Radiant Results

Shining a light on your tremendous support for Rausser College during the Light the Way campaign

'Light The Way - The Campaign for Berkeley' logo

In February 2020, UC Berkeley launched the public phase of Light the Way, a historic effort to raise $6 billion. Two weeks later, COVID-19 shuttered the world—but not your generosity. The ten-year, campus-wide campaign officially closed last December, and we’re delighted to report that with gifts from 5,608 donors, Rausser College of Natural Resources exceeded our original goal of $125 million by $63.2 million. We ended the campaign with total funds raised at $188,210,049—50% over our original target!

Our priorities for the campaign included bolstering graduate student funding; creating more opportunities for undergraduate research and discovery; advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ) activities; and supporting faculty and innovative research programs.

Here, we share campaign highlights and extend our deepest gratitude to all of you who, by making a gift of any size to any Rausser College fund during the campaign, fueled the education, research, and outreach that will make Rausser College’s next fifty years even more impactful than our first.

Philanthropic funding is a vital catalyst for Rausser College’s financial sustainability, academic excellence, and societal impact. Your support fosters innovation, enables student scholarship and experiences, and furthers cutting-edge research initiatives for the public good.

Thank you!