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It’s golden: Light the Way raises $7.37 billion

One of the largest capital campaigns launched by any public or private U.S. university — Light the Way: The Campaign for Berkeley — has come to an official and impressive end. Its ambitious $6 billion goal was vastly surpassed, with more than $7.37 billion raised — the largest total in history for any public university and for any university without a medical school.

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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