About the Development Group

The Berkeley High School Development Group (BHSDG) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1991 by a group of parent volunteers to ensure the quality and excellence of Berkeley High School

Our mission is to support and strengthen the educational experience of all BHS students by raising and distributing funds. BHSDG partners with the BHS administration, the Berkeley Athletic Fund, Berkeley Public Schools Foundation, and leadership from BHS small learning communities to target funds efficiently.

In 2018-2019, BHSDG managed over $612,000 in donations and other revenues. With these funds, BHSDG was able to make grants for a wide range of equipment and educational enrichment opportunities.

What We Do

  • Raise Funds: Annual Report Appeal, Cheeseboard fundraiser, Business Partners and other events. (See Donate)
  • Grant funds: to enhance academic, artistic, club, and other programs. (See Grants)
  • Administer funds for BHS departments and programs. (See Program Balances below)

Program Balances

Program Balances Overview and FAQs (PDF).

Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

Who We Are

We are a working board of parent volunteers. To join us, contact info@bhsdg.org


Jessica Hilton, Co-President
Jenny Morgan, Co-President
Emily Nathan, Vice President

Alicia Ivancovich, Treasurer
Negar Eghtessadi-Reed, Secretary

In alphabetical order:

Catherine Betts, Database Coordinator
Erin Branagan, Annual Report Coordinator

Clara Brownstein, Student Representative

Mickey Butts, Newsletter

Bethany Johns, Board Member

Josh Langenthal, Fundraising Coordinator

Stephen Paik, Grants Coordinator

Tamara Pattison, Board Member

Ian Segall, Student Representative

Kai Kai Spencer, Student Representative

Jennifer Werner, Virtual Office Manager

Orlando Williams, Alumni Liaison


2020–2021 Board Meeting Schedule
ZOOM Meetings, 7-9 pm
Meetings are open, and are announced on the BHS e-Tree. Please email info@bhsdg.org for Zoom meeting link.

September – Monday, August 31th
OctoberMonday, October 5th
NovemberMonday, November 2nd
DecemberMonday, December 7th
JanuaryMonday, January 4th
FebruaryMonday, February 1th
MarchMonday, March 1nd
AprilMonday, April 5th
MayMonday, May 3rd
JuneMonday, June 1st

Annual Report 2019-2020

2020 Annual Report cover

College Essay Book

Support the College and Career Center — Buy the book from Mrs. Dalloway’s (buy local & BHSDG gets a bigger cut) or Amazon.