Our funding comes from a variety of sources including the University, endowment income, fundraising, performance donations, and Athletics. Over 70 percent of our funding comes from private donations and endowment income.

Fund Descriptions

The Briggs Family Scholarship: presented anually to the best first-year performers in upper woodwinds (clarinets and piccolos), lower woodwinds (alto and tenor saxophones), and percussion.

The Cal Band Endowment: principal from the endowment ensures long-term financial support for the band. Annual interest from the endowment provides support for band activities throughout the year.

The Cal Band Fund: supports the band’s activities and operations throughout the year.

The Robert Calonico Director’s Fund: honors Cal Band Director Emeritus Robert Calonico, to be used at the discretion of the director.


All donations to the Cal Band are tax-deductible as allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation to the Cal Band, you can either use an online form or send a check to the Band. To donate online, click here.

If you would like to send a check to the Band, please make the check payable to “UC Regents – Cal Band” and send it to:

Cal Band
72 Cesar Chavez Student Center #4280
Berkeley, CA 94720-4280

For more information, call (510) 643-2662. For additional information regarding giving gifts to the Band or the University, please visit UC Berkeley’s University Relations web site.

Legal Disclaimer

The information you will provide will be used for University business and will not be released unless allowed by law. A portion of all gifts is used to defray the costs of administering the funds. All gifts are tax-deductible as prescribed by law (see below).

Donation Disclaimer

The 1993 tax law requires that donors are notified of the tax-deductible portion of their contributions. If you wish to take a full deduction for your contribution in lieu of tangible benefits, please note when you make your contribution! All gifts to the University are tax-deductible within certain limits provided by law. It is the policy of the University of California, Berkeley that a portion of the gifts and/or income therefrom is used to defray the costs of raising and administering the funds. The 1977 California Information Practices Act requires that UC Berkeley inform individuals of the following: Furnishing the personal information requested on the form is strictly voluntary. The information will be used by University departments for University business, for fundraising purposes, and for updating UC Berkeley’s alumni and donor records. The information will not otherwise be released unless required by law. University policy authorizes maintenance of this information. You have the right to review your record. Inquires should be sent to: Assistant Vice Chancellor-Development University of California, Berkeley University Relations 2440 Bancroft Way MC4200 Berkeley, CA 94720-4200