External Relations

A full-service professional team, we deliver donor-centered and integrated editorial, design, digital, event, and logistical solutions to inspire philanthropy and engage UC Berkeley donors, alumni, parents, and students.
We are committed to helping you, the campus fundraising community, strengthen university relationships by providing donor-centered programs, events, and services. 
We also advise the university community on all matters of protocol including visits by high-ranking government officials, the UC Office of the President, Regents, and other dignitaries. 

What We Do

  • Consult on event concept and strategy development 
  • Advise on protocol, policy, and procedures 
  • Identify appropriate donor recognition gifts and event giveaway items 
  • Provide vendor and faculty speaker recommendations 
  • Manage university awards

How to Request Services

After your submission, your request will be reviewed, and you can expect follow-up within 72 hours. If approved, the assigned event manager will schedule a kick-off meeting to discuss event needs, including the timeline and logistics, invitations and guest lists, event collateral, program content, and event follow-up communication. 

Time Frame

To ensure proper planning and resources, we ask that you please submit requests as early as possible (a four- to six-month advance notice is ideal).
We provide assistance as well as consultation. Any costs incurred will be covered by the partners. 

Contact Us

Colleen Rovetti
Executive Director, External Relations and Marketing Communications