About Berkeley Lab Foundation
Established in 2013, Berkeley Lab Foundation, a 501c3 at the University of California, serves as the bridge between Berkeley Lab and donors who wish to support its multi-disciplinary research. By supporting projects in the early stages of development, donors enable Berkeley Lab to amplify promising new research that can lead to the transformative discoveries for which Berkeley Lab is known. Berkeley Lab Foundation staff works closely with each donor to understand their interests, ensure their gifts are used appropriately, and that their generosity is recognized.
Board of Directors
Dr. Pier Oddone joined the Board of Berkeley Lab Foundation in 2018. An award-winning physicist, Pier is Director Emeritus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Deputy Director Emeritus of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received the Panofsky Award from the American Physical Society for his invention of a new collider, the Asymmetric B Factory. Pier holds a B.S. from MIT, a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and honorary degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Perú, and Universidad de San Martín in Tarapoto, Perú. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Academia Nacional de Ciencias del Perú.
Geoff O’Neill joined the Board in 2013. He is Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement for the University of California system, building philanthropic support for its ten campuses. He previously served in the Office of the General Counsel where he advised on legal matters related to private support to the University. While in private practice he specialized in estate planning, charitable gift planning, and non-profit organizations. Geoff received his B.A. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In addition to Berkeley Lab Foundation, Geoff serves on the Boards of the University of California Foundation Limited (Hong Kong), and the University of California Trust (UK).
Thomas Schroeder joined the Board in 2018. He serves as Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the University of California, where he advises on tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving. Before joining the University in 2013, Thomas was Associate General Counsel at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and, before that, an attorney in the Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice Group at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Thomas received his B.A. from Bowdoin College, an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.
Ivy Clift joined Berkeley Lab Foundation as President in 2015. She also serves as Chief Development Officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Previously, Ivy was assistant vice president of medical center development at Stanford. She also served as director of The Stanford Fund. At UC she has served as Berkeley’s assistant athletic director and UCSF’s development director for medical education. She holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
Alicia Yeh is Vice President of Berkeley Lab Foundation and also serves as Deputy Chief Development Officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prior to joining Berkeley Lab Foundation in 2016, she was a director at World Wildlife Fund in Hong Kong, where she led the marketing, fundraising and communications teams. Previously she was Associate Director at Asian Pacific Fund in San Francisco. She holds a B.S. in Management and Statistics from New York University.
Corbett Redford serves as Executive Assistant at UC National Laboratories supporting the Chief Development Officer and Berkeley Lab Foundation. Previously, Corbett served as director, producer and Rights & Clearance Coordinator for a feature-length documentary about Bay Area music history. He was elected to the Board of the Berkeley-based non-profit, 924 Gilman. Prior to joining the foundation, Corbett worked in administration for the Berkeley Lab Guest House and UC Berkeley Student Services.