Business Partners

Supporting Our Community

The BHSDG Business Partners include local and national businesses with an interest in Berkeley and an appreciation of Berkeley High School as the only public high school in our community. Berkeley businesses are an important part of the BHS community for both staff and students. The goal is to raise significant funds for the BHSDG.

To learn more about the Business Partners Group and/or to join, please contact

Business Partners Luncheon

Since 2010 the Business Partners Luncheon has been an opportunity for local business people and friends of BHSDG to come together over lunch and raise funds for the Development Group. Each year features a guest speaker and superb food.

2020: Jennifer Doudna

The 2020 Luncheon was to have featured Jennifer Doudna – BHS parent and UC professor – in conversation with favorite BHS science teacher, Glenn Wolkenfeld.

The lunch was cancelled because of Covid 19, but Glenn recorded an interview with Jennifer which can be seen here.

2019: Michael Lewis

The 2019 fundraising luncheon, held on Tuesday, March 19th, at Revive Bar and Kitchen, featured an on-stage conversation between two BHS parents:

Michael Lewis is a best selling author, editor, columnist and documentary filmmaker.

Claire Ferrari of Ferrari Orthodontics.

2018: Daveed Diggs

In 2018 the guest speaker was Daveed Diggs, Tony and Grammy winning actor/rapper/producer and BHS alum.

He was in the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton (Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette), and also in ABC’s Black-ish, Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Lionsgate’s Wonder and Blindspotting.