Help Fund The Future of Journalism


The Final Cut Fund

A $500,000 fundraising campaign to help defray the hard costs of filmmaking—travel and shooting expenses, outlays for equipment and research.


The Marlon T. Riggs Fellowships in Documentary Filmmaking

A $700,000 fundraising drive, now under way, honors the legacy of alumnus and professor Marlon T. Riggs.


Jim Marshall Fund

$500,000 campaign in support of the J-School's Center for Photography, honoring the late Marshall, among the most renowned photographers of the 20th century.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate to the School with stocks?

For questions relating to gifts of securities to the J-School, please contact Marlena Telvick by phone at (510) 643-9411 or via email at

Can I donate by check?

Gifts may also be made through checks payable to the UC Berkeley Foundation or a stock transfer.

Mail to:
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
ATT: Development Office
121 North Gate Hall, #5860
Berkeley, CA 94720-5860
Tax ID number: 94-6090626.

How do I include the J‑School in my will?

It's easy: Just include the bequest language in your will or living trust. If you like, you can use this sample bequest language as a guide.

How can I find out if my company has a matching gifts program?

You can look up your company in our employer matching-gift using the Employer Matching Gift Search.

How do I specify that my gift is in honor of, or a memorial for, someone?

A memorial gift can help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone’s life. Honorary gifts commemorate a significant event. They can also honor someone who is still living. We strongly encourage thoughtful gestures like those. When making an online donation, please use the “Special instructions for this gift” field to note what type of gift you are making (honor/memorial) and the name of the person you are recognizing. Fellowships can also be established in someone’s memory. Obituaries can also be written to direct donations to the J-School in someone’s name in lieu of flowers.

Can I make my donation anonymous?

Yes. You will need to provide your personal information so that you can be credited for the gift. If you want your gift to be acknowledged as anonymous, please note this in the “Special Instructions for this gift” field when making an online donation, or write "anonymous' in the notes field of your check.

I would like to pledge annual donations to the J‑School. Do I need to fill out a special form?

Yes. Pledges must be made in writing and include a commitment to a specific amount and payment schedule. Pledges may be paid over a period of five years from the time of the commitment in annual, semiannual, or quarterly installments. Download a pledge card, then mail to the J-School.

What is an endowment and what is the minimum amount required to establish one at the J‑School?

An endowment is a fund established by a gift in which the donor has imposed the restriction that the principal remain intact; only income and growth from the principal (approximately 4% annually) can be used to support the stated purpose of the fund. The minimum amount is $50,000.