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Ivy Clift Named Head of Berkeley Lab Foundation

ivy cliftIvy Clift has been named as the Berkeley Lab Foundation’s first President and Chief Development Officer at Berkeley Lab. The Berkeley Lab Foundation was established by the University of California to promote corporate and philanthropic engagement in support of Berkeley Lab’s mission.

A UC Berkeley alumna, Clift comes to Berkeley Lab from Stanford, where she has served as the assistant vice president of medical center development for the last three years. Previously, Clift directed the Stanford Fund, raising over $20 million annually for undergraduate students.

Clift has also served the University of California in a number of roles, including as UC Berkeley’s assistant athletic director, and as UCSF’s development director for medical education. She has extensive nonprofit fundraising experience, in particular with the American Red Cross

“I am thrilled that Ivy will be our Foundation’s first President. She has the development expertise, the UC background, and an infectious enthusiasm for Berkeley Lab’s big science projects,” said Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos. “I look forward to working closely with her to help the philanthropic community understand how they can support our efforts here at the Lab.”

“I’m so excited to be able to join this vibrant community, and to help find new ways to support Berkeley Lab’s interesting, impactful, and important work, especially as the private philanthropic community is turning its attention to discovery science,” said Clift. “This is a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to build an organization that will build new channels of support to provide science solutions to our planet’s most challenging problems.”

Starting in late January, Clift will report to the Berkeley Lab Director, an officer of the University of California, and to the Vice President for Lab Management in the University of California Office of the President.