At the College of Environmental Design, faculty and students alike understand the crucial challenges that face them around the world – climate change and pollution, poverty and inequality, inadequate housing and infrastructure, exclusion from decision-making opportunities and more.
Why Give to CED?
The mission of CED is to envision bold new urban futures and shape tomorrow’s generation of leaders. Our goal is to unleash the creativity of students who can contribute to sustainability, design excellence, social and environmental justice, economic vitality and community engagement.
Though the College is thriving, we cannot ignore that these are tough economic times for public education. We face unprecedented limits on state resources for higher education. At the same time, CED is now the home to UC Berkeley’s highest percentage of students coming from households of modest means, indicated by their eligibility for Pell Grants. The college also serves a higher share of historically underrepresented minority students than any other academic unit on campus, plus many first-generation college students. We are dedicated to doing all we can to support our remarkable students and ensure that they thrive at UC Berkeley.
By making a donation to the College of Environmental Design, you will help ensure the College remains one of the most outstanding environmental design schools in the world. With your help, we can continue to attract the most promising students, retain the best faculty and create a stimulating and collaborative environment in Wurster Hall. Through your contributions, you can make a meaningful investment in our mission of educating diverse leaders and creating a catalyst for positive change.
I hope that you will join with fellow graduates and friends as we look towards building a strong future for the College of Environmental Design. Thank you for all that you do.
Renee Y. Chow
Acting William W. Wurster Dean
Professor of Architecture and Urban Design