THE STARS ARE ALIGNING

On Thursday, March 9, 2023, we invite our incredible Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends like you all over the world — to show support for our shining star of a university. Contests and matches fuel competition, the hashtag #CalBigGive builds awareness and excitement, but it’s YOU and your dedication and generosity that make all the difference.

Show your Berkeley pride on March 9 and share with your Cal community how you’re helping Berkeley’s light shine brighter than ever before: Tell us on social media what makes Berkeley a star in your constellation; get a head start on this year’s contests by checking out our 2023 contest preview; and learn about becoming a Big Give Ambassador.

Your commitment to UC Berkeley means the world to us. See you March 9!

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Go Big for Students
The top 15 student groups or sport clubs with the most unique donors win.
Fund Designation (169)
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Ambassador with the Most Donors During Big Give
Ambassador with the most unique donors during Big Give wins $5,000 (awarded to the same fund the ambassador donated to, or selected affinity).
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Random Ambassador with 3+ Donors | 9 p.m. to 10 a.m., March 8-9
Random Ambassador with at least three unique donors wins $1,000 (awarded to the same fund the ambassador donated to, or selected affinity).
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Random Ambassador with 10+ Donors | 9 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 8-9
Random Ambassador with at least ten unique donors wins $2,000 (awarded to the same fund the ambassador donated to, or selected affinity).
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SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | Big Give Reels: March 6, 8 a.m. to March 9, 12 p.m.
Make an Instagram Reel promoting your fund! You can post as early as 8 a.m. Monday (3/6), and the IG Reel with the most views by 12pm on Big Give wins $500. Must tag @calstudentphilanthropy, include #CalBigGive, and your program hashtag. See full rules at https://bit.ly/bg-reels.
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Most Donors During Big Give
Top 5 funds with the most unique donors during the 24 hours of Big Give win additional prize money.
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Funds with the Most International Donors | 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. March 8-9
Top two funds with the most unique international donors win $1,500 each.
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Random Ambassador with 5+ Donors | 9 p.m. to 1 p.m., March 8-9
Random Ambassador with at least five unique donors wins $1,500 (awarded to the same fund the ambassador donated to, or selected affinity).
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Random Ambassador with 20+ Donors | 9 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 8-9
Random Ambassador with at least 20 unique donors wins $2,500 (awarded to the same fund the ambassador donated to, or selected affinity).
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SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST: What's Your Favorite Memory? | 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Random original post on Twitter or Instagram that fills in the blank, "My favorite memory at Berkeley is _____________________" wins $500. Include #CalBigGive and your program hashtag.
Rank State Gifts
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