Haas nets record number of gifts during Big Give

Margaret Stutt and Matthieu Kaminski of Development & Alumni Relations.
Margaret Stutt and Matthieu Kaminski of Development & Alumni Relations.

Berkeley Haas raised just over $605,000 during Big Give last Thursday, more than any other school or program, during the 24-hour campus-wide online fundraiser.

Notably, the overall number of gifts to Haas increased by 34 percent this year, rising from 600 to 806 and giving among faculty and staff grew by almost 50 percent to more than 108 donors.

“We saw a sizable jump in the number of people giving this year,” said Tracy Mills, executive director of strategic campaigns in Development & Alumni Relations. “This year, we focused on participation and getting the word out to everyone in our community. As a result, hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff, and students were inspired to give during the day. It was exciting to watch the gifts come in and see Haas climb to the top of the campus leaderboard.”

The school received $79,500 by unlocking the Haas School Board Challenge, earned if at least 400 gifts were made to the Haas School of Business Fund during Big Give.

Big Give launched in 2014 to give the entire Cal 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.

Overall, UC Berkeley received 14,094 gifts this year totaling $4,201,378.

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