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Our students are afforded these transformative opportunities because our generous supporters share our vision of nurturing the next generation of leaders committed to creating a more just and equitable world. We couldn’t do our work without you. Thank you for entrusting us with your financial gifts.

Many students need financial support to participate in public service. Thanks to the commitment of individuals and organizations, through gifts large and small, more low-income Berkeley students have the opportunity to serve our community.

Each year, about 5,000 students and 200 student leaders contribute more than 140,000 hours of service to more than 150 projects. That’s a significant number, but it doesn’t meet the demand. The goal of the Public Service Center is to be able to provide every Berkeley student with the opportunity to participate in these life-changing experiences.

Our Generous Supporters

We would like to recognize the following institutions and individuals who are making a difference in the lives of students and the communities they serve.

Our Champions

These dedicated individuals are champions of our students and programs. (As we receive more permissions, we will recognize more of our supporters on this page.)

Elizabeth (Betsy) Keenan
Daniel McIntosh
Michael McGinnis

Our Partners

These foundations and partners are making it possible for more Berkeley students to help create a more just and equitable world.

Bayer Foundations
City of Berkeley
Crane Fund for Widows and Children
Irene S. Scully Family Foundation
Rogers Family Foundation
Shinnyo-en Foundation


Betsy KeenanI believe that CITC [Cal in the Capital] provides some of the best ambassadors for UC Berkeley that the University can have. Their enthusiasm, intelligence, resourcefulness, and skills are terrific AND they’re fun to be around. I hired CITC interns almost every year in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. They did research, conducted investigations and interviews with our onsite teams (including onsite at police departments, prisons, etc.), wrote reports – you name it, and they did it WELL.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Keenan, ’71 (Sociology), Former President, Cal Alumni Club of Washington, D.C.

Read Betsy Keenan’s full story.


BUILD“Being a Cal alumnus, I take great pride in the spirit and intellectual capacity of some of the brightest students in the world. I’ve been put in a fortunate position in my life where I can support the work of BUILD [Berkeley United in Literacy Development]. The true heroes are the Public Service Center staff and students who are providing mentorship to students who desperately need it.”

Brian Rogers ’95, (Business Administration) Chief Executive Officer of the Rogers Family Foundation 

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Calixtho Lopes Your contribution, and those of many others, meant that I received a scholarship from the Public Service Center to serve my community these past three years, something impossible for me to accomplish alone.

Calixtho Lopez, ’17 (Political Science) Public Service Center Leader

Read Calixtho Lopes’ story.