Annual giving

Background image: Group of UC Berkeley students jumping in the air outside Sproul Hall
Image credit:
Elena Zhukova Photography

As parents, you are the most important supporters of your children’s education. By giving to Berkeley, you can help bridge the gap between tuition and state support — which only covers a portion of the cost to fully educate a student. When you give an annual, unrestricted gift, the funds can be put to immediate use supporting undergraduate programs. Every member of the Berkeley community benefits.

The Cal Parents Fund offers a meaningful way to strengthen your commitment to your student’s education. The fund provides campus leaders the flexibility to support the areas of greatest need and target resources to directly enhance the student experience.

You may also give to an area on campus with particular significance to your family. We encourage you to support your student’s undergraduate school or college, a program or sport that has impacted your child’s experience, or one of the many other exciting programs and opportunities offered at Berkeley.  Last year, more than 5,000 families contributed $3.4 million in annual support. Please make your gift today.

For more information on annual giving opportunities, contact Mary Kelley, Director of Parent and Family Philanthropy at