Thank You for Giving Big to CED!
Your support and engagement during Big Give supports scholarships and fellowships for students at the College.
Thank you to all the generous donors, enthusiastic alumni, and dedicated CEDSOC student volunteers who made #CEDBigGive a success yesterday!
Because of your help, the College raised more than $100,000 for the CED Diversity Fund for Student Support! Thanks to you, the College is able to help the next generation of designers and planners achieve their educational goals at UC Berkeley, making CED a more equitable, diverse, and accessible place for all.
Thank you for making 2019 Big Give truly momentous. Stay tuned for more news about giving statistics, donor shout outs, and student stories of impact.
Over the past 45 years of professional work throughout the nation and in underserved communities, I have witnessed the positive results of community building efforts that have had association with trained professionals of color. They brought to their work a sensitivity to place that has added value and built relationships and trust.
Hear from more CED alumni who helped raise awareness for this fund.
A note from the CED SOC Diversity campaign co-chairs
To us, the diversity fund is a part of CED’s commitment to support the visions of people of color and people with thriving identities. The diversity fund takes a clear stand to fruitfully change the landscape of planning and design professions to reflect and represent the neighborhoods and cities we work within.
This access to higher education develops leaders with a broader consciousness and is key for the advancement of all of our communities. It brings people together and expands the ways we create and envision spaces. Everyone benefits, and we are proud to be a part of this journey.
"Berkeley made me what I am today. Period. End of subject. It is single handedly the reason why I’m a success today. [...] I bumped elbows with all these different disciplines, You understand each other and learn from each other. That was the special sauce."