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LETTERS & SCIENCE LEADERSHIP FUND EXCELLENCE IN ARTS & HUMANITIES EXCELLENCE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES L&S UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES Advanced Study of Gender, Women, & Sexuality African American Studies American Studies Program Ancient Greek and Roman Studies Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology Anthropology Antisemitism Education Initiative Fund Art and Visual Culture of South and Southeast Asia Art of Writing Art Practice Arts Research Center (ARC) Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies Astronomy Barbara T. Christian Memorial Fund Asian Studies MA Program Baxter Liberty Initiative Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC) Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion Berkeley Language Center Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics Black Graduation Building a Just Social Sciences California Language Archive CalTeach Berkeley Cancer Research Cannabis Research Center Celtic Studies Program Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases Center for the Study of American Democracy Chair's Endowment in Demography Chicanx Latinx Studies Program Chorus Fund Cognitive Science Cognitive Science Student Experience College Writing Programs Comparative Literature Computer Science Program (L&S) Critical Theory D-Lab Demography Disability Lab and MadRadLab Douglas R. Powell Field Geography Dutch Studies Earth & Planetary Science Earth & Planetary Sciences Grad Student Support East Asian Languages & Cultures Economics Economics Graduate Student Support El-Qoulaq Memorial Fund for Palestine Studies Elaine H. Kim Korean American Studies Fund English English Graduate Student Support Ethnic Studies Ethnic Studies Changemaker Fund Ethnic Studies Library Fund Film and Media French Science@Cal Gender & Women's Studies Geography German Global Studies Gutterriez Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment Helen Mineta | Asian American Student Development History The History of Art Department Fund Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Sam Dubal Integrative Biology Interdisciplinary Studies Field (ISF) Italian Studies Jewish Studies Program John Gardner Fellowship Kishi Family Endowment | Japanese American Studies L. Ling-Chi Wang Chinese American Studies L&S Undergraduate & Interdisciplinary Studies Fund Lamb Fund Lick Observatory Linguistics Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life Mathematics Media Studies Program Medieval Studies Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures Military Science (Army ROTC) Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) Music Native American Studies Nemea Center Neuroscience Nikos Kazantzakis Current-Use Fund Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships Philosophy Physical Education Program Physics Political Economy Political Science Possibility Lab Fund Psychology Psychology Graduate Student Support Rhetoric Scandinavian The Script Encoding Initiative Slavic Languages & Literatures Social Science Matrix Social Sciences Student Experience Sociology South & Southeast Asian Studies Spanish & Portuguese Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Theater, Dance & Performance Studies Townsend Center for the Humanities UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra UC Berkeley Washington Program Undergraduate Advising VèVè A. Clark Institute
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #1: 500 Donors
A generous donor on the L&S Advisory Board will contribute $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund once the first 500 donors give to any part of the College of Letters & Science.
500 / 500 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #3: 1,500 Donors
If the College of Letters & Science recruits 1,500 donors to any of its funds, a generous donor on the L&S Advisory Board will give another $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund.
1,500 / 1,500 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #5: 2,400 Donors
A generous donor has challenged the College of Letters & Science to beat its 2023 Big Give total and secure 2,400 donors in order to unlock another $10,000 (for a total of $50,000) for the L&S Leadership Fund!
Completed
$10,000
L&S: Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Challenge
40 gifts to the Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities will unlock a $10,000 challenge grant from Kathy Kwan ’87, M.B.A. ’93, M.P.H. ’93, founder of the Eustace-Kwan Foundation, member of UC Berkeley's Board of Visitors, and Trustee Emerita of the UC Berkeley Foundation.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Fund for Excellence in Arts & Humanities Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,000 to the Fund for Excllence in Arts & Humanity.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,000
L&S: The Friends of Astronomy Fund Challenge
Once 40 gifts are made to the Friends of Astronomy Fund, we will unlock a $2,000 gift from an anonymous donor!
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
L&S: The Berkeley Language Center Fund Challenge
20 gifts to the Berkeley Language Center Fund will unlock $1,000 offered by an anonymous donor. Support the 60 languages taught on campus!
Completed
$2,500
L&S: Dutch Studies Participation Challenge
Tineke & Torsten Jacobsen will donate $2,500 in honor of Professor Johan Snapper once 10 gifts have been made to the Dutch Studies Program. Veel succes, vrinden!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
L&S: The Friends of Earth & Planetary Science Fund Challenge
Professors Inez Fung and Jim Bishop will give $10,000 once 20 gifts have been received to the Friends of EPS Fund. They are giving this in gratitude to EPS Chair Michael Manga and the remarkable EPS staff who do so much to make the department a great place to work and study. Please join them in honoring Michael Manga and the staff!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Douglas R. Powell Field Geography Fund Match
Bradford Hall Jr. B.A. '79 will be matching all gifts to the Powell Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
L&S: The Friends of Integrative Biology Fund Challenge
Once 15 gifts are made to the Friends of Integrative Biology Fund, we will unlock a $5,000 gift from an anonymous donor.
