To Our Supporters

We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of philanthropy that has made it possible for Berkeley to work with community partners and to be a catalyst for change. First and foremost, we thank the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, their professional staff, and caring members of the Haas family whose hard questions and strategic thinking were essential to the creation the University of California, Berkeley Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (published in 2009) and for the five-year investment that made it possible for us to begin implementing the changes that have transformed Berkeley and helped us advise and consult with other colleges and universities.

Elise Haas has been our visionary partner in creating the scholarships, practical assistance, and wrap-around services for undocumented students that are being modeled at every campus of the University of California — and beyond. It was perfectly fitting that Berkeley named the first dedicated space for undocumented students in honor of Robert D. Haas, Elise’s father. As noted elsewhere, the network of philanthropy around these programs is growing through the compassion of donors large and small.

The Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society is grateful for leadership gifts from the Levi Strauss Foundation — in honor of Robert D. Haas; the endowment of six multi-disciplinary chairs by the Haas, Jr. Fund; an endowed chair by Robert D. and Colleen Haas, and additional grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Kresge Foundations.

The Destination College Advising Corps has received major support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation; New Profit, Inc.; the national College Advising Corps; and the Shortino Family Foundation. More than 30 schools and school districts throughout the state have also invested in the program to ensure they have fellows serving as full-time college advisers.

Coleman Fung is leading the charge for the creation of the first physical center for veteran services benefitting Berkeley students and for major upgrades and revisions to the Cal Veteran Service Center’s website. Soon, personnel around the world will have access to good information about the best ways to use their GI education benefits.

Fitness for All has been the beneficiary of competitive grants sponsored by Berkeley’s Chancellor; the Innovation Grants and American Cultures Engaged Scholarship programs; the National Alliance for Accessible Golf; and the Pepsi-Beverage Alliance.

To Our Berkeley Colleagues

Our deepest gratitude goes to the dozens of Berkeley students, faculty, and staff who have participated, collaborated with, or managed the projects and initiatives described in these pages. Key among these colleagues are the project and initiative leaders: Susan Akin, Gibor Basri, Billy Curtis, Andrew Eppig, Elizabeth Gillis, Liz Halimah, Veronica Hash, Marguerite Judson, Stephen Menedian, Michael Omi, Kurt Organista, john a. powell, Sidalia Reel, Victoria Robison, Amy Scharf, and Lisa Walker. Equal thanks go to our administrative support staff including Christina Bentley, Debbie Fong, Christopher Mount, Sarah O’Young Yee, Julie Rivera, Michele Robinson, and Villy Somthida.