Donor Recognition Programs

Berkeley honors its donors in many ways:

BUILDERS OF BERKELEY

The Builders of Berkeley honors the vision, leadership, and commitment of the University of California, Berkeley’s leading benefactors since its founding in 1868. Donors whose lifetime giving totals $1 million or more are invited to become Builders of Berkeley and have their name etched on the granite monument on the steps of Doe Library.

BERKELEY LOYAL

Berkeley Loyal recognizes the campus’s most steadfast donors. When you have made gifts in each of the three most recent consecutive fiscal years you become Berkeley Loyal and are recognized for the total number of years in which you’ve made gifts to Cal.

THE CHARTER HILL SOCIETY

Your annual contributions totaling $1,000 or more to any school, college, department, or program on the Berkeley campus will establish and sustain your membership in this special philanthropy circle.

CAL PARENTS

Parents who make a $10,000 annual gift at the Charter Hill Partner Level will also be invited to a special parent breakfast reception when their student graduates.

THE BENJAMIN IDE WHEELER SOCIETY

The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society (or Wheeler Society) honors those generous individuals who have provided for Berkeley through estate planning, a life income gift, or other planned giving.