How does fundraising work at UC Berkeley?

Julie Hooper

Julie Hooper is UC Berkeley’s top fundraiser.

How important is philanthropy to the UC Berkeley campus?

On Wednesday, November 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Alumni House, Vice Chancellor for University Development and Alumni Relations Julie Hooper — the campus’s fundraising chief — will offer a behind-the-scenes look at how fundraising works, talk about the role that philanthropy plays in the campus’ emerging financial model and outline how the campus is working to  protect the university’s values and public ethos in the context of greater reliance on private sources of revenue. She will also speak about the record-breaking $569 million in donations to campus last year, and the campus intends to build on that success.

It’s this semester’s fifth edition of Campus Conversations, ar monthly series of meet-and-greet events with Berkeley leaders held by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Cookies and hot beverages will be provided. A Cal ID is required to attend.

After next week’s session with Hooper, the final Campus Conversation of the semester will feature Chancellor Carol Christ on December 12 in West Pauley Ballroom. For more information and to view previous conversations, visit

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