15 / 15 Donors
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Friends of Molecular & Cell Biology Match
A generous donor and friend of the MCB department will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
L&S: The Friends of Neuroscience Fund Challenge
If we get 15 gifts to The Friends of Neuroscience Fund, a matching gift of $2,500 generously provided by Heath and Carrie Lukatch will be added to the total!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$500
L&S: The Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund Challenge
Once 10 gifts are made to the Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund, we will unlock a $500 gift from Program Director Steven Murray.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Political Economy Annual Fund Match
All gifts, dollar-for-dollar, to Berkeley Political Economy will be matched up to $10,000. This match has been provided by $5,000 – Berkeley Political Economy board member Regie Eberhart; and $5,000 – Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk
Completed
$25,000
L&S: Department of Rhetoric Fund Challenge
Bettina Baig Duval will contribute $25,000 once 100 gifts are made to the Department of Rhetoric Fund.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Match
An anonymous donor will match every dollar to the Theater, Dance, Performance Studies, up to $5,000.
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #2: 1,000 Donors
A generous donor will give another $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund when 1,000 donors make gifts to any College of Letters & Science fund.
1,000 / 1,000 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #4: 2,000 Donors
A generous donor will contribute another $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund as soon as 2,000 donors give to any fund at the College of Letters & Science.
Completed
$10,000
L&S: Arts & Humanities Fund for Excellence Challenge
10 gifts to the Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities will unlock a $10,000 challenge grant from Akiko Mikumo '78 Asian Studies, L&S Advisory Board member.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Fund for Excellence in Arts & Humanities Match
An anonymous donor will match gifts to the A&H Excellence Fund one-to-one, up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
L&S: The Fund for Excellence in Biological Sciences Challenge
Once 10 gifts are made to the Excellence in Biological Sciences Fund, we will unlock a $10,000 gift from Roger Kang.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Berkeley Language Center Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $4,000 to the Berkeley Language Center.
Completed
2
Match
L&S: The Berkeley Language Center Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match gifts to the Berkeley Language Center 1:1, up to $4,000!
Completed
2
Match
L&S: The Dutch Studies Fund Match
Barbara and Doug Engmann, Economics '69, will match your gifts to the Dutch Studies Program up to $5,000 in honor of Professor Johan Snapper. Veel succes, vrienden!
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Economics Annual Fund Match
All gifts, dollar-for-dollar, to the Department of Economics will be matched up to $20,000. This match has been provided by $10,000 - Alumna Jennifer Youstra; and $10,000 –Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk
$20,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
L&S: The Friends of Integrative Biology Fund Challenge
Once 15 gifts are made to the Friends of Integrative Biology Fund, we will unlock a $5,000 gift from Marc Carrasco.
15 / 15 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S: Friends of Mathematics Fund Challenge
Once 40 gifts are made to the Friends of Mathematics Fund, we will unlock a $10,000 gift from Doug '87 and Cristina McBeth.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Friends of Molecular & Cell Biology Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 to the Friends of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB).
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
L&S: The Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund Challenge
Once 10 gifts are made to the Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund, we will unlock a $500 gift from an anonymous donor.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
L&S: Friends of Physics Challenge
An anonymous donor will contribute $20,000 once 40 gifts are made to the Friends of Physics Fund.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Psychology Annual Fund Match
Kathy Knopoff ’92 will be matching all gifts to Psychology dollar for dollar up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
L&S: The Felipe Rochon Gutterriez Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment Fund Match
Friends of Felipe will match 1:1 every dollar donated to the Felipe Rochon Gutterriez Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment Fund, up to $3,500! Your gifts to this challenge also count towards our other challenge that has a goal of 100 gifts to unlock $25,000 for the Department of Rhetoric.
$3,500 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
BIG SLICE | Areas with the Most Money Raised
The schools, colleges, and programs with the most money raised. Bragging rights only.
Rank Area of Giving Raised
1 Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science $2,181,410.00
2 Cal Athletics $1,545,727.88
3 College of Engineering $1,542,712.91
4 Haas School of Business $1,062,719.93
5 Berkeley Public Health $689,117.00
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Rank State Gifts
1 CA 1378
2 NY 63
3 MA 35
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