Haas School of Business

Building a Foundation
for Excellence

The Haas School of Business reached new heights in the second year of its ambitious campaign to transform how leadership gifts impact the school.

In 2016, the Haas School of Business launched the Foundation for Excellence campaign and asked donors to make a three-year commitment to the Haas Fund at the Haas Leadership Society level. The response was overwhelming. In just two years, nearly 200 donors came forward and pledged over $3 million for the school.

By making a three-year commitment, each gift compounds year after year, creating a foundation to increase our school’s excellence, societal impact, and reputational strength. Supporters of the Foundation for Excellence campaign were celebrated at a special dinner in June featuring a fireside chat about leadership with Dean Rich Lyons and now-Interim Dean Laura Tyson.

The campaign was bolstered by the final year of the Leadership Challenge, which matched dollar-for-dollar gifts of $2,500 or more. The Leadership Challenge also inspired two more donors to step forward with matching gift challenges.

Donors to the Foundation for Excellence campaign and Leadership Challenge represent some of the most loyal supporters of the school. They are investing in the mission and strength of Berkeley Haas, now and into the future.

Big Give 2017 Photo