Big Give, the annual 24-hour online campuswide fundraising campaign, brought in nearly $2.5 million in donations to Berkeley Haas this year.
With a total of 911 gifts from donors, Haas broke last year’s record of 830 gifts, raising $2,475,738. (The entire Berkeley community raised $20,739,038.) The event kicked off virtually on March 10 at 9 p.m.
In addition to placing third on the leaderboard for the most money raised by a department, college, or program, Haas also claimed prizes for:
- Top fund with the most faculty and staff
- Top fund with the most graduate student donors
- Top fund with the most international donors during the designated challenge hours
Other successes included $295,000 in challenge matches given by The Robert W. Witter Family Foundation, Leah Sutton, Regie & David Eberhart, Mike & Linda Gallagher, Jerry & Melody Weintraub, Ellie & Tom Wehlen, Tad Freese & Brook Hartzell, Marc & Rowena Singer, Dean Ann Harrison, and an anonymous donor.
Throughout the day, undergraduate students, led by Armaan Ismail, BS 23, organized games such as Jenga and set up a photo booth in the courtyard to educate other students about the importance of philanthropy at Haas.
Big Give launched in 2014 to give the entire Berkeley community—alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends—the chance to support their favorite schools and programs and to help those schools and programs win prize money.
If you missed Big Give, it’s still possible to donate.