A Brighter Tomorrow

Driven by the motto Fiat Lux, Berkeley illuminates the world.

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Explore how you can light the way for faculty, students, and research.

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Elizabeth Epifania

Bringing technology to the service of democracy

Created with a generous gift from software engineer and founder of Yardi Systems Anant Yardi ’69, the Yardi Scholarship Program encourages top-tier Berkeley students — particularly those who are the first in their families to attend college, including transfer students — to cultivate an interest in leveraging technology to advance democratic principles.

Thanks to you, we are brilliant together

Berkeley launched Light the Way, a historic effort to raise $6 billion, in February 2020. Two weeks later, COVID-19 shuttered our world — but not your generosity.

Thanks to you, we surpassed our goal. Light the Way has concluded with a total of more than $7 billion raised to support UC Berkeley’s mission as one of the world’s premier public universities, making an historic, transformative impact on our campus and around the globe.

Even with that unprecedented success, there remain critical areas where you can continue to catalyze transformation. We invite you to explore enduring priorities such as adding new faculty positions, supporting undergraduate discovery and graduate fellowships, and investing in places of possibility. Thank you for lighting the way toward Berkeley's brighter future.

Fiat Lux, and Go Bears!

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