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Berkeley Optometry is the #1 optometry program in the United States, and our alumni are the best doctors in the profession. 3,107 alumni across four continents and in 47 states meet in-person through CE and social events at UC Berkeley and around the nation.

Development and Alumni Relations

We inspire philanthropy and build a community that supports the future of Optometry & Vision Science at Berkeley and beyond.

The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Team is committed to building, cultivating, and stewarding relationships toward distinctive engagement and meaningful philanthropy that strengthen our community and advance the school’s mission and strategic priorities.


To secure the necessary resources and financial support and maximize gifts in support of the school by matching donors’ passions with our institutional needs and strategic priorities.


Alumni Relations

To provide meaningful engagement for our alumni and to offer programs and services that bring value to their lives while enabling them to lead, serve, and give back to the School.

Our Mission

Our core mission is to generate contributions of all kinds by fostering engagement and strengthening meaningful relationships and fulfilling experiences, creating innovative opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni, and amplifying the impact of philanthropy to advance the mission of the school.

We will be a dynamic force to ensure every constituent (alumni, donor, and partners) feels a strong connection and support for priorities that support learning, unlock opportunities, and build community. The DAR team will act as integral members in the continued success of the school.

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