Harry Hathaway Receives UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award
March 3, 2003
Harry Hathaway, a 1959 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, received the campus's 2002 Chancellor's Award. The award was presented by Chancellor Robert Berdahl at the UC Berkeley Foundation's annual awards dinner on Feb. 7.
The Chancellor's Award is the highest award given to a volunteer by the university. A nonprofit corporation that encourages private support of Berkeley and manages the campus's endowment, the foundation honors one individual each year for consistently distinguished service. Hathaway has served as a trustee of the foundation for the last decade and chair in 1997-98. He was honored for his leadership during the Campaign for the New Century, which raised $1.44 billion for Berkeley, and for his efforts to raise Berkeley's visibility and increase support in Southern California.
Over the years, Hathaway has also chaired and served on many of the foundation's committee and has served the campus with distinction as co-chair of the Greater Los Angeles Major Gifts Committee for the New Century Campaign and as a volunteer for the Keeping the Promise Campaign. In 1996, he received the Trustees' Citation for his outstanding achievement in fundraising on behalf of the university.
While working toward his Cal degree in business administration, Hathaway was involved in fraternity affairs, served as president of Skull and Keys, and played freshman football. His family includes a number of alumni - his wife, Betsy '62; his son, David '89; and his father, Austin '26. The former managing partner of the Los Angeles office of the Houston-based firm Fulbright & Jaworski, Hathaway is an ardent advocate of public higher education.