Give a gift for the future of scholarship to the Institute of European Studies (IES) at Berkeley.
IES offers a variety of giving opportunities. Gifts can be used to support undergraduate and graduate student scholarships; public lectures and community outreach; research and teaching endowments for faculty, and the development of new curricula. All of these gifts help us build on scarce resources to advance understanding of IES’ mission of research, outreach, cooperation, and exchange with European institutions and scholars.
Giving to IES can be accomplished through a variety of methods and types of gifts. If you have any questions about donating to the IES, please contact our Director Jeroen Dewulf or our Associate Director Beverly Crawford via email.
Outright gifts can be made in a variety of forms (as indicated below). Gifts should be made out to the “UC Regents” and indicate that the gift is for IES. Please contact us to learn of our most pressing priorities.
Endowed funds provide a permanent source of income to meet the needs of IES. These funds may be named for the donor or someone whom the donor wishes to honor. Endowed funds are managed by the UC Berkeley Foundation or The Regents of the University of California. They may be unrestricted or restricted for a specific purpose and can be established through an outright gift of cash or securities or a planned gift or bequest.
Donation pledges to IES should be made in writing and include a commitment to a specific amount and payment schedule. Pledges may be paid over a period of five years in annual, semiannual, or quarterly installments, with payments to begin at the donor’s convenience. Pledge payments may be in the form of cash, securities, or credit card charges. Donors should indicate if their pledge includes an anticipated corporate matching gift.
Planned Giving donations can take the form of charitable remainder trusts, pooled income funds, charitable gift annuities, retained life estates, charitable lead trusts, will bequests, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, paid-up life insurance policies, and outright gifts of real estate. Tax advantages and accounting of such gifts differ with each type of gift.
Thank you for supporting IES. With your help, IES will advance its mission of advancing knowledge about a globalized world and training the next generation of global leaders. Your gift – small or large – is needed and appreciated.