Support Berkeley Public Health

Help us fight for health as a human right.

At the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, we believe that everyone, everywhere, has the right to a healthy life. As the School of Public Health celebrates 75 years of advancing health for all in California, the nation and around the world, there is no better time to invest in the future of our work.

UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health (SPH) was the first school of its kind west of the Mississippi. Today, with more than 15,000 alumni, it is a leading institution in public health education and research—consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 schools of public health. Our mission is to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through radical collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research on the major public health threats and opportunities of today and tomorrow.

Our distinguished legacy on a campus with a strong commitment to social justice provides a unique position from which to lead change, and the faculty, students, and alumni have been defending health as a human right in our local and global communities for 75 years.

Help us to train the next generation of health leaders

Each year, more than 400 undergraduates and 700 graduate students attend 250 courses at the School of Public Health. Financial support for students will help ensure that the School can train the next generation of diverse and committed public health professionals, in and out of the classroom.

Help us to build and keep our impressive faculty

Berkeley faculty are not only preeminent researchers who make pioneering contributions to the field, they are also great teachers and mentors, passing the baton to future scholars, practitioners, and agents of change. Support for our faculty enables us to bring practice into the classroom by hiring and retaining outstanding lecturers and professors.

Help us to research to solve local and global problems

We develop and apply innovative methods to solve the biggest public health challenges. We collaborate with individuals and communities, industry, and policymakers—and we benefit from access to UC Berkeley partners. Our areas of research focus include Global Change and Health, Inequality and Health, and Data Science, Technology and Health.

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Ways to Give

Join Our Dean’s Circle

Give $1,000 or more to become a member of our Dean’s Circle, who receive complimentary copies of The Wellness Letter, reserved seating at our Dean’s Speaker Series events, and invitations to exclusive community events.

Leave a Legacy at Berkeley Way

Gifts of $75,000 or more will be recognized with the opportunity to name a room in honor of yourself or a loved one in our new Healthy Futures building on Berkeley Way. Payments towards your gift can be made over a time period of up to 5 years (e.g. $15K per year for 5 years).

Make a Gift Online

You can make a gift to our top priorities, the unrestricted School of Public Health fund and the Student Experience Fund (which funds the School’s internship placement, leadership development, career advising, and diversity services) at give.berkeley.edu/publichealth . You can also search for other giving opportunities by fund name or number, keyword, or school, college, or department.

When making a gift, consider selecting a recurring monthly, quarterly, or annual payment. Let us know if your gift is in memory or in honor of someone special to you.

Mail a Check

Checks should be made payable to: UC Foundation.
Please include the Foundation Tax ID #94-6090626

To make your gift by mail, you may send your check or money order to:

University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Office of External Relations and Development
2121 Berkeley Way, Room 5302
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

Make a Planned Gift

Your legacy gift may enable you to make more significant support than you thought possible while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic, and estate planning goals.

UC Berkeley’s Office of Gift Planning offers a comprehensive website featuring online tools that guide you through a variety of gift options from IRA Rollovers to Gifts of Insurance to Bequests and more. For more information, please visit UC Berkeley Gift Planning website.

Make a Gift of Securities

Transfer gifts of securities to one of the UC Berkeley Foundations brokerage accounts by filling out one of the transfer forms below.

If the securities are easily and quickly traded, and may not require special handling, please transfer them to our account with Charles Schwab. For more complex securities or those that require special handling, please transfer them to our account with UBS Financial Services. (If you are unsure about which form/broker to use, please contact us at 510.642.6791 or givesecurities@berkeley.edu.)

When you have filled out the transfer form, please provide a copy to your broker and send a copy to us at givesecurities@berkeley.edu. We cannot sell securities without first identifying the donor.


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Questions About Giving?

Don’t hesitate to contact Priya Mehta, assistant dean of Strategy and External Relations, at (510) 664-7983.

For Faculty and Staff:

If you are a UC Berkeley employee, you may contribute on a monthly basis to the UC Berkeley School of Public Health via payroll deduction. Go to the payroll auto-donations page for more information.