Campanile tower, UC Berkeley

A planned gift to Berkeley could be the smartest investment you ever make. These gifts offer creative and flexible strategies for you to pursue your charitable and financial goals while supporting the campus work most important to you. Making a planned gift gives you the satisfaction of supporting the Institute of Governmental Studies in building a better California — and a better world — for generations to come.

A planned gift can help you in a number of ways:

  • Increase your current income or provide income for a loved one
  • Reduce your income tax immediately
  • Reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes on the transfer of appreciated assets
  • Pass assets to family members or others at a reduced tax cost
  • Make a larger gift to IGS than you thought possible

For more information about the options best suited to your age and life circumstances, please contact UC Berkeley’s Office of Gift Planning:

The Office of Gift Planning
University of California, Berkeley
1995 University Ave Ste 401
Berkeley, CA 94704-1058
Telephone: 510-642-6300
Toll-free: 800-200-0575
Fax: 510-643-8066
Email: opg [at] 
The experts at the Office of Gift Planning are here to help you. You can contact them directly to discuss your planned giving options or email igs [at] and we will facilitate your request.