From the Nominator
The Haas Family Endowed Chairs'' report for UC Berkeley’s Othering & Belonging Institute was produced as part of the campus-wide Endowed Chair Reporting Program, which creates personalized annual narrative impact reports from faculty chairholders to endowment donors and stewardees. This particular report combines eight Haas endowed chairs that form the university’s Othering & Belonging Institute (formerly the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society). This report delivers first-person faculty accounts of professional activities, including those specifically supported by endowed chair funds, as well as messages of gratitude for the Haas family’s tremendous gift. Additionally, the report communicates the mission and impact of the Othering & Belonging Institute, in a year when the need for the institute’s work toward diversity and belonging was keenly felt by both local and national communities. The institute brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers with the mission of identifying and eliminating the barriers to an inclusive and sustainable society. This reflects the Haas family's own values and priorities, making the substance of this stewardship touch especially significant. Stewardship staff invites faculty responses—through either written prompts or conversational interviews—and then writes, edits, and designs the final report. The overarching purpose of the report is to express gratitude for the Haas family’s gift, and communicate how that gift helps UC Berkeley light the way toward achieving the long-term goal of a brighter, equal, and more just society.
From the Judges
This report is attractively designed and contains significant and engaging narrative content personalized to the donor. This entry is distinguished by its substance, accessibility, and unity of design across a number of different contributors. The result is an easily digestible and donor-centric publication that balances white space, photos, and offset text in a clean and balanced manner.