Campaign Committee.