Celebrating ways we connect with Cal
Cal’s alumni and friends enable the University to fulfill its mission of excellence in research, teaching, and public service and its commitment to educating students from all backgrounds and talents.
In these times of diminished state funding, Berkeley’s supporters — whether they attended Cal or not — recognize the value of this institution to California and far beyond. They give to core academic needs, including scholarships for undergraduates who might be the first in their families to attend college, fellowships for promising graduate students, and endowed chairs for remarkable faculty members who cultivate the next generation of scholars.
Our donors also fuel the many programs that enliven this leading public university: a world-class library system; the art and culture of Cal Performances, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology; nature and abundance at the Botanical Garden; Berkeley spirit through intercollegiate and intramural athletics; groundbreaking research from the biosciences to the social sciences — and so much more.
In this issue of Cal Futures, we share two stories of donors who give to what moves them most and, in so doing, support Cal’s incredible bounty of people and programs.