The Griffin Sean Madden Fund


The Griffin Sean Madden Fund at the University of California, Berkeley will provide endowed scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in the Departments of Philosophy and Slavic Languages and Literatures, in addition to supporting Cal Performances' student usher program.

Griffin Sean Madden was a student at UC Berkeley, graduating with a double major in Philosophy, and Slavic Language and Literature in 2015, and from 2016 a full-time University employee at Cal Performances. He had enormous passion for his fields of study – Philosophy, and Slavic Language and Literature – and left a lasting impact on faculty and students in those departments. Beginning as an 18 year-old freshman, Griffin was a student usher at Cal Performances, and in 2016 won the full time position of Cal Performances Audience Services Associate. He was devoted to the mission, vision and values of Cal Performances and was much loved by the student and full-time staff and the patrons he served. Griffin was among five Berkeley students and staff to perish in a fire in Oakland on December 2, 2016. He is sorely missed.