Image of the campanile tower at Berkeley with text "Big Give / Make Berkeley Moments Possible"

Big Give 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
9:00 pm PST
 – Thursday, March 10, 2022
9:00 pm PST

Make Berkeley Moments

Big Give, our annual fundraising blitz, has been online since 2014, inspiring the I School community to make Berkeley moments possible. What’s a Berkeley moment? It’s a moment of realization that could only happen in this extraordinary learning environment; a moment of connection between two researchers from disparate disciplines collaborating for the first time; or a moment of recognition between two alums from different decades. Really, it’s any moment when your blue and gold rise up to make you Cal proud!

We invite UC Berkeley alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends like you to rally in support of our great school, building awareness and excitement through healthy competition within the larger University Community while boosting Berkeley’s global influence and innovative excellence. 

From March 9 at 9:00 pm to March 10, 9:00 pm, you may make a gift at our Big Give page. Gifts of any size count towards our Big Give totals and may help us unlock matching gifts and prizes.

Big Give


Big Give Contests

Interested in helping us win extra gifts? Set a reminder for these contest windows!

Giving

Random Friend Donors | 9 am to 11 am
Two random unique friend (non-alum) donors win $750 each to the area that they support.

Most Faculty and Staff Donors | 11 am to 1 pm
Top two funds with the most unique faculty and staff donors win $750 each.

Most Alum Donors | 10 am to 12 pm
Top two funds with the most unique alum donors win $750 each.

Most Current Graduate Student Donors | 3 pm to 4 pm
Top two funds with the most unique current graduate student donors wins $750 each.

Two Random Alum Donors | 6 pm to 7 pm
Two random alum donors win $750 to the fund they support.

Social media

Make sure to include both #CalBigGive and #ISchool so it counts towards our Big Give totals!

Why Do You Heart Cal? | 9 pm to 7 pm Mar 9-10
Post "I heart Cal because ________" on Twitter or Instagram. Most inspirational post all day wins $1,000! Include #CalBigGive and #ISchool

Most Creative Pet Post | 8 am to 10 am
Most creative post of a pet promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram wins $500. Include #CalBigGive and #ISchool

Most Creative Child Post | 8 am to 10 am
Most creative post of a future Golden Bear promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram wins $500. Include #CalBigGive and #ISchool

Cal Throwback Thursday Post | 12 pm to 5 pm
Random Cal Throwback Thursday (TBT) original photo on Instagram or Twitter wins $1,000 (must include #TBT, #CalBigGive, and #ISchool).

Photo Sporting Cal Gear | 11 am to 1 pm
Random original post on Twitter or Instagram of you, family and/or friends wearing Cal gear. 2 winners, $500 each. Include #CalBigGive and #ISchool.

Share Your Favorite Berkeley Memory | 2 pm to 3 pm
Random post on Twitter or Instagram that fills in the blank, "My favorite memory at Berkeley is _____________________" wins $1,000 (must include #CalBigGive and #ISchool).

Last updated:

March 9, 2022