Make a Gift

How to Give

Thank you for your interest in making a gift to the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Donors to the Hall demonstrate their commitment to our vital work in science and math education for kids and their families, as well as their educators at school, out of school, and after school. Gifts to the annual fund provide an important foundation for all of our programs, from curriculum development, to exhibits in our science center, and to outreach in schools all over Northern California, as well as the flexibility to use them where they are needed most.

There are many ways to give. See the below list to see what works best for you, and for detailed information.

Online
By Mail
Matching Gifts
Honor and Memorial Donations
Electronic Funds Transfer
Securities
Payroll Deduction for UC Berkeley Employees
Wire Transfer
Gifts-in-Kind
Make a Pledge

For all questions related to making a gift email Susan Gregory in our development department, or call her at (510) 642-1793.

Online

For many people the quickest and easiest way to give is online. Simply visit our online donation page and fill out the required information. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your gift.

By Mail

If you received correspondence from the Hall that included a reply envelope, you may make a donation by enclosing a check payable to UC regents in the envelope. Anyone can make a donation to the Hall by mailing a check payable to UC regents to:

Resource Development
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California, #5200
Berkeley, CA 94720-5200

The UC Regents tax ID number is 94-6002123.

Matching Gifts

Hundreds of companies currently match gifts to the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley.

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, visit the Give To Cal website.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it (completed and signed) along with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Lawrence Hall of Science may be doubled or even tripled! Some companies will also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Honor and Memorial Donations

Honor and memorial donations are a thoughtful way to acknowledge a person’s commitment to the Lawrence Hall of Science and our mission to inspire and foster learning of science and mathematics for all.

If you would like to make an honor or memorial gift online, please indicate the name of the honoree or memorialized in the appropriate section of the online donation form, located toward the bottom of the page. Also indicate the name and address of whom you would like notified of the gift along with a message in the "special instructions" box if applicable. You may also call Susan Gregory in our Development office at 510-642-1793 or send a check to the address above.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Monthly payments via electronic funds transfer may be arranged through your financial institution and the UC Berkeley Foundation. Simply download an EFT authorization form, complete the form and mail it to the Foundation. Be sure to write "Lawrence Hall of Science Annual Fund (r53500)" in the "I would like my gift to go to:" section of the form.

Securities

Gifts of securities may be made through the University of California, Berkeley Foundation through your financial institution. Simply have your broker contact the UC Berkeley Senior Gift Steward at 510-642-4123 or givesecurities@berkeley.edu.

It is essential to let the Steward know that the gift should be directed to the Lawrence Hall of Science Annual Fund (r53500). Financial institutions provide minimal information on securities transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, please alert Susan Gregory, Director of Resource Development at the Lawrence Hall of Science that a gift has been made, the name of the securities being donated, and the approximate number of shares, or the approximate value of the shares being donated, so that we may identify and verify your gift.

Payroll Deduction for UC Berkeley Employees

Payroll deduction is an easy way for University employees to contribute on a monthly basis to the Lawrence Hall of Science. Once enrolled, funds are automatically deducted from your monthly paycheck and credited to the Hall. To enroll, submit an online authorization form and indicate Lawrence Hall of Science Annual Fund (r53500) in the box labeled “other.”

Wire Transfer

Wire transfers are most commonly used for gifts made from outside the United States. Financial institutions provide minimal information on wire transfers, so to ensure proper disposition of the gifts, donors should alert the University that a wire transfer has been made by notifying the benefiting campus department, University Relations, or Gift Administration. Download wire transfer instructions. [PDF 96KB]

Gifts-in-Kind

From time to time, gifts of tangible personal property are accepted by the Lawrence Hall of Science for use in the public science center or for a fundraising auction at the discretion of the Director of Annual Giving. If you are interested in making a gift-in-kind to the Hall, please contact Susan Gregory, Director of Resource Development at 510-642-1793. Please note that the Lawrence Hall of Science can not accept vehicle donations at this time.

Pledges

Pledges must be made in writing and include a commitment to a specific amount and payment schedule. Pledges may be paid over a period of up to five years from the time of the commitment in annual, semiannual, or quarterly installments. Pledge reminders will be mailed on an agreed-upon schedule unless the donor requests otherwise. Pledge payments may be in the form of cash, credit, or debit card charges, or wire or securities transfers.

To make a pledge please fill out a pledge card [PDF 270KB] indicating “Lawrence Hall of Science (r53500)” in the “Please designate my gift to” section of the form and mail to Gift Administration at the address indicated on the form or simply call Susan Gregory at 510-642-1793.