reports greatest number of gifts given in one year from alumni
José Rodríguez, Development Communications
- A record number of nearly 75,000 gifts was made to the University
of California, Berkeley in the 1999-2000 fiscal year ending
June 30, 2000. The contributions by alumni and friends of
the campus totalled some $201.4 million.
months to go before UC Berkeley completes its Campaign for
the New Century, the campus so far has raised more than $1.2
billion, exceeding its $1.1-billion fundraising goal.
"I am gratified
at the level of support of our alumni and friends," said Chancellor
Robert M. Berdahl. "This support is essential for keeping
UC Berkeley at the forefront of teaching, research and public
service in the 21st century."
in the 1999-2000 fiscal year, including gifts from corporations
and foundations, are as follows:
for the New Century helps faculty and students directly through
increased professorships, fellowships and scholarships, with
new endowments ensuring benefits well into the new century.
Chancellor's Millennium Fund, a $50-million component of the
drive, is helping Berdahl restore the strength of the University
Library, create Chancellor's Chairs for new faculty, and expand
the statewide K-12 outreach efforts of the Berkeley Pledge.
As a public
university which has seen its share of state support dwindle-from
more than half of the campus's budget in 1985 to a third today-UC
Berkeley, through the efforts of its faculty and staff, has
worked diligently to forge stronger connections with its alumni
and friends around the world.
for the New Century was launched publicly in 1996 and is designed
to help continue attracting, supporting, and retaining the
best faculty and students at UC Berkeley. Since the campaign
began in 1993, the percentage of alumni who give to UC Berkeley
has increased by 50 percent.