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How It Works


  1. You send a check, wire funds, or contribute online to Berkeley.
  2. We use your donation for the purposes that you specify.

How You Benefit


Income Tax Deduction


  • Cash is the simplest and quickest asset to use to make your gift.
  • Your income tax charitable deduction is for the full amount of the gift and can be used to offset a larger percentage of your income (up to 60% of  AGI) than a gift of real estate or securities (up to 30% of AGI). Any portion of the deduction not used in the year of the gift can be carried forward for an additional five years.

*If you fund a life income gift (e.g., charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust)

How to Give

For more in-depth information, please call one of our experts at 510-642-6300.