Builders of Berkeley

Builders of Berkeley is a tribute to the imagination and generosity of the University of California’s benefactors.

With the same daring and high hopes that brought adventurers, farmers, miners, and merchants to settle California, our early benefactors set out to create a great public university on the frontier.

Inspired by the leadership and commitment of those visionaries, generation after generation of philanthropists has come forward to help shape that dream of an Athens in the hills of California into the most distinguished public university in the history of higher education — the University of California, Berkeley.