College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR Giving Societies

To express our heartfelt appreciation, CNR has established giving societies with benefits to donors.

Gifts at all levels provide the necessary support that sustains excellence in research, teaching, and outreach programs at the College. Your gift of $250 or more make you a distinguished member of one of CNR's giving societies.

The Hilgard Society, our premiere society, is named after the first Dean of the College, Dr. Eugene Woldemar Hilgard (1833-1916). Dr. Hilgard's distinguished leadership and energetic promotion of science and the service of community defined the beginnings of the College.

Giving Society Donor Benefits

The Hilgard Society

Green Circle
$250 - $999

  • a personal concierge at the College
  • invitations to special events at the College
  • recognition on CNR's honor rolls displayed in the Giannini Hall

The Educator's Society


Golden Poppy Circle
$1,000 - $4,999

Valley Quail Circle
$5,000 - $9,999

  • all of the above AND
  • recognition in CNR publications
  • Invitation to our annual thank you event to mingle with other generous CNR supporters

The Discovery Society


Golden Trout Circle
$10,000 - $24,999

California Grizzly Bear Circle
$25,000 - $49,999

  • all of the above AND
  • more...

The Sustainability Society


California Redwoods Circle
$50,000 - $99,999

California Dogface Butterfly Circle
$100,000 to $499,999

  • all of the above AND
  • more...

The Global Change Society


California Gray Whale Circle
$500,000 - $999,999

I Love you, California Circle
$1,000,000+

  • all of the above AND
  • more...