Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Deborah Kong and Greg Kato

"Our GSPP experience was life-changing," say Deb (MPP '97) and Greg (MPP '96). "The Goldman School has meant so much to us personally (we met there, married and had our son, Robbie) and professionally. The Goldman School launched us into our chosen careers in nonprofit advocacy and local government and provided us with invaluable mentors and colleagues."

"In a time when the entire University of California must remake its fiscal model due to state funding cuts, we as alumni must step into the breach," they say. "We give to GSPP because we share a commitment to ensure the school remains vibrant and viable now and into the future.  We owe at least that much to Robby and his generation."

Deb is Director of Communications for Preschool California and is a member of the GSPP Alumni Board. Greg is the Policy and Legislative Manager,Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector for the City & County of San Francisco.