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Gender & Women's Studies Annual Fund

Your donation could make it possible for a student to attend a conference to present his/her work, to cover transportation costs for an undergraduate interning at a local non-profit agency, or to help bring a feminist scholar from the Global South to campus to speak to our students. The flexible nature of this fund allows the department’s leadership to address both strategic challenges and opportunities. Even small contributions will help support the basic operational needs of our small but vibrant department.

Gifts from our alumni and friends will ensure that the Gender & Women’s Studies Department remains one of the most distinguished in the world, and the full impact of your gift is felt within the department. Thank you for helping to support feminist studies at Berkeley!

Interested in making a gift via check or credit card? Please fill out this form and send it to the following address:

Gift Services
University of California, Berkeley
1995 University Ave, Suite 400
Berkeley, CA 94704-1070

Contact the Chair of GWS if you wish to discuss possibilities for a major gift, including contributions to our graduate education endowment fund.

The Fund for the Advanced Study of Gender, Women, and Sexuality

This Fund, endowed by Professor Barrie Thorne in Fall 2010, will support graduate student research in women, gender, and sexuality studies.

The Fund will be used to support high-achieving graduate students attending the University of California, Berkeley who have demonstrated a commitment to the study of women, gender, and sexuality. Funds will be used for such things as summer funding, travel support and dissertation fellowships.

Once this newly established fund reaches maturity, grants will begin to be distributed. A call for applications will be posted when ready.

Charter Hill Society

The members of the Charter Hill Society for Gender & Women’s Studies are a community of committed donors who make a three-year pledge of $1,000 or more per year to the Gender & Women’s Studies Annual Fund. Your support will ensure that Berkeley GWS students and faculty continue to do their best work, supporting cutting-edge research and outstanding teaching.

How to Join

Option 1: To join today, please enter your gift amount below.

Make a 3-year gift to Join the GWS Charter Hill Society


Option 2: For more information about joining the Charter Hill Society for Gender & Women’s Studies, email or fill out this form to hear back from one of our associates.

Why Join?

Charter Hill Society donors are making possible exciting directions in our graduate and undergraduate student academic and research experiences. Support from Charter Hill helps Berkeley Gender & Women’s Studies sustain its excellence in all domains, ensuring that future generations of students continue to thrive and gain valuable experience in the ground breaking research that GWS faculty conduct.

What is the impact of my support?

  • Your support to the Annual Fund provides transformational support for our highest priorities in teaching and research
  • Your investment helps secure and improve the experience and support of our exceptional graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty.
  • You join a group of leaders in the community of UC Berkeley supporters

What are the benefits?

  • Participate in events with Charter Hill members from around the College of Letters & Science. Recent lectures and events have featured Nobel Laureates and leading figures in sports, government, and entertainment.
  • Opportunities to network with fellow Gender and Women’s Studies alumni around the world.