The Department of Italian Studies needs your help to maintain and build upon its standard of excellence. Financial gifts and endowed funds contribute essential support for students, create prizes for academic excellence, make possible campus appearances by distinguished Italian visitors, are helping to bring the departmental library up to date and to acquire crucial new teaching and research technologies for the 21st century. Contact the department ( and/or the Development Office of the College of Letters and Science to see what you can do to help. You can make a gift online to Italian Studies through the campus Give to Cal website, where you will find more information about what happens to your gifts. Abbiamo bisogno di voi (we need you)!