Personal Donor Stories

Planned gifts play an important role in keeping a Berkeley education accessible to talented students, enabling cutting-edge research, and in other ways supporting the University's all-around excellence. Here are stories illustrating how different types of planned gifts are directly benefitting and furthering the work of our great university.

To learn about the gift type, please click on the gift name. To read the donor story, please click on the donor image.

Gifts Berkeley Can use Today

Appreciated Securities

Peter Avenali '39 and
Joan Avenali

Real Estate

Russell Ellis

Gifts That Pay You Back

Charitable Gift Annuity -- Deferred

Joan Lam '62

Remainder Unitrust

T.Z. Chu '58 & Irmgard Chu

Charitable Gift Annuity -- Immediate

Dr. Chat Chatterjee '71 and Ellen Chatterjee

Gifts For Berkeley's Future


Bill Ford and Grace Ford '37

Retirement Plan

Robert O. Briggs '51