Donor and Gift Services

Donor and Gift Services provides an end-to-end spectrum of service that picks up from the point of donor solicitation and follows a gift through processing and acceptance, fund creation and management, and donor acknowledgement and recognition. It has delegated authority to accept gifts on behalf of the UC Berkeley Foundation and the UC Regents, has administrative responsibility for all private charitable contributions to UC Berkeley, representing cash and pledges of approximately $400 million annually, and manages nearly 15,000 active current use, capital and endowed gift funds. As an active advocate for donor interest, Donor and Gift Services manages an array of programs that acknowledge and recognize donors in meaningful ways, report to them on the impact of their philanthropy, and engage them with the campus.

​What We Do

  • Gift Operations accepts and receipts gifts and pledge payments.
Need help with making a gift or a pledge payment, a gift receipt or a matching gift from your employer?  
CONTACT THE GIFT OPERATIONS TEAM
Have a more general question? Contact the Gift Operations Help Desk, Call (510) 643-9789 or email gifthelp@berkeley.edu.
Need help with a receipt for a gift?  Email receipts@berkeley.edu.
Need to make an adjustment to a gift?  Email adjustments@berkeley.edu.
Need help with a corporate matching gift?  Email matchinggifts@berkeley.edu.
 
  • Pledges and Complex Gifts documents and accepts pledges, sends pledge reminders, accepts gifts of personal property (gifts-in-kind), and accepts gifts and pledge payments funded with publicly traded securities.
CONTACT THE PLEDGES AND COMPLEX GIFTS TEAM
Need help with a pledge or a payment reminder? Call (510) 642-1891 or email pledges@berkeley.edu.
Need help with a gift of publicly traded securities? Call (510) 642-6791 or email givesecurities@berkeley.edu.
Need help with a gift-in- kind? Call (510) 642-6791 or email giftinkind@berkeley.edu.
 
  • Fund Management works with campus units and financial staff to ensure funds are properly set-up so that gifts and endowment payments are distributed correctly.  In addition, Fund Management ensures that gifts and endowment payout are spent according to donor intent and sends annual stewardship and endowment financial reports to fund donors.
Need help with such things as; establishing a new fund, fund distributions, fund stewardship reports or terms or just general questions about funds? 
CONTACT THE FUND MANAGEMENT TEAM
 
  • Donor Recognition manages the acknowledgement programs for the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor University Development and Alumni Relations, and the campus-wide annual, lifelong and loyal donor recognition programs. The team produces the personalized donor annual giving report as well as the honor rolls published in the Annual Report of Philanthropy.
Need help with the Charter Hill Society, Berkeley Loyal or an Annual Giving Report?  
CONTACT THE DONOR RECOGNITION TEAM
(510) 642-4379
 

Contact Us

Leslie Banez
Director, Gift Operations, Donor and Gift Services
510-642-6855
 
John Hanley 
Director, Pledges and Complex Gifts, Donor and Gift Services
510-643-0635
 
Allison De Gros
Director, Fund Management, Donor and Gift Services
 510-643-0421
 
Katherine Galli-Kreps
Director, Donor Recognition, Donor and Gift Services
510-643-0422
 
Nancy McKinney
Executive Director, Donor and Gift Services
510-643-7664