The reality of private funds

CAMPUS ISSUES: Recent fundraising successes prove that UC Berkeley can, and should, successfully draw on private funds when necessary.

When UC Berkeley recently wrapped up a private fundraising challenge two years ahead of schedule, the campus proved how vital alternate funding sources are for a strong academic environment. And though concerns about privatization are warranted to a certain extent, it is encouraging to see substantial sums of private money
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Campus completes fundraising challenge two years earlier than anticipated

UC Berkeley has established 100 new faculty chairs and gained more than $220 million in endowment funding over the last five years as part of a fundraising challenge, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced Monday. The campus completed the unprecedented Hewlett Challenge two years earlier than anticipated by raising $110
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