Chou Hall

Connie & Kevin Chou Hall, pictured, was made possible by a gift to campus from Berkeley Founders’ Pledge member Kevin Chou ’02. Photo: Keegan Houser

You’re a Berkeley entrepreneur — drawn to big problems and audacious solutions. You know that success is amplified when you pay it forward. Make the Berkeley Founders’ Pledge and have an impact from Day One of your latest venture.

What is it? You make a personal, nonbinding pledge to support Berkeley — with a gift that’s meaningful to you, when the time is right for you, to the schools and programs that matter to you. You control the amount, timing, and destination of your eventual gift to Cal.

Why do it? When making the Founders’ Pledge, you join an exceptional cohort of Cal entrepreneurs and innovators who have publicly signaled their intent to support the university. You incorporate philanthropy into your growth mindset and inspire others to do the same. In the meantime, our startup-savvy team can point you toward campus resources for recruitment, visibility, and peer networking, providing you access to the full breadth and depth of UC Berkeley’s entrepreneur ecosystem.