Principal Gifts

The Principal Gifts group works with alumni and friends who have the passion, dedication, and capacity to make a transformational impact at Berkeley through involvement and philanthropy. We assist the Chancellor and other campus leaders in engaging these individuals as partners, according to their interests and expertise, with the University’s mission and priorities.

What We Do

  • Connect key alumni and friends integrally with the campus as advisors/lead volunteers who help sustain Berkeley’s core values, build on our strengths, and advance our high-priority initiatives
  • Provide leadership on the campus for effectively engaging ambitious philanthropy that touches multiple parts of the University and has long-term, far-reaching effects
  • Ensure that our most generous individual donors have a satisfying experience, including thoughtful, coordinated, and appreciative engagement by the campus and opportunities to connect directly with the positive impact of their philanthropy
  • Help build relationships with key partners who can serve as powerful advocates for Berkeley, bringing the story of our unique and critical contributions to society — as well as our opportunities and priorities for the future — to a range of external constituents.

Contact Us

Jenny Cutting
Executive Director, Principal Gifts
510-643-0415
jcutting@berkeley.edu