Who are the Builders of Berkeley?

The University of California, Berkeley’s leading benefactors since its founding in 1868 are recognized as Builders of Berkeley. These visionary philanthropists, whose total personal giving is valued at $1 million or more, are celebrated for their role in creating the greatness of the university by having their names etched on the granite walls of the Builders of Berkeley monument. Each year, the university is honored to add the names of new benefactors to this monument, creating a living legacy and teaching future generations about the essential role of philanthropy in the history and future of UC Berkeley.