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 2017-2018, BHSDG managed over $540,000 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

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
Rosa Luevano, Co-President
Jenny Morgan, Vice President
Lynne Yee, Treasurer
Christopher Cherney, Secretary

In alphabetical order:
Catherine Betts, Database Coordinator
Erin Branagan, Fundraising
Colleen Burns, Student Representative
Angel Ciangi, Communications, Fundraising
Robin Claire Barnes, Grants Committee
Laurel Coates, Grants Coordinator
Lisa Craypo, Annual Report Coordinator
Ed Dua, Fundraising Chair
Deborah Durant, Fundraising, Events
Michelle Ferrari, Grants Committee
Stephen Paik, Events, Grants Committee
Sarah Rose, Board Member
Ann Schoenfield, Fundraising Committee
Nishat Sheikh, Student Representative
Christine Staples, Immediate Past Co-President,  Newsletter
Julie Weitz, Virtual Office Manager
Orlando Williams, Alumni Liaison



2018–2019 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 4th
OctoberMonday, October 1st
NovemberMonday, November 5th
DecemberMonday, December 3rd
JanuaryMonday, January 7th
FebruaryMonday, February 4th
MarchMonday, March 4th
AprilMonday, April 8th
MayMonday, May 6th
JuneMonday, June 3rd

Annual Report 2017-2018

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.