.... 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.
Ways to Donate
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 John Efron or
our Associate Director Beverly Crawford via
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.
- Gifts of Cash
- Matching Gifts
- Credit Card Charges
- Electronic Funds Transfer
- Wire Transfers
Through the "Giving to Cal" gateway, you can make a direct
credit card gift to IES at the entries for the Center
for German and European Studies or to IES'
Graduate Fellowship Program.
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
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.