Support Our College

With your help we are embarking on many exciting projects here at the College. When you contribute to the exceptional scholarship of our students and faculty, you help to improve the lives of people all over the world.

Annual Report of GivingGraphic of donor data

A recognition of our loyal supporters during the 2016 fiscal year.

Matching Gifts

Many of our donors can arrange a matching gift through their employer or their spouse’s employer. This is a simple way to double or even triple the support you provide for our students and faculty.

You can use our matching gift search tool to see if your company participates in matching charitable gifts.

Class Campaign

Class Campaign 2015

Senior class gifts allow current students to help shape the future of the College and create an even better experience for next year’s students.

Contact Us

Laurent de Janvry
Assistant Dean, College Relations & Development
(510) 643-9351
ldejanvry@berkeley.edu

Mindy Rex
Senior Director, College Relations & Development
(510) 642-9506
rex@berkeley.edu

Camille Olufson
Senior Director, College Relations & Development
(510) 643-7379
colufson@berkeley.edu

Colleen Cahill
Director of College Relations & Development
(510) 643-5720
colcahill@berkeley.edu

Katherine Welsh
Donor Services Coordinator, College Relations & Development
(510) 643-1497
kwelsh@berkeley.edu

Mailing Address

UC Berkeley College of Chemistry
College Relations & Development
420 Latimer Hall, #1460
Berkeley, CA 94720-1460

Distillation colum donated by the Chevron Corp.

CalDay 2012. Photo by Elena Zhokova.

Exceptional Science

The College of Chemistry is consistently ranked as one of the best places on earth to learn, teach, and create new tools in the chemical sciences. This is no accident. It’s the direct result of exceptional scholarship as well as thousands and thousands of donations from our loyal alumni and friends. They make the College possible. And you can join them, with a gift of any size. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us anytime. 

Funding Priorities

Your contributions to our “big three” funds are vital for our day-to-day adventures—teaching, research, safety upgrades, student services, and financial aid:

Major Gifts

What makes the College of Chemistry a powerhouse among chemistry departments worldwide? We attract the very best faculty and students, year after year. Major gifts are a wonderful way to ensure adequate resources for the next generation of scientists—many people also use this to create a legacy in honor of someone special to them.

We are happy to help you design a major gift to suit your philanthropic interests. Some popular choices include:

  • Professorships and chairs
  • Fellowships and scholarships
  • Capital gifts

If you would like to find out more, please contact Mindy Rex at (510) 642-9506 or rex@berkeley.edu.

Planned Gifts

Close up of Sather gate

Planned gifts may enable you to make a more significant donation than you thought possible, all while enjoying substantial tax benefits. There are a variety of planned gift options to choose from—you can find out about these opportunities at the UC Berkeley Gift Planning website.

The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society

This society recognizes alumni and friends who have communicated to us their intention to include the University in their estate plans through some form of planned gift. The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society was established in 1987 to recognize and honor these visionary donors.

To find out more, please visit the Wheeler Society webpage.

Dean's Society

We have created a roster of annual giving clubs that reflect our rich heritage in the chemical sciences. This roster, The Dean's Society of the College of Chemistry, highlights eight of our faculty luminaries.

Annual Giving Clubs in the Dean's Society

Lewis Associates

$50,000 and more

Latimer Associates

$10,000-$49,999

Giauque Associates

$5,000-$9,999

Seaborg Associates

$2,500-$4,999

Wilke Associates

$1,000-$2,499

Calvin Club

$500-$999

Tobias Club

$250-$499

Hildebrand Club

$100-$249

Corporate

financial support

The College of Chemistry is proud to have the support of many industry leaders. We offer a variety of ways to support the College as a source of pioneering research that complements the mission of your own organization.

For more information please contact:

Mindy Rex
Senior Director, College Relations & Development
(510) 642-9506
rex@berkeley.edu

Employment Recruiting

For undergraduate recruiting, please contact the campus Career Center.

For graduate student recruiting in either department, please contact:

Department of Chemistry
Vacant
(510) 642-5884

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Carlet Altamirano, Graduate Student Advisor
(510) 642-1533
carleta@berkeley.edu

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