At Berkeley, as with all independent schools, contributions are vital to the life and mission of the school. Money raised beyond tuition through the Berkeley Fund-annual giving program provides the solid financial support necessary to continue the exciting and innovative programs we want every Berkeley student to experience. Large gifts may be pledged over a three to five year period and common types of contributions include gifts of cash, stock, bonds, and other negotiable securities. The opportunities that are made available to our students through these gifts are the heart of what makes a Berkeley education so exceptional. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement for more information.