Annual Giving

Giving to Haas

Gift impacts

Supporting People, Sustaining Excellence, Advancing Our Business Education Model

A truly innovative business curriculum. Excellence in teaching. High-impact research. A dedication to addressing society's challenges through forward-thinking business solutions. All are points of pride for people in the Haas School community. Your gifts to the Haas Fund — a Haas tradition — are key to sustaining those distinctions. You can direct your gift to any of the following areas, all essential to the Haas School's mission.

School-wide support

Gifts toward school-wide support sustain the core of the Haas School. Forty percent of all gifts in this category goes toward student scholarships, fellowships, and services. Twenty percent supports faculty research, recruitment, and retention. Twenty percent goes for alumni events, Haas@Cal online affinity groups for alumni, and alumni chapters. And 20 percent supports Dean Lyons' initiatives.

Dean Lyons' initiatives

Each year, opportunities arise to advance the Haas School's unique business leadership model. By enabling Dean Lyons to say "yes" to the most promising among these opportunities, Haas Fund gifts are essential to keeping the Haas School innovative. In recent years, the Dean Lyons'initiatives have included drop-in career advising for undergraduates, a popular Etiquette Dinner that prepares undergraduates to shine in business meetings, and coaching and virtual interview tools that enable MBA alumni to advance in their careers. Dean Lyons'initiatives currently include the Berkeley Innovative Leader Development program — dedicated to preparing tomorrow's path-bending leaders — and key improvements to the Haas campus.

Faculty research and excellence

The Haas School is known for its faculty of exceptional educators and scholars — including two Nobel Prize winners in Economics — whose research shapes the world's approach to business. In recent years, many distinguished leaders have signed on to become faculty at Haas, sharing expertise in finance, real estate, marketing, and other fields with students. Gifts to the Haas Fund enable us to attract and retain such excellence by offering market salaries competitive with other top-10 business schools as we invest aggressively in our deepest asset: full-time scholars and educators.

Degree programs

The Haas School is dedicated to preparing today's business students to be tomorrow's business leaders — equipped to address challenges with innovative training, new ideas, and collaborative spirit. Haas Fund gifts directed to a specific degree program go directly towards supporting that program's needs — recruiting and retaining top faculty, providing exemplary student and alumni resources and services — and ensuring its continued strength.

You may direct your gift to support any of the following degree programs: