Your donation provides a powerful combination of financial assistance, college success programming, and mentoring support. Because of donors like you, BCS scholars graduate at 6x the national rate of their peers. You are having an impact. You are bridging the gap. You are making the future brighter for more Berkeley youth.
Your Donation Supports…
Freshman care packages
One semester’s worth of textbooks
Toolkits for 25 new mentors
Community College High Hopes Scholarship for 1 year
Community College High Hopes Program for 2 years
Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Scholarship for 1 year
Bachelor’s Degree High Hopes Scholarship for 2 years
Berkeley Community Scholars is a charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to Berkeley Community Scholars are tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170. Our tax id is 94-3264327.
We are grateful for those in the community who have joined us in the past to provide access to our four-tiered approach of advising, mentoring, career readiness, and scholarships. The following community members ensured funding for the entire journey of a scholar in either our bachelor’s or community college programs for the 2022 scholarship cohort:
Deborah Arthur & Jeffrey Soller Battle Family Foundation The Bayer Foundation Berkeley Rotary Club Carol Brosgart & Joseph Gross Louise & Jacob Epstein Debra Farb & Eric Sippel Mary & Stan Friedman Susie & Rob Goodin Melinda Haag & Chuck Fanning
Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau Stephen Isaacs Dina Honda Dr. Sucheta Jawalkar & Oseyi Ikuenobe Deborah Lewis & Martin Myers Stephanie McKown & John Brennan Karen and Michael Meryash The Nancy P. & Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation
Beth Sawi (In Memoriam David Sawi) Patricia & Merrill Shanks John Stahl Ann Smulka & Bob Blackburn Marcia Tanner Susan Taylor & Robert Fabry Ama Torrance The Voleon Group Wareham Development Corporation