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Discover the Benefits of Gift Planning

Planned gifts provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities and shape our future.

Since its founding, UC Berkeley has benefited from visionary supporters who made planned gifts. Their generosity has been used to support undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty chairs, research, infrastructure, and other campus priorities.

A planned gift may enable you to make a more significant gift than you thought possible while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic and estate planning goals. A planned gift may also provide you with significant tax benefits. To that end, there are a myriad of easy giving options from which you can choose - from naming us as a beneficiary in your will to a more complex trust arrangement.

For more information, please call the GSE's Office of Development and External Relations at (510) 643-9784, or call University Relations' Office of Gift Planning at (510) 642-6300. You may also visit the Office of Gift Planning website.

The Wheeler Society

A Strong Tradition of Charitable Support

Planned giving donors have provided essential philanthropic support that has enabled UC Berkeley to become one of the world’s great universities. The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society was established in 1987 to recognize and honor these visionary individuals.

The Graduate School of Education and the Wheeler Society

You may designate a gift in your estate plan to support the advancement of the Graduate School of Education. Your gift will have a tremendous impact on our ability to support aspiring educators, ensure faculty excellence, and advance scholarly inquiry in the field of education.

With your planned gift, you may join the Wheeler Society and be recognized for your remarkable commitment to Education.

Stay Connected

Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society members enjoy an array of benefits. These include exclusive invitations to the summer Wheeler Society Tea hosted by the Chancellor, as well as to other campus athletic and cultural events. Members also receive the Cal Futures newsletter, which contains crucial philanthropic and estate planning information along with engaging stories of how Cal’s alumni and friends are shaping the University’s future.

For more information about joining the Wheeler Society and designating your gift to support GSE, please contact the Office of Development and External Relations at (510) 643-9784, or University Relations’ Office of Gift Planning at (510) 642-6300. You may also visit the Office of Gift Planning website