Support our College

Make Your Gift Today

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.

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:

Dean's Society

We have created a roster of Dean's Circles and Donor 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.

Dean's Circles
Lewis $100,000+
Latimer $50,000-$99,999
Giauque $25,000-$49,999
Seaborg $10,000-$24,999
Donor Clubs
Wilke $5,000-$9,999
Calvin $2,500-$4,999
Tobias $1,000-$2,499
Hildebrand GOLD* $250-$999

*Only graduates of the last decade (GOLD) qualify

Your gifts totaling $1,000 or more will also establish your membership in The Charter Hill Society — Berkeley’s campus-wide donor recognition program. To learn more, please visit the Charter Hill website.

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.

Student Campaigns

Join your classmates in supporting our Big Give and Student Campaigns efforts to help shape the future of our College and student experience. To learn more, contact Angie Coleman-Levy at

Contact Us

Lauren Haney Provost
Senior Assistant Dean, College Relations & Development
(510) 643-9351

Mindy Rex
Senior Director, Strategic and Philanthropic Partnerships
(510) 642-9506

Camille Olufson
Senior Director, Strategic and Philanthropic Partnerships
(510) 643-7379

Adam Farrish
Associate Director, College Relations & Development
(510) 643-5720

Zareen N. Khan 
Associate Director, College Relations & Development
(510) 643-8054

Position vacant
Assistant Director of Advancement Services & Donor Relations
(510) 643-1497

Mailing Address

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

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, parents 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. 

Impact Report

The 2022 College Impact Report is now available.

The College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley relies on vital support from every part of our community — from major-gift donors and corporate benefactors to our thousands of alumni, parents and students who contribute yearly via our annual funds. This year's report highlights outcomes from giving over the last year.

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

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.


financial support

Distillation colum donated by the Chevron Corp.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, Strategic and Philanthropic Partnerships
(510) 642-9506

Employment Recruiting

For undergraduate recruiting, please contact the campus Career Center.

For graduate student recruiting in either department, please contact:

Department of Chemistry
Please email:

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Carlet Altamirano, Graduate Student Advisor
(510) 642-1533