BIG GIVE IS OVER, BUT YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAMS.


Contests

Here's where you can find all of the opportunities to help your favorite schools and programs win extra funds and bragging rights — time-based contests, competitive social media events, and Big Matches. Help your favorite Cal causes glow even more brightly today!

Past Events


$6,500
The African American Student Development Office Challenge
Gary and Donna Freedman will contribute $6,500 to the African American Student Development Office once 35 unique donors have contributed $50 or more.
Completed
$3,000
Arnold Schultz Graduate Student Support Fund Challenge
Prof. Louise Fortmann will contribute $3,000 once 20 gifts are made to the Arnold Schultz Graduate Student Support Fund
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies Challenge
An anonymous donor will contribute $50,000 once 50 gifts are made to the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Berkeley Law Fund Match
Natalie West JD '73 will generously match all gifts to the Berkeley Law Fund, which supports the dean's highest priorities. Donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
The Berkeley School of Education Challenge
BSE Dean Michelle Young and her husband Derek Young will contribute $5,000 once 100 unique donors contribute to the Berkeley School of Education. UPDATE: Because this match was met, BSE Dean Emeritus P. David Pearson will now also contribute $5000!
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Berkeley Study Abroad Match
Leslie and Hy Murveit will match all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $45,000
Completed
2
Match
Biology Scholars Fund Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 to the Biology Scholars Fund.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
The Biology Scholars Program Fund Challenge
If we raise $5,000 during Big Give, Marc Carrasco will match that amount.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
2
Match
The Botanical Garden Annual Fund Match
A group of committed Garden donors will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $60,000!
$60,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
CDSS Dean's Innovation Fund Match
Dean Jennifer Chayes and Christian Borgs will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
The CAA Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts to The CAA Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Alumni Association Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 to the Cal Alumni Association (CAA Fund).
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Band Annual Fund Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 to the Cal Band Annual Fund.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Aquatics Match
Women's swimming alum, Kelly Stravers, will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Aquatics up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Cal Baseball Donor Challenge
Brad Brian has challenged the Cal Baseball community to secure 30 donors to unlock a $5,000 gift to the program.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Cal Beach Volleyball Match
An anonymous donor will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Beach Volleyball up to $6,000.
$6,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Field Hockey Match
Emily and Jeff Risberg will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Field Hockey up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Football Match
Harry Sherr '74 will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Football up to $25,000.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
Cal Fund Challenge #2: 250 Donors
Kathy Kwan will give another $10,000 to the Cal Fund once 250 donors give to the Cal Fund once 250 donors give to the Cal Fund.
Completed
$10,000
Cal Fund Challenge #4: 450 Donors
Kathy Kwan will contribute another $10,000 to the Cal Fund once 450 donors give to the Cal Fund.
Completed
2
Match
Cal Men's Basketball Match
An anonymous family will match dollar for dollar all gifts made to Cal Men's Basketball up to $25,000.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Men's Crew Match
An anonymous donor will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Men's Crew up to $75,000.
$75,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Cal Men's Golf Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor has challenged the Cal Men's Golf community to secure 25 donors to unlock a $5,000 gift to the program.
Completed
$2,500
Cal Men's Soccer Donor Challenge
An anonymous soccer alum has challenged the Cal Men's Soccer community to secure 25 donors to unlock a $2,500 gift to the program.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Cal Rugby Match
An anonymous donor will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Rugby up to $15,000.
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
The Cal Table Tennis Fund Match
Roger Kang will match every dollar raised for the Cal Table Tennis Fund during Big Give, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Track & Field and Cross Country Match
Robert McLennan will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Track & Field and Cross Country up to $3,000.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Cal Women's Basketball Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor has challenged the Cal Women's Basketball community to secure 50 donors to unlock a $5,000 gift to the program.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
$25,000
Cal Women's Crew Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor has challenged the Cal Women's Crew community to secure 60 donors to unlock a $25,000 gift to the program.
