Welcome from the executive director

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Randi Silverman

At Berkeley, we pride ourselves in delivering a world-class education to the best and brightest. At the Office of Gift Planning, we pride ourselves in helping alumni, friends, and supporters like you make planned gifts that fit your philanthropic, financial, and estate planning goals.

Our team accomplishes this by adhering daily to a core set of values:

  • Accuracy: With many combined years of estate and gift planning expertise, our knowledgeable team of experts can offer you guidance, perspective, and hands-on support. We also provide resources on this site to help you understand the many options available.
  • Accessibility: You can contact us by telephone, email, postal mail, or website at your convenience; we will usually get back to you the same day, and always within 48 hours. If you call during business hours, you will likely speak with a gift planning officer right away.
  • Transparency: We aim to communicate with you as clearly and often as needed. Our efforts are built toward your positive gift planning experience.

We hope you find the information on this site useful. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fiat Lux,

Randi B. Silverman, J.D.
Executive Director, Office of Gift Planning