Give to the I School

Why Give | Giving Opportunities | Corporate Partnerships | Ways to Give

Why Give?

The School of Information is pushing the frontiers of information management and systems, data science, and cybersecurity, and the support of our alumni and friends is vital to our success. With your help, we can continue to recruit the very best graduate students, attract and retain the nation’s best faculty, and support groundbreaking research at the intersection of people and technology.

We invite your consideration of these priority funding needs and welcome the opportunity to speak with you if you have questions about funding impact, giving recognition benefits, or ways to give.

Corporate Partnerships

The I School can partner with industry in a variety of ways:

  • Tailored recruitment events
  • Leading-edge research relevant to your organization
  • Branded events
  • ...and more

The I School welcomes partnerships with organizations working on the forefront of information technology, data science, and cybersecurity. Please contact Tia Foss, Director of Philanthropy, to discuss ways in which we can partner.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to give that suit a variety of tax situations or maximize your contribution to the fullest extent. Learn more about making the following types of gifts here:

  • Check and credit card gifts. Gifts of cash made through the UC Regents and the UC Berkeley Foundation are equally tax-deductible and are used for the purposes specified by you. Download a giving form to mail in with your gift.

  • Securities. Gifts of appreciated securities can be made to one of two brokerage firms at the UC Berkeley Foundation. Visit the frequently asked questions page on UC Berkeley’s giving site and click “Securities” to find out which one is best for you, or contact the UC Berkeley Foundation at (510) 642-6791 or givesecurities@berkeley.edu.

  • Matching Gifts. Many employers will double or even triple their employees’ philanthropic contributions through a matching gift program. To see if your organization has a matching gift program, visit the frequently asked questions page on UC Berkeley’s giving site and scroll down to “Employer Matching Gift Search” or contact your company’s human resources department.

  • 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. Contact Shanti Corrigan, Senior Director of Philanthropy, or visit the Office of Gift Planning website for additional information.

  • Donor Advised Funds. Please see the Donor Advised Funds section on the frequently asked questions page on UC Berkeley’s giving site for complete instructions.

  • 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 University donor and gift services for help with a wire transfer or ACH transfer at either (510) 643-9789 or gifthelp@berkeley.edu.

  • More information. Need more information? Please email philanthropy@ischool.berkeley.edu, call UC Berkeley Donor and Gift Services at (510) 643-9789, or visit their frequently asked questions page.

Last updated: June 13, 2024