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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Big Give 2022.

When was it?

Big Give 2022 took place from Wednesday, March 9 at 9 p.m. PT to Thursday, March 10 at 9 p.m. PT.

What is it?

Big Give is an online fundraising tradition that began in 2014, giving you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the chance to come together to support your favorite schools and programs, and amplify your generosity through awareness and contest prizes.

Why does Cal do this?

This effort celebrates all the moments of Berkeley by supporting students, faculty, and research — and keeping Berkeley the premier public university in the world. From the smallest gift to the biggest, your generosity to Berkeley holds truly transformative power for campus and the world at large.

Is my Big Give contribution be tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Are gifts made to Big Give refundable?

Due to the large number of gifts being processed, we are unable to offer any refunds for gifts made during Big Give unless they were made in error, in which case you should write to By supporting Big Give, you understand that all gifts are final.

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