How to donate to CLAS

The Center for Latin American Studies is very active throughout the year. Here are some highlights:  

Alma Guillermoprieto
Alma Guillermoprieto, journalist and writer, was a visiting scholar in spring 2012.
President Ricardo Lagos speaking at Berkeley during his stay as a visiting scholar in fall 2006.
  • Visiting Scholar Program: The Visiting Scholar program brings to Berkeley some of the most significant actors and thinkers in Latin America, and ensures that our students are receiving the most dynamic curriculum available.
Goldsmith examining plant samples Rosalynn Vega with a midwife, summer 2011
Gregory Goldsmith examining plant samples during his CLAS-supported summer
research in 2010.
Rosalynn Vega (left) worked with traditional midwives in Mexico on a CLAS summer research grant in the summer of 2011.
  • Student Research: Each year CLAS funds graduate students conducting research throughout Latin America. This financial support has helped students conduct field research crucial to developing global expertise. Research has resulted in the publication of policy papers and students have gone on to receive important recognition for their work.
Fernando Botero, Fall 2009 Diego Luna outside Moffitt Library, December 2011
Artist Fernando Botero speaking during the exhibition of his "Abu Ghraib" collection, donated to and shown at Berkeley in 2009,
Actor, producer and director Diego Luna on the Berkeley campus for a screening of the film “Miss Bala” in fall 2011.
  • CLAS Program: We continue our unique emphasis on connecting policymakers in the Americas with our network of Latin Americanist students and faculty. Our program of events provides students and the Berkeley community with an unprecedented opportunity to complement their academic study with ongoing developments in the region.  

We invite you to support our core mission by making a contribution to the CLAS Annual Fund. Annual fund dollars support student grants, visiting scholars, and a vibrant program including academics, artists, political and social leaders to the University of California, Berkeley.

~ Your Donation Is Tax Deductible ~

CLAS is recognized as a charitable/educational organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code. Donations to CLAS are tax deductible as allowed by law.

How to give to CLAS

Thank you for considering a gift to the Center for Latin American Studies. Your support enhances our ability to educate the next generation of global leaders at UC Berkeley, publish original research, and forge partnerships across the Americas.

Give Online - Make a secure credit card gift online through Give to Cal (see website below). Follow the link from this page and fill out the online form.

Give to CAL website:

Gifts of Stock - Securities can be transferred directly from your brokerage account to the University. Please email or call 510-642-2088 for details.

Planned Giving - Including CLAS in your will or estate plan is a rewarding way to share your dedication to international understanding with the next generation. Bequests, gift annuities, or gifts of real estate may be beneficial for current financial planning as well. Please contact the office of Gift Planning at 510-642-6300 for details.

Write a Check - Make check payable to UC Regents and send to 2334 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720 c/o Center for Latin American Studies. You will receive a letter acknowledging your tax deductible donation.


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