Fun Events and Friendly Competition Spur MBA Giving

Sparked by a cohort competition and events around the Bay, graduating Full-time and Evening-Weekend Berkeley MBA students have raised more than $100,000 as part of the 2013 graduating gift campaigns.

Students can contribute to the full-time or evening-weekend campaign through June 30 at

Led by Abby Feuer and Andrew Wisnewski, both MBA 13, the full-time MBA campaign reached a 71 percent response, bringing in $77,580.70 for Berkeley-Haas as of mid-June.

As the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program marked the 25th anniversary of its graduating gift campaign, students held events around the Bay Area to tighten their bonds with each other, including hiking Mt. Diablo, watching the horse races at Golden Gate Fields, and paddle boarding in Marin County.

In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, 42 percent of the graduating class gave a total of $24,990 to their graduating gift campaign. Led by Andrew Hattori, Touseef Bhatti, and Julie Miller Everett, all MBA 13, the effort featured a cohort competition and peer-to-peer campaigning. All students who donated received a pair of Haas sunglasses.

The totals raised by full-time and evening-weekend students includes a 2:1 matching gift from a New Alumni Challenge Match campaign.