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Frequently Asked Questions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts may also be made through checks payable to the UC Berkeley Foundation or a stock transfer.
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
ATT: Development Office
121 North Gate Hall, #5860
Berkeley, CA 94720-5860
Tax ID number: 94-6090626.
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.
You can look up your company in our employer matching-gift using the Employer Matching Gift Search.
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.
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.
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.
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.