60 / 60 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Cal Women's Gymnastics Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor will contribute $1,000 once 25 donors have made gifts to The Cal Women's Gymnastics Fund.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$1,000
The Cameron Institute Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor has challenged the Cal Athletics community to secure 20 donors to unlock a $1,000 gift to the Cameron Institute.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Center for Social Sector Leadership Challenge Match
Gifts to the Center for Social Sector Leadership will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000 by Doug & Tracy Leeds.
Completed
$10,000
The Clementine Douglas Student Emergency Fund Challenge
Liz Claman will contribute $10,000 to the Clementine Douglas Student Emergency Fund once 120 gifts are made to Berkeley Journalism during Big Give.
120 / 120 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Friends of BioEngineering Challenge
An anonymous donor couple will generously provide $1,000 for every gift donated to Bioengineering, up to $25,000.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Fung Fellowship Challenge
Once 25 gifts are made to either the Fung Institute or the Fung Fellowship, an anonymous donor will generously donate $2,500 to the Fung Fellowship.
Completed
$15,000
$15,000 for 100 gifts to Berkeley IEOR
Cal alum Sonita Lontoh '99 will ​make a gift of $15,000 when ​we reach 100 gifts ​for Berkeley IEOR!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
IEOR Fund Challenge
Berkeley IEOR alum Raymond Ma '15 will donate an additional $2,500 if we raise $25,000 to the IEOR fund.
$25,000 / $25,000 Raised
Completed
$1,000
Nuclear Engineering Excellence Fund Challenge
The Rodel Foundation will give $1,000 for every gift donated to Nuclear Engineering, up to $25,000.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
College of Engineering Challenge
Once 200 gifts are reached, Raymond Ma will donate $2,500 to the Berkeley Engineering Fund to support programs like Student Clubs which enhance applied learning and leadership skills.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
College of Engineering Challenge
Once 400 gifts are reached, Steve and Aja Sulack will donate $2,500 to support student services like mentoring and tutoring.
400 / 400 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
College of Engineering Challenge
Once 500 gifts are reached, a generous Engineering alum will donate $2,500 to the Berkeley Engineering Fund to support student services like career services.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
College of Engineering Challenge
Once 700 gifts are made to the College of Engineering, an anonymous donor will donate $10,000 to the Berkeley Engineering Fund to launch new initiatives within the college.
700 / 700 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Disabled Student Center Challenge
Gary and Donna Freedman will contribute $3,000 to the Disabled Student Center once 15 unique donors have contributed.
15 / 15 Donors
Completed
2
Match
The DrPH Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,000.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
$100,000
The Emeryville Satellite Campus Fund Challenge
Help us win the next challenge match: Dr. Michael Harris will make a gift of $100,000 when we reach 250 gifts!
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
The Environmental Health Sciences Support Fund Match
Professor Emeritus Bob Spear will match all gifts to the Environmental Health Science Support Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
ESPM Graduate Student Support Fund Challenge
A 1983 alum will contribute $10,000 once 25 gifts are made to ESPM
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Friends of Statistics Challenge
An anonymous donor is willing to give a 4-figure gift once Statistics has over 60 gifts, beating past year totals.
60 / 60 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Graduate Diversity Fund Match
Gary and Donna Freedman will generously match all donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $28,000 for the Graduate Diversity Fund!
