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Supporting a bright future built on 100 years of excellence and discovery: 1923–2023!

2023 is our big centennial, and we’re thrilled to invite you to join our Centennial Society as we embark on the second century of optometry and vision science at Berkeley, building on the many field-defining achievements of our predecessors. For 100 years, our school has produced innovators and pioneers in the field.

As a special invitation to leadership donors to Berkeley Optometry & Vision Science, the Centennial Society offers exclusive benefits. It sustains our commitment to groundbreaking research, exceptional clinical training, and an unparalleled student learning experience.

The Centennial Society is a prestigious group of individuals who strengthen and shape the future of the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science. The Centennial Society recognizes the generosity of alumni, friends, individuals, and organizations for their unwavering dedication through gifts of $1,923 (honoring our founding year) and $2,023 (honoring our centennial).

Through these commemorative gifts, our Centennial Society will help ensure that Berkeley will continue to shape the future of eye health and vision care, vision research, and the profession of optometry for the next 100 years.

Centennial Society Membership Benefits

Centennial Society Reception
The Centennial Society is celebrated at an annual appreciation event to commemorate benefactors’ impact on the school. Donors whose cumulative giving reaches the $50,000 threshold will be welcomed into the Centennial Society by the Dean and presented with a Centennial Society commemorative lapel pin.

Special Events and VIP Access
Centennial Society members will receive invitations and special access to our centennial celebration and other donor events.

The Centennial Wall Panels
Donors will be recognized on the Centennial Wall, centrally located at Minor Beach.

Exclusive Limited Edition Centennial Society Memorabilia
Centennial Society will receive centennial-society memorabilia and other branded merchandise.

How will donations to the Centennial Society make an impact?

  • Provide scholarship and fellowship opportunities for exceptional OD and Vision Science candidates.
  • Attract and retain the next Berkeley Optometry faculty legends.
  • Provide seed money for innovative new programs.
  • Offer seed grants for pursuing new research.
  • Provide support for student activities that will enhance their learning experience.
  • Ensure that Berkeley Optometry has the resources necessary to carry out its mission.

Be a shining star and join the Centennial Society today!

For questions about Centennial Circle membership, please call:
(510) 642-1877, or e-mail:

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