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

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
Lynne Yee, Treasurer
Christopher Cherney, Secretary

In alphabetical order:
Catherine Betts, Database Coordinator
Erin Branagan, Annual Report Coordinator
Mickey Butts, Newsletter
Ed Dua, Fundraising Coordinator
Negar Eghtessadi-Reed, Board Member
Melanie Goldfeld, Board Member
Joshua Langenthal, Fundraising
Emily Nathan, Board Member
Stephen Paik, Grants Coordinator
Lily Rockholt, Events
Kai Kai Spencer, Student Representative
Bennett Thompson, Student Representative
Debra Underwood, Board Member
Jennifer Werner, Virtual Office Manager
Orlando Williams, Alumni Liaison


2019–2020 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 3th
OctoberMonday, October 7th
NovemberTuesday, November 5th
DecemberMonday, December 2nd
JanuaryMonday, January 6th
FebruaryMonday, February 3th
MarchMonday, March 2nd
AprilMonday, April 6th
MayMonday, May 4th
JuneMonday, June 1st

Annual Report 2018-2019

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.