Completed
$10,000
$10,000 for 100 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Kevin Brown & Jenny Redo and Peter B. Nicholas BS 75, MBA 77 will collectively give $10,000 if 100 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
$100,000 for 300 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Albert & Julie Lee will give $100,000 if 300 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
$50,000 for 500 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Deepa Reddy & John Frerichs, Connie Moore & Roger Greer, Jane Liou Li & George Li, Susan Coleman, and Lance Matthews will collectively give $50,000 if 500 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
500 / 500 Gifts
Completed
$70,000
$70,000 for 700 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Regina & David Eberhart, Carrie & Gary Pomerantz, Haruki & Mikiko Satomi, Matt Levin, Rich & Jen Lyons, Seong Chen, and Anil Rao & Chandika Nagarani will collectively give $70,000 if 700 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
700 / 700 Gifts
Completed
$36,500
$36,500 for 900 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Doug & Leni Herst, D.K. & Jong Kim, Jonathan & Shirley Hudacko, Steve & Kathleen Terusaki, Richard Preston, and Mark Oei & Sandy Liu will collectively give $36,500 if 900 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
Completed
2
Match
Haas Undergraduate Student Challenge Match
Gifts from current students to the Undergraduate Program Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 by Brad & Marcia Howard. Select "undergraduate student" under affiliation to qualify for this match.
Completed
$13,500
I-House Scholarship Fund Challenge
If I-House receives 135 gifts during the Big Give, an additional $13,500 in matching funds from the I-House Board of Directors will be unlocked to support scholarships at I-House.
135 / 135 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
The Joint Medical Program Student Services Fund Match
Anne Germanacos will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #1: 500 Donors
A generous donor on the L&S Advisory Board will contribute $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund once the first 500 donors give to any part of the College of Letters & Science.
500 / 500 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #3: 1,500 Donors
If the College of Letters & Science recruits 1,500 donors to any of its funds, a generous donor on the L&S Advisory Board will give another $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund.
1,500 / 1,500 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #5: 2,400 Donors
A generous donor has challenged the College of Letters & Science to beat its 2023 Big Give total and secure 2,400 donors in order to unlock another $10,000 (for a total of $50,000) for the L&S Leadership Fund!
Completed
$10,000
L&S: Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Challenge
40 gifts to the Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities will unlock a $10,000 challenge grant from Kathy Kwan ’87, M.B.A. ’93, M.P.H. ’93, founder of the Eustace-Kwan Foundation, member of UC Berkeley's Board of Visitors, and Trustee Emerita of the UC Berkeley Foundation.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Fund for Excellence in Arts & Humanities Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,000 to the Fund for Excllence in Arts & Humanity.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,000
L&S: The Friends of Astronomy Fund Challenge
Once 40 gifts are made to the Friends of Astronomy Fund, we will unlock a $2,000 gift from an anonymous donor!
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
L&S: The Berkeley Language Center Fund Challenge
20 gifts to the Berkeley Language Center Fund will unlock $1,000 offered by an anonymous donor. Support the 60 languages taught on campus!
Completed
$2,500
L&S: Dutch Studies Participation Challenge
Tineke & Torsten Jacobsen will donate $2,500 in honor of Professor Johan Snapper once 10 gifts have been made to the Dutch Studies Program. Veel succes, vrinden!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
L&S: The Friends of Earth & Planetary Science Fund Challenge
Professors Inez Fung and Jim Bishop will give $10,000 once 20 gifts have been received to the Friends of EPS Fund. They are giving this in gratitude to EPS Chair Michael Manga and the remarkable EPS staff who do so much to make the department a great place to work and study. Please join them in honoring Michael Manga and the staff!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Douglas R. Powell Field Geography Fund Match
Bradford Hall Jr. B.A. '79 will be matching all gifts to the Powell Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
L&S: The Friends of Integrative Biology Fund Challenge
Once 15 gifts are made to the Friends of Integrative Biology Fund, we will unlock a $5,000 gift from an anonymous donor.
15 / 15 Donors
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Friends of Molecular & Cell Biology Match
A generous donor and friend of the MCB department will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,500
L&S: The Friends of Neuroscience Fund Challenge
If we get 15 gifts to The Friends of Neuroscience Fund, a matching gift of $2,500 generously provided by Heath and Carrie Lukatch will be added to the total!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$500
L&S: The Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund Challenge
Once 10 gifts are made to the Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund, we will unlock a $500 gift from Program Director Steven Murray.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Political Economy Annual Fund Match
All gifts, dollar-for-dollar, to Berkeley Political Economy will be matched up to $10,000. This match has been provided by $5,000 – Berkeley Political Economy board member Regie Eberhart; and $5,000 – Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk
Completed
$25,000
L&S: Department of Rhetoric Fund Challenge
Bettina Baig Duval will contribute $25,000 once 100 gifts are made to the Department of Rhetoric Fund.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Match
An anonymous donor will match every dollar to the Theater, Dance, Performance Studies, up to $5,000.
