Big Give 2020 is a big success

Students at Big GiveIn the midst of challenging times, the Berkeley Haas community stepped up for Big Give: The annual 24-hour campus-wide online fundraising blitz brought in more than $5.5 million in donations to the school this year.

“Philanthropy is a big part of our school’s ability to react during this crisis, and donor support is more important than ever,” said Tracy Mills, executive director of Berkeley Haas Development and Alumni Relations. “Big Give is a wonderful way for us all to come together and demonstrate our collective strength, resilience and compassion. We know there are so many other things top-of-mind for people right now, and we are grateful that hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and alumni chose to give back to Haas during the Big Give.”

Dean Ann Harrison supports the Big Give
Dean Ann Harrison thanks Big Give donors.

The school’s March 11 Big Give successes include:

  • topping the leaderboard with $5,574,169 raised. For the second year in a row, Haas was the top fundraising department on campus.
  • raising 598 gifts in a single day and securing $160,500 with two challenge matches.
  • winning the campus prizes for the most gifts to one fund, and securing the most gifts from young alumni.

Big Give launched in 2014 to give the entire Berkeley community—alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends—the chance to come together to support favorite schools and programs, and to help those schools and programs win prize money. This year’s event raised $10,130,341 from 12,538 gifts campus-wide.

If you missed the Big Give, it’s still possible to donate.