Annalee Saxenian Graduate Student Support Fund

Established in 2006 with a leadership gift from Dean Saxenian, annual income from this endowed fund directly benefits talented and deserving graduate students who demonstrate a high level of academic distinction at UC Berkeley’s School of Information.

Gifts to the Saxenian fund assist students from a broad range of backgrounds and academic disciplines whose original research advances the I School mission: expanding access to information and its usability, reliability, and credibility, while preserving security and privacy. By reducing tuition obligations, students gain greater financial freedom and, quite often, greater opportunity to pursue their academic, professional and personal potential.

AnnaLee "Anno" Saxenian is widely recognized for her exemplary leadership as Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Information (2004-2019) and for her tenure as a professor in the department of City and Regional Planning. Read more about Anno Saxenian here.

The School of Information development staff are pleased to receive inquiries from potential donors to the Saxenian fund, and to share inspiring examples of how gifts for student support have propelled the success of our I School alumni. Contact the development team at (510) 642-9257 or