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Time to Give

It’s never too late—or too soon—to give back to Cal. Some alums start giving back to Cal from the day they graduate. Others wait years, even decades. Kevin Perkins ’08 is in the first group. He began donating to The CAA Fund within a couple years after graduation. “It’s so easy to say, ‘I can always wait […]


“The Sun Rises and Sets in Berkeley”

From the moment he stepped onto campus in 1952, Peter Van Houten ’56 embraced every opportunity at UC Berkeley. He played baseball and volleyball, and participated in ROTC, student government, and the Order of the Golden Bear—all while earning grades that resulted in being awarded the Departmental Citation in his major. “I was very active […]


Charter Gala 2014: Creating Opportunities

Chevron Corporation was once again the premier sponsor for Charter Gala 2014, CAA’s signature event held this past March. Over the years, Chevron has expanded its partnership with CAA by providing funds for scholarship programs, including The Equity Scholarship and The Achievement Award Program (TAAP). “Both programs are excellent examples where together we can
make a […]


Bright Futures: The first Equity Scholars 
have grand aspirations

In 2008 CAA created The Equity Scholarship, a four-year, merit-based scholarship that funds five new underrepresented minority students each year with a $5,000 annual stipend. “With Prop. 209 [eliminating Affirmative Action] being the law of the land, the problem was that there were extremely well qualified minority students who were choosing not to come here because […]


“Just doing my part”

Giving back comes easily and naturally for Robert C. Aronoff ’73. Since 1978, Robert’s community service has been focused on youth and education. “I believe in mentoring young people and teaching them the value of an education. However when they turn 18, they often don’t have the money to go to college,” shared Robert. In […]


“We all benefit from CAA’s support”

“My experiences at Cal helped me come out of my shell. Getting involved with alumni clubs furthered my personal and professional growth,” shared Yolanda.