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Gift Planning

Make a Gift to the College Now!

Your support is crucial to maintaining the College of Chemistry's preeminence.

How do I give?

Mindy Rex
Assistant Dean, College Relations and Development

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Gift planning may enable you to make a more significant gift than you thought possible, while also allowing you to achieve both financial and philanthropic goals. In other words, you can plan for the future of the College of Chemistry while planning for your own future, as well. There are many giving options from which you can choose—from naming the college as a beneficiary in your will to more complex arrangements that can provide life income for you or your family in addition to substantial tax savings.

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Gift Planning Options

Estate Gifts

Gifts in Partnership with UC Berkeley

Membership in the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society

The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society recognizes individuals who have communicated to us their intention to include the College of Chemistry or the University of California, Berkeley 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.  The Society is named for Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of the University from 1899 to 1919.  Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society members enjoy an array of benefits. These include exclusive invitations to the summer Wheeler Society Tea hosted by the Chancellor, as well as to other campus athletic and cultural events.  Membership is voluntary and without obligation.  It is our way of recognizing your remarkable commitment to Cal.  If you have questions or would like more information about The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society, please contact us.

Phone: 510-642-6300
Toll-free: 800-200-0575
Fax: 510-643-8066

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Sample Language

Sample Language for those who wish to include the College of Chemistry in their will: for more info.

“I give__________________* to the University of California, Berkeley Foundation to
support the College of Chemistry [or the Department of Chemistry or the Department of
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering] on the Berkeley campus of the University of California, to be used
at the discretion of the Dean of the College [or the Chair of the Department].

*For example, “$__________” or “_______ percentage of my estate” or
“________percentage [or all] of the residue of my estate.”

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