The Angel Fund is a community of passionate donors that support our mission through monthly giving.

What SOF teaches is not only content and providing resources, but it also helps you build a community of fellow Scholars of Finance committed to upholding values of integrity, humility, courage, and stewardship. No other programs or organizations specifically target ethical leadership in the same way.

Ansaar BaigNWU Sophomore, Co-Founder, and President

There are no other organizations like Scholars of Finance at UC Berkeley. Other clubs may preach ethics, but it’s not their core pillar like it is for SOF. Values-based leadership is what differentiates SOF, and complements the learning I get in the classroom.

Ishan GillUC Berkeley Sophomore, Co-Founder

As a first-generation college student I stumbled into finance while interning making a program for HBO when TimeWarner was being acquired by AT&T. After transferring into NYU Stern I was doubting my decision when classes taught profit-maximization is the only goal. I knew that wouldn’t allow my work to have the impact I wanted. When I found Scholars of Finance I knew we needed a chapter at Stern! For SOF, we’re all here to serve the broader community and the members of my chapter make an incredible team.”

Tiffany ChangNYU Sophomore, Chapter Co-Founder

SoF’s feedback culture is tremendously powerful, since it grows members who can be more successful in their classes, careers, and lives. I credit my time in SoF with strengthening my growth mindset in work situations.

David BockInvestment Banking Analyst at Piper Sandler

Angels contribute monthly support to ensure that the programs are world-class and that we have the best staff and technology to support our students.

As an Angel, you have the ability to make a clear and direct impact on our members with your funding by choosing to donate to our growth or programs. Upon donating, you will be updated monthly on the impact that your donation has on our organization, as well as given access to exclusive quarterly reports. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible to show just how important your donation is.

Angels are typically entry to mid-level finance professionals who understand what Scholars of Finance is trying to accomplish and want to be a part of it. They recognize the value in developing ethical leaders within finance, and they do what they can to further our mission.

Impact Metrics

$50/Month funds 3 student memberships

$100/Month funds mentorship for one student

$200/Month funds LDP for one student

We adhere to the following principles when we manage your philanthropic capital:

We are transparent.

Our donors will know exactly where their dollars are going. If we are responsible stewards and set proper expectations while fundraising, this will create trust and foster long term financial growth and health.

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We are stewards.

We will uphold our values and steward the capital we raise. When we are granted hard-earned funding from donors, friends, institutions, and members, we take that seriously, and will shepherd these funds to make the impact upon which the donations were predicated.

We are investors.

The money that we’re collecting is an investment in the long term future of the finance industry and the world at large. We believe that the capital we collect will contribute to a better future. We will, therefore, examine how to most effectively mobilize this funding for long-term value creation for our students.

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