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Arlene Blum named as the recipient of the 2014 Wheeler award

Aug 1 2014

Environmental Scientist and Mountaineer Arlene Blum to Receive the

2014 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal

 

BERKELEY, CA – The Berkeley Community Fund announced today that Dr. Arlene Blum, environmental scientist, …

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2014 Scholarship Awards Ceremony

May 23 2014

Please join us to congratulate and celebrate the Berkeley Community Fund’s newest High Hopes Scholars–23 Berkeley High and B-Tech graduates embarking on their college careers.

As well as recognize the …

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College Success Coordinator Job Description

May 1 2014

hiring_graphicThe Berkeley Community Fund is expanding our support program! Please share this job description with people who would make a great addition to our team.

College Success Coordinator Job Description

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BCF Honors Wavy Gravy and Highlights the High Hopes Scholarship Program

Oct 23 2013

At our recent 2013 Annual Awards Dinner, the Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) honored Berkeley activist, philanthropist and clown, Wavy Gravy with the Wheeler Medal, presented to Berkeley’s “Most Useful Citizen.” …

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Join us at the BCF 2013 Annual Awards Dinner

Sep 18 2013

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Please join the Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) for our 2013 Annual Awards Dinner where we will present the Benjamin Ide Wheeler medal to Hugh Romney, better known worldwide as Wavy

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Mentors are invited to attend the annual awards dinner

Sep 9 2013

As a mentor to one of the Berkeley Community Fund’s High Hopes Scholars, you play an integral role in the success of your mentee and are an important part of …

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Wavy Gravy named as the recipient of the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Award

Aug 27 2013

BERKELEY, CA – August 26, 2013 – The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) is delighted to announce that Wavy Gravy–activist, visionary, philanthropist and compassionate clown extraordinaire–is the recipient of the 2013 …

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2013 High Hopes Scholarship Awards Ceremony June 10th

Jun 9 2013

 

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-First Presbyterian Church, 2420 Channing (between Telegraph and Dana)
- Sather Gate Public Garage, 2450 Durant
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2013 High Hopes Scholars Announced

Jun 6 2013

2013HHScholarsCollageTHE BERKELEY COMMUNITY FUND AWARDS A RECORD 20 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

BERKELEY, CA, JUNE 6, 2013 – The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) is proud to announce …

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BCF Welcomes New Executive Director

Jun 6 2013

BERKELEY, CA, May 20, 2013 – The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) Board of Directors has appointed Joleen Ruffin as its new Executive Director to lead the growing organization in its …

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Executive Director Search is underway

Feb 1 2013

Berkeley Community Fund has reached a point where we are poised to expand our
Capacity – financially, organizationally, and programmatically. We are seeking an
entrepreneurial Executive Director who is ready …

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Annual Dinner date has been changed to: 10/11/12

Aug 18 2012

Please note that the date of our annual dinner has been changed to Thursday, October 11 at H’s Lordships Restaurant. We hope this change does not affect your attendance and …

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PRESS RELEASE: Berkeley Rep’s Susan Medak to receive the 2012 Wheeler Award

Aug 2 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Berkeley Rep’s Susan Medak  to receive the 2012 Wheeler Award

BERKELEY, CA – August 2, 2012 – The Berkeley Community Fund announced it will award the 2012 …

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Nineteenth Annual Dinner

Aug 1 2012

The Board of the Berkeley Community Fund
is proud to award The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal to:

Susan Medak

At their 19th Annual Dinner

On Thursday, October 11, 2012
At

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Berkeley Patch Article, June 12, 2012

Jun 13 2012

The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) was delighted to congratulate our graduating, 2008 Scholars and welcome, our 17 new High Hopes Scholars to the BCF family, on Monday June 11, 2012.  …

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2012 Scholarship application

Jan 19 2012

The 2012 High Hopes Scholarship Application has been released and you can now download it from this page.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 9, 2012.

MAILED TO:

Berkeley …

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I. Michael Heyman, former BCF Board Member dies at 81

Nov 22 2011

Read the Los Angeles Times article

Read the San Francisco Chronicle article

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2011 Annual Dinner Event

Nov 12 2011

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On Thursday, October 13, 2011 the Board of the Berkeley Community Fund was delighted to award the
The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal to Narsai Michael David at its 18th Annual

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Follow us on Facebook!

Nov 12 2011

Become a fan and share the news with the community.

The Berkeley Community Fund is on Facebook!…

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Welcome 2011 Mentors and Scholars to the BCF Family!

