Cal Band Budget: Facts and Figures
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.
$50,000 New Donor Matching Challenge
On behalf of the University administration, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer responded to our request for additional financial support by allocating $90,000 per year to the band into perpetuity. This commitment of funds will make up for the reduction of registration fees that we have dealt with for the past seven years.
In addition, EXVC Breslauer has offered an additional $50,000 per year to the band for the next two years if we can match that figure in new donor contributions. This is an exciting opportunity for the band that we have completed the past two years and one we hope to complete once again.
If you have never given to the Cal Band, please consider a gift that will help ensure our future financial stability. The student officers and I would welcome the opportunity to speak with any of you about this fundraising campaign. You are welcome to come to campus and meet with us or perhaps spend the morning in Memorial Stadium prior to any home football game to observe our rehearsal and meet the members of the band. You can reach any of us by visiting our Contact Us page.
Bob Calonico, Director
Stephen Stapleton, Senior Manager
Zac Commins, Public Relations Director
David Strachan-Olson, Drum Major
Tyler Kimball, Student Director
Victoria Rivas, Executive Secretary
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:
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.
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).
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
2440 Bancroft Way MC4200
Berkeley, CA 94720-4200