Completed
Event
Optometry Alumni Board Challenge
The Kathy Kwan Challenge to Optometry Alumni Board Members. UCB Emeritus Trustee Kathy Kwan will contribute $10,000 once we achieve full participation from the Alumni Board. COMPLETED!
Ended
$30,000
Rausser College Fund for Natural Resources Challenge
A Rausser College Advisory Board member will contribute $30,000 once 175 gifts are made to the Rausser College Fund for Natural Resources.
175 / 175 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Rausser College Fund for Natural Resources Challenge
Rausser College Advisory Board members will contribute $20,000 once 125 gifts are made to the Rausser College Fund for Natural Resources.
125 / 125 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
The Retirement Center Annual Fund Match
The UC Retirees' Association at Berkeley will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500 in support of retiree advocacy, services, and lifelong learning.
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
UC Berkeley Reserves Match
A generous anonymous donor will match your gift dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 when you donate to any of the following funds: UC Berkeley Natural Reserve Systems Fund, Friends of Hastings Reserve, Sagehen Creek Field Station Fund!
Completed
2
Match
The School of Information Student Experience Fund 2nd Match!
You met her first challenge so she's adding another! Dean Marti Hearst will match the next $500 made to the I School Student Experience Fund.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
School of Public Health Opportunity Fund Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 to the School of Public Health Opportunity Fund.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$3,000
Transfer Student Center Challenge
Gary and Donna Freedman will contribute $3,000 to the Transfer Student Center once 30 unique donors have contributed.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
$5,000
UCMP Education and Outreach Fund Challenge
If we raise $5,000 during Big Give, Marc Carrasco will match that amount.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
$6,500
UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program Challenge
Gary and Donna Freedman will contribute $6,500 to the UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program once 50 unique donors have contributed $50 or more.
Completed
Leaderboard
Most Donors During Big Give
Top 5 funds with the most unique donors during the 24 hours of Big Give win prize money ($10,000; $5,000; $2,500; $1,000; $500).
Rank Prize Funds Donors
1 $10,000 Formula Electric at Berkeley 601
2 $5,000 The Cal Band Annual Fund 522
3 $2,500 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 443
4 $1,000 Zahanat 387
5 $500 Haas School of Business Fund 349
Ended
Leaderboard
Most Donors to a Student Group or Sports Club | March 13, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Top 3 student groups or sports clubs with the most unique donors in the first hour of Big Give win additional prize money ($2,500; $1,250; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,500 AAAA - Furries at Berkeley 57
2 $1,250 Zahanat 40
3 $1,000 American Advertising Federation 40
4 The Cal Band Annual Fund 22
5 Cal Archery 22
Ended
Event
5 Random Ambassadors that Meet Criteria for You+2 | 9 p.m. to noon
5 random ambassadors that meet the criteria for You+2 will win additional $750 each to the affinity area they selected in the Ambassador Dashboard or the area that they supported. WINNERS: POWER OF A PRINCESS, CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS, CAL BAND, BALLET COMPANY AT BERKELEY, MOTOSTUDENT OF CALIFORNIA!
Ended
Leaderboard
Most Donors | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique donors win prize money ($2,000; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,000 The Cal Band Annual Fund 54
2 $1,000 Zahanat 43
3 The Cal Alumni Association Fund 33
4 Haas School of Business Fund 30
5 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 27
Ended
Event
Most Faculty and Staff Donors | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique faculty and staff donors wins additional prize money ($1,500; $1,000). WINNERS (TIED): EMERYVILLE SATELLITE CAMPUS FUND, HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FUND!
