Help Berkeley Mathematics! Visit the Give to Cal website to make a gift:
Make a gift to Mathematics (use this for all gifts except to the next two funds)
Make a gift to the Shoshichi Kobayashi Memorial Fund
Find out what happens to your gifts at Give to Cal website
The department welcomes gifts to a variety of funds, be they general-purpose funds to be used for the department's greatest needs, donations in memory of our former colleagues, or for specific purposes such as grad student fellowship support, undergraduate scholarships, visitors and distinguished lecture series, student prizes, etc.
The Department of Mathematics wishes to thank all alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends who support the Department.
A Note on Strategic Priorities
The Department of Mathematics is working hard to maintain its excellence in all aspects of research and education and to bridge the resource gap that separates us from our better-funded peers. For this we continue to rely crucially on donations from alumni and friends of the Department. Here are some of the department’s current top priorities:
Graduate Student Fellowships are vitally needed to enable the department to make competitive, attractive offers to the very strongest applicants to our graduate program, who are otherwise often lured by our private peers with offers of higher stipends and lower teaching loads. To establish a named fellowship, please contact our staff below. Individual contributions to Graduate Student Fellowships can be made to the Mathematics fund, to the Calvin and Doris Moore Graduate Student Support Fund in Mathematics or, for international students specifically, the Shoshichi Kobayashi Memorial Fund.
Endowed Faculty Chairs are needed in order to improve the department’s ability to make competitive offers for the recruitment and retention of world-class faculty.
- Research Visitor Funds make it easier to invite high-profile visitors to visit Berkeley to deliver lectures in our department or collaborate with our
faculty. These intellectual exchanges are of tremendous value to our research and education.
Besides these specific goals, we welcome gifts to the department’s discretionary fund, which give the Chair of the Department much-needed flexibility in funding graduate student recruitment, parts of the faculty recruitment process, research travel for graduate students, and many other initiatives that make our program competitive and rewarding. Give to the Mathematics fund.
We also note that a number of student prizes are supported by donations.
Dorothea Klumpke Roberts Prize in Mathematics: Established by Mrs. Dorothea Klumpke Roberts, Astronomer, in honor of her parents and husband. A cash prize is awarded to a senior or seniors who have demonstrated truly exceptional scholarship in mathematics.
Percy Lionel Davis Award for Excellence in Scholarship in Mathematics: Established by the daughter of Percy Lionel Davis in honor of her father, who graduated in Engineering in 1913. A cash prize is awarded to a senior of seniors who have demonstrated excellent scholarship in mathematics.
Herbert Alexander Prize: The Herbert Alexander Prize was established in his memory by family and friends of Herbert Alexander, a distinguished analyst who received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1968. A cash prize is awarded for an outstanding dissertation in pure mathematics.
Bernard Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics: Established in 1966 as a memorial to Bernard Friedman, a distinguished applied mathematician and ninth Chairman of the Department of Mathematics. A cash prize is awarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated ability to do research in applied mathematics.
Nikki Kose Memorial Teaching Prize: Established in 1981 as a memorial to Nariaki (Nikki) Kose, a graduate student from Japan who died in a mountaineering accident in the summer of 1980. A cash prize is awarded to a Graduate Student Instructor in Mathematics for truly exceptional teaching performance.
We invite you to join us in keeping UC Berkeley Mathematics strong through your gifts to the department. All donations, large or small, are greatly valued. You may choose whether to direct your gift toward a specific goal of your choice or to have your donation used for our most pressing needs at the department’s discretion.
For further information, please contact Maria Hjelm, Sr. Development Director, email: mhjelm [at] berkeley [dot] edu and Nicholas Cole, Director of Development, email: ncole [at] berkeley [dot] edu.
Ways to Support
Thank you for considering a gift to the UC Berkeley Math Department. There are several different ways to support our department:
- Credit / Debit: Give online using your credit or debit card by using one of the links at the top of this page, or at https://give.berkeley.edu/math.
Checks or Cash: Gifts made through the UC Regents and the UC Berkeley Foundation are equally tax-deductible and are used for the purposes specified by the donor.
Download a giving form to fill out and mail it in: Simplified Form (Math department specific), Standard Form (Campus-wide).
Wire transfer/ACH transfer: Wire transfers are most commonly used for gifts made from outside the United States. You should alert UC Berkeley that a wire transfer has been made. Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers, on the other hand, can be sent only from domestic banks, and a unique routing number must be used for ACH transfers: 121000358. ACH transfers will not work from international banks.
Please contact us for help with a wire transfer or ACH transfer at either 510.642.6855 or gifthelp [at] berkeley [dot] edu.
- Securities and gifts-in-kind: For securities and gifts-in-kind, please contact us at 510.642.6791, by fax at 510.643.6770, or at givesecurities [at] berkeley [dot] edu.
- Planned gifts: 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 real estate planning goals. UC Berkeley’s Office of Gift Planning offers a comprehensive Web site featuring online tools that guide you through a variety of gift options. UC Berkeley’s Office of Gift Planning offers a comprehensive web site featuring online tools that guide you through a variety of gift options.
- Corporate and foundation philanthropy: Connect with us about strategic partnerships with corporations and foundations. The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) facilitates and strengthens strategic corporate and foundation partnerships for the University of California, Berkeley. Corporate and Foundation Relations Web Site
- Matching Gifts: Hundreds of companies currently match their employees’ gifts to UC Berkeley. You receive full credit for your matching gifts for the purposes of recognition and benefits. For receipting and tax reasons, the matched portion of the gift must be recorded on the corporation’s record. You can use our matching gift search tool to see if your company participates in matching charitable gifts.
- Memorial and Honorary Gifts: A memorial gift can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life. Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event or someone who is still living. Families of those so honored will be notified of your gift; the amount, however, remains a private matter. If you are interested in making a memorial or honorary gift, please make sure to provide the appropriate information when you make or submit your gift. Questions? Please mhjelm [at] berkeley [dot] edu (contact us).
- Other ways to support: There are several other ways to support Berkeley. Check out the FAQ. University representatives are available to assist you in navigating the many giving options and structuring a gift that is right for you.
Please contact our fundraising team with any additional questions:
- Maria Hjelm, Sr. Development Director
Email: mhjelm [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Work: (510) 642-5979 — Cell: (925) 457-1500 — Fax: (510) 643-7819
- Nicholas Cole, Director of Development
Email: ncole [at] berkeley [dot] edu
Work: (510) 643-2227 — Cell: (412) 944-8196