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 to enhance academic and other projects. 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 2015-2016, BHSDG managed over $500,000 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, Scrip, Cheeseboard, 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

Read our 2015-16 Annual Report

Who We Are

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


Cynthia Brantly-Pierce
Lisa Craypo
Melinda Drayton, Grants Coordinator
Benjamin Drum
Edward Dua
Heidi Goldstein
Jessica Hilton, Fundraising
Stephanie Hochman
Mary Reed Johnson
Keasley Jones
Paul Kirsch
Rosa Luevano, Vice President
Conor McCauley
Lynnette Orme, Treasurer
Rachel Penn, Secretary
Sarah Rose
Anne Schonfield
Kaja Sehrt
Christine Staples, Co-President
Richard Thomason
Jennifer Villeneuve, Co-President
Orlando Williams


2016–2017 Meeting Schedule
BHS College and Career Center, 7-9 pm
Meetings are open, and are announced on the BHS e-Tree.

September – Tuesday, September 6, 2016
October – Tuesday, October 4, 2016
November – Tuesday, November 1, 2016
December – Monday, December 5, 2016
January – Monday, January 9, 2017
February – Monday, February 6, 2017
March – Monday, March 6, 2016
April – Monday, April 10, 2017
May – Monday, May 1, 2017
June – Monday, June 5, 2017

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.