Lifetime Giving Societies
Lifetime giving includes all donors who have made a gift to the capital campaign, who have confirmed a planned gift to Berkeley, or who have a cumulative giving history of $100,000 or more. These are special donors who have made a lasting investment in the Berkeley’s future. These gifts have benefitted countless alumni and continue to benefit our current and future students. These donors are recognized at special appreciation events and provided reserved parking and priority seating at honors nights and commencement.
|$1 million and above
|$500,000 - $999,999
|Sword and Shield Society
|$100,000 - $499,999
|E.C. Smith Legacy Society Planned Giving
|Any dollar amount
Society for Excellence – Berkeley Fund Annual Giving Society
Donors who make annual gifts totaling $3,500 or more are honored as members of the Society for Excellence. These gifts continue a tradition of annual giving that has a rich history of supporting exceptional faculty, a diverse curriculum, scholarships, the arts, and athletics. These donors are recognized at special appreciation events and provided reserved parking and priority seating at honors nights and commencement.
|$25,000 and above
|Disciplina, Diligentia, and Integritas Society
|$10,000 - $24,999
|Cope and Mitre Society
|$5,000 - $9,999
|$3,500 - $4,999
Gold Circle Society – Berkeley Fund Annual Giving Society
The Gold Circle Society is a distinction honoring current and retired Berkeley faculty and staff members who have made a long-term commitment to Berkeley through their service and philanthropy. Recognition in the Gold Circle Society is extended to current and retired faculty and staff who have given to the Berkeley Fund for at least 10 years consecutively or 15 years cumulatively and who give in the current year. The investment of time, service, and financial support from Berkeley’s own is inspiring for students, parents, and alumni.
True Blue Bucs – Alumni Annual Giving Society
Each year, alumni give back to Berkeley by supporting scholarships and financial aid for high-achieving students in the Upper Division. The True Blue Bucs Society is a loyal giving club that recognizes and celebrates those alumni who have made annual gifts to Berkeley for at least five years consecutively.
Young Alumni Leadership Circle – Alumni Annual Giving Society
The Young Alumni Leadership Circle is a giving society for alumni from the classes of 2008 -2019, and includes membership in the Society for Excellence.
|Classes of 2008-2011
|$1,000 or more
|Classes of 2012-2015
|$500 or more
|Classes of 2016-2019
|$250 or more