Stories worth telling
Call us audacious, but we set out to raise $3 billion the same week in 2008 that Wall Street and the global economy crashed. But we fought back, and you pulled us through. More than 281,000 donors raised a record $3.13 billion — reinforcing Berkeley’s stature as a preeminent teaching and research university that is beloved and supported worldwide.
We are pleased to share more than 40 stories and videos that illustrate the broad impact of your generosity. Explore the story list below, or sort by “Students,” “Faculty,” “Research,” or “Videos” above. Learn about scholarships and fellowships that keep the dream of a Berkeley education alive, endowed faculty chairs that support teaching and research, and new research initiatives and facilities that aim to improve the human condition.
Although these are just a handful of thousands of campaign success stories, they show how Berkeley emerged victorious — without compromising our public ideals or commitment to excellence. We hope you take pride in everything you do for this extraordinary university.