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 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 2016-2017, 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, 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

Read our 2016-17 Annual Report

Who We Are

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


Christine Staples, Co-President
Rosa Luevano, Co-President


In alphabetical order:
Catherine Betts, Acknowledgements/Database Coordinator
Robin Claire Barnes
Christopher Cherney
Laurel Coates
Lisa Craypo, Annual Report Coordinator
Melinda Drayton, Grants Coordinator
Edward Dua, Fundraising Co-Chair
Michelle Ferrari, Fundraising
Heidi Goldstein, Grants
Jackie Hausman
Jessica Hilton, Vice President, Fundraising
Paul Kirsch, Business Partner Coordinator
Larry Miller, Communications
Jenny Morgan
Lynette Orme, Treasurer
Stephen Paik
Sarah Rose, Secretary
Anne Schonfield, Fundraising
Richard Thomason, Special Assignments
Julie Weitz, Virtual Office Manager
Orlando Williams, Alumni Liaison, Events



2017–2018 Board Meeting Schedule
BHS College and Career Center, 7-9 pm
Meetings are open, and are announced on the BHS e-Tree.

September – Tuesday, September 5th
OctoberMonday, October 2nd
NovemberMonday, November 6th
DecemberMonday, December 4th
JanuaryMonday, January 8th
FebruaryMonday, February 5th
MarchMonday, March 5th
AprilMonday, April 9th
MayMonday, May 7th
JuneMonday, June 4th

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.


Annual Report