College Support

Thanks to Berkeley

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Philanthropy continues to play a vitally important role in the success of the University and academic units like the College of Natural Resources. Thanks in large part to the tremendous loyalty and generosity of alumni, donors, and friends of the College, the Campaign for Natural Resources, which closes December 31, 2013, has raised more than $71 million of its $72 million goal.

These funds will have a meaningful impact on virtually every aspect of the College’s mission, from teaching to research to community outreach. Private gifts are helping to keep Berkeley competitive, academically strong, and affordable for students despite the tough road back from the economic crisis and the state’s reduction in funding to the University.

CNR’s students, faculty, and alumni are pursuing science and careers that have a direct impact on the world; they are at the forefront of solving society’s greatest environmental, social, and health challenges. CNR is driven by its responsibility to the next generation. The College can only fulfill its mission in partnership with you. Our continued thanks for your investment in today and tomorrow.

Click here for a slideshow of some Campaign for Natural Resources participants.

Audrey Ragsac: “Cal helped me find my calling!”

Audrey Ragsac is pursuing a Ph.D. in biology at the University of Washington. At Cal she received a grant through the Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research Program to study coast redwood population genetics, which she says helped inspire her to pursue graduate school.

George Judge: “Excellence in the search for knowledge”

At age 87, George Judge, agricultural and resource economics professor emeritus, still writes journal articles and books and works with students. Judge created an endowed graduate student support fund through the Chancellor’s Challenge.

Kass Green: “Berkeley taught me how to think.”

Kass Green is a leader in geospatial technology, a former chair of the CNR Advisory Board, and a major supporter of CNR’s Geospatial Innovation Facility. Her husband Gene is also a Cal alumnus.

George A. Miller: “Cal taught me to live, to care and to try.”

George A. Miller was the first to heed the call for the Hewlett Challenge, creating The Thomas J. Graff Endowed Chair in honor of his longtime friend and colleague.

Give to CNR

Making on online gift is easy. Go to givetocal.berkeley.edu and search on “CNR.”