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reunion is a natural time to reflect


on your college experience. It’s also a chance to look forward, by leaving a legacy that makes the dream of Berkeley possible for future students.

While life swept the Dales away from Cal, they reconnected to it when their son,

For the first time in Cal history, the Class

Jeff, started playing in the Cal Band.

of ’66 invited its members to make a planned gift that will count toward its

“We became band groupies,” says

fundraising goal for the university. At

Joffa, “and for over 20 years, we have

press time, the class had raised $12.5

continued to broaden our commitment

million — $2 million of which is through

to the campus areas that have shaped

documented bequests. If they meet

our lives.”

their $15 million goal, they will set a new record for a reunion class gift.

When it came time to think about their will, they wanted to make sure

In the past two years, Joffa ’66, M.B.A. ’67

the organizations they care

and Ellen ’66 Dale (pictured above) have

passionately about continue on —

celebrated both their 50th anniversary

and that includes Cal.

and 50 years since they graduated from the university that brought them together.

Their granddaughter, Audrey, started at Berkeley this fall — a 4th-generation

“We can’t think of a more meaningful way

Golden Bear. “She represents the future

to mark this occasion than by including

in a very personal and powerful way,”

Berkeley in our will,” says Ellen.

says Ellen. “We hope our gift will support more bright young people like her in learning, growing, and making their own memories of Cal.” ■


The Promise of Berkeley


Fall 2016

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