Nov 12 2011

The Berkeley Community Fund is pleased to announce that our family has expanded. Welcome to the following new members!

2011 Mentors

2011 Scholars

Belle Huang, MD
Xochitl Bennett

Jessica Pers

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Updates

Congratulations to our 2014 Graduates

Jun 20 2014

The Berkeley Community Fund is so proud to congratulate the following High Hopes Scholars who recently graduated.

Morris Callegari, 2009 Scholar
University of California, Riverside
B.A. Art

Diepriye Olali , …

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Press Release — Announcing the 2014 High Hopes Scholars

May 23 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 22, 2014
CONTACT: JOLEEN RUFFIN 510.542.2126
joleen@berkfund.org

BCF GRANTS RECORD NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO CLASS OF 2014 23 College-bound students to receive support to help them …

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2014 Scholarship Awards Ceremony

May 23 2014

Please join us to congratulate and celebrate the Berkeley Community Fund’s newest High Hopes Scholars–23 Berkeley High and B-Tech graduates embarking on their college careers.

As well as recognize the …

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Six Easy Steps to Requesting a Recommendation

Mar 14 2014

recommendedIf you’re applying for the 2014 High Hopes Scholarship, its important to request recommendations very early in the process. This allows the person writing the recommendation with enough time to …

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Application Assistance Workshops for 2014 Scheduled

Mar 14 2014

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If you answered yes, help is on the way. We have scheduled several convenient “workshop” times when you can drop in and work …

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2014 Scholarship Application

Feb 19 2014

2014 Scholarship Application

The 2014 High Hopes Scholarship application is now available here. The submittal deadline is Noon (PST), Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

All finalists will be contacted and …

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2014 High Hopes Scholarship Application Period is Open

Feb 19 2014

2014 High Hopes Scholarship Application Period is Open
Deadline for submission is April 9 at Noon PST

The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) is now accepting applications for High Hopes Scholarships …

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2013 Scholar and Mentor Orientation

Jun 28 2013

The BCF will host an orientation for all new scholars and mentors on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Scholars, please arrive for check-in at 9:30 AM. Mentors, please arrive a little …

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2013 Application

Feb 11 2013

The 2013 High Hopes Scholarship application is now available, here.

Please review the High Hopes Scholarship Application Guide to prepare you for the process of applying. Good Luck, Class …

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High Hopes Scholarship Application Guide

Feb 6 2013

APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013

INFORMATION

The Berkeley Community Fund’s scholarship programs are designed to provide financial and personal support for deserving and resilient Berkeley public high school …

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Scholarship Application Process

Feb 6 2013

Berkeley Community Fund grants High Hopes Scholarships to students who graduate from Berkeley High School and Berkeley Technology Academy in the Spring and attend four-year colleges/universities the following Fall.

January…

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Meet our 2012 Scholars

Aug 1 2012

We are very excited to welcome our new class of Scholars. Please take some time to get to know them.

2012 High Hopes Scholars

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2012 Application due 4/9/12

Jan 23 2012

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 9, 2012.

MAILED TO:

Berkeley Community Fund

Scholarship Application

2111 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

OR: Delivered BY HAND no …

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2012 Scholarship application

Jan 19 2012

The 2012 High Hopes Scholarship Application has been released and you can now download it from this page.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 9, 2012.

MAILED TO:

Berkeley …

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Meet our 2011 Scholars

Nov 12 2011

We are very excited to welcome our new class of Scholars. Please take some time to get to know them.

2011 High Hopes Scholars

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EXTENDED! 2011 Scholarship Application now due 4/11th!

Jan 20 2011

The 2011 High Hopes Scholarship Application deadline has been EXTENDED. The applications are now due on Monday, April 11th at the College/Career Center.

DELIVER your application & attachments by NOON …

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Meet our 2010 Scholars

Aug 30 2010

We are very excited to welcome our new class of Scholars. Please take some time to get to know them.

2010 High Hopes Scholars

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Scholar Updates

Aug 30 2010

Spring 2010 College Updates

Check back for upcoming news and updates from our class of 2008 and class of 2009 Scholars who have now began their Junior and Sophomore years!…

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Follow us on Facebook!

Aug 30 2010

Become a fan and share the news with the community.

The Berkeley Community Fund is on Facebook!…

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2010 Application due date EXTENDED to 4/7/2010

Feb 13 2010

The 2010 High Hopes Scholarship Applications are now available and due on April 7, 2010. Click on the link below to download this year’s application. Contact us if you have …

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