University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) encompasses the UC Berkeley Foundation. UDAR increases support for and enhances knowledge of UC Berkeley through communications, public outreach, and fundraising. The department is responsible for centralized fundraising and donor engagement, and works to strengthen unit development offices by consulting and partnering with campus fundraisers.

The UC Berkeley Foundation is also the university’s primary vehicle for enlisting fundraising volunteers from the private sector. The Foundation is staffed by University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) leadership.