Big Give, our annual fundraising day of giving, has been online since 2014 — including last year’s event, which took place March 2020, at the moment life changed around the world. On Thursday, March 11, 2021, we invite the I School community to rally in a special Big Give for the continued excellence and influence of UC Berkeley’s global solutions, peerless students, and life-changing research.
This year we are prioritizing the I School Fund. Gifts to this fund are flexible and can be used when and where they are needed most, giving the I School’s teaching, learning, and research a strong foundation.
Visit biggive.berkeley.edu today to see the impact of past Big Gives, preview contests, tell us about your Berkeley moments, and check out your fellow Golden Bears’ social media contributions. Then come back anytime between March 10 at 9:00 PM PT through March 11 at 9:00 PM PT to join in the excitement and help the I School win contest prizes, catalyze our potential, and make I School moments possible for years to come.
Help the School of Information make an impact and win big the day of through contests offered by campus! Your participation helps boost our performance in the contests with big awards for our overall performance:
- Big Slice — dollar challenge
- Raising the Bar — help us surpass last year’s gift count (Every individual gift to the I School counts!)
There are also hourly contests throughout the day of giving. Some are based on giving during that period, others are awarded based on social media participation.
We encourage your participation in the following contests (but you can see and participate in all contests here!):
[giving drive] 9 pm–6 am, Mar. 10-11: Top two funds with the most unique international donors. Two winners will split $3,000.
[giving drive] 9 pm–9 pm, Mar. 10-11: Two random unique donors that signed up for a monthly recurring gift. Two winners will split $3,000.
[social media] 9 pm–9 am, Mar. 10-11: Random original tweet that fills in the blank “I give to #ISchool for #CalBigGive bc _________________.” Prize is $1,000.
[social media] 8–10 am Mar. 11: Most creative post of a future Golden Bear (child) promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram. Include #CalBigGive and #ISchool. Prize is $1,000.
[social media] 8–10 am Mar. 11: Most creative post of a pet promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram. Include #CalBigGive and #ISchool. Prize is $1,000.
[social media] 12–5 pm, Mar. 11: Two random Cal Throwback Thursday (TBT) photos on Instagram or Twitter wins: must include #TBT, #CalBigGive, and #ISchool. Two winners split $2,000.
[giving drive] 3–4 pm, Mar. 11: Random grad student donor; Two winners split $3,000.
[giving drive] 6 pm–7pm, Mar. 11: Random alumni donor; Two winners split $3,000.