Giving to the Statistics Department
Whether you are a Berkeley alumna or alumnus hoping to help out your alma mater, or are simply wondering how your support can make a difference, you have come to the right place. You can help ensure the department continues to be a leading Statistics program in the nation, meeting our mission of educating leaders, creating knowledge, and serving society.
There are many ways of making charitable contributions to our department. Depending on the amount of the gift, desired frequency of your donations, and other personal preferences, we can find the best options for your gift. If you would like to discuss your gift, please contact the Director of Communications and External Relations.
We have two primary funds. Both are discretionary, allowing the department to use your generous support where it is needed the most. Donations to either fund can be made securely online on the Give to Berkeley site by clicking on the blue boxes below:
Friends of Statistics
This general fund supports our seminar series, upgrades to our instructional equipment and classrooms, annual funds to both the graduate and undergraduate student associations, professional development opportunities for our staff, among other things.
Statistics Graduate Student Support Fund
This discretionary graduate student fund was established to provide competitive support packages for graduate students so the department is able to continue to attract and retain the world's top talent. It is also used to provide travel grants and professional development opportunities for graduate students.
Additional Gift Funds
You may also donate to one of the following established gift funds. You can click on each fund to learn more about them. Donations to these funds can no longer be made online. Please use the mail-in form (found at the bottom of this page) and under the section, “Please designate my gift/pledge to:”, check “other” and indicate the department and the entire fund name.
Additional Graduate Student Funds
- The Peter & Nancy Bickel Graduate Student Support Fund
- The David Blackwell Fund
- The Leonard Chung-Wei Cheng Graduate Student Support Fund in Statistics
- The Jonathan Widgoff Shapiro Memorial Prize
- The Sally & Terry Speed Graduate Student Support Fund
- The KAG Graduate Student Travel Fund
Industrial Alliance Program
Companies interested in supporting the department may view existing examples of support and partnerships in our discussion of Industrial Relations.