Ended
Leaderboard
Most Donors | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique donors win prize money ($1,500; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $1,500 Zahanat 43
2 $1,000 The PUENTE Project Fund 30
3 The Cal Parents Fund 23
4 AAAA - Furries at Berkeley 23
5 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 22
Ended
Leaderboard
Most Donors | 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique donors win prize money ($3,000; $1,500).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $3,000 Azaad 72
2 $1,500 The PUENTE Project Fund 48
3 The Cal Alumni Association Fund 36
4 The Cal Band Annual Fund 34
5 LETTERS & SCIENCE LEADERSHIP FUND 29
Ended
Leaderboard
Most Donors | 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Top 3 fund with the most unique donors win prize money ($5,000; $2,500; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $5,000 Formula Electric at Berkeley 267
2 $2,500 The Cal Band Annual Fund 180
3 $1,000 Azaad 81
4 CalSol 76
5 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 39
Ended
Event
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | Brightest Blue and Gold Memory | 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Share your favorite Cal memory on Instagram or X (Twitter). Include #CalBigGive and a program hashtag. Randomly chosen original post wins $500 for its featured program. WINNER: Cloud at California.
Ended
Event
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | Future Golden Bear | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Share a photo of a spirited little one cheering on Cal on Instagram or X (Twitter) with your program hashtag and #CalBigGive. A randomly chosen original post wins $500 for their respective program. WINNER: CalSol (UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team)
Ended
Event
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | Who Do You Glow for? | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tell us about (and tag if you wish) your favorite prof, student, friend or person at Cal by filling in the blank on Instagram or X (Twitter), "I give to Cal bc of______ who______" Include #CalBigGive and a program hashtag. Randomly chosen original post wins $500 for its featured program. WINNER: The Intermission Orchestra at Berkeley
Ended
Event
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | Throwback: A Decade Aglow | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Big Give turns 10 today! So share a throwback photo from your time at Berkeley to celebrate what the Cal community means to you. Post on Instagram or X (Twitter). Include #CalBigGive, #TBT, and your program hashtag. Randomly chosen original post wins $500 for its featured program. WINNER: Helix @ Berkeley
Ended
$1,500
The Archaeological Research Facility Gift Fund Challenge
A generous ARF supporter will contribute $1500 once 40 gifts are made to the ARF Gift Fund.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Basic Needs Center Match
All gifts, dollar-for-dollar, to Berkeley Basics Needs Center will be matched up to $25,000. This match has been provided by $10,000 - Nadine Tang M.S.W. '75; $5,000 - Kathy Kwan ’87, M.B.A. ’93, M.P.H. ’93; $5,000 - Georgia Lee '76 & George Shenk; $5,000 - the Members of the Advisory Council on Basic Needs.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
$3,600
Berkeley Forests Fund Challenge
Members of the Cal Alumni Foresters Executive Committee will contribute $3,600 once 50 gifts are made to the Berkeley Forests Fund.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$250,000
Berkeley Law School Challenge
An anonymous donor will give $250,000 once the first 250 unique donors make a gift to any Berkeley Law fund.
250 / 250 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Berkeley School of Education Challenge
An anonymous faculty member will contribute $5,000 once 50 unique donors contribute to the Berkeley School of Education.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Berkeley Study Abroad Fund Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 to the Berkeley Study Abroad Fund.
Completed
2
Match
Biology Scholars Program Match
An anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations to the Biology Scholars Program, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
The Botanical Garden Annual Fund Challenge
The Botanical Garden Annual Fund Unique Donor Challenge An anonymous donor has challenged the Garden to acquire 300 unique donors to unlock $5,000. After 450 unique donors, another $5,000 will be unlocked.
Completed
2
Match
CDSS Dean's Innovation Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,000.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Alumni Association Fund Match
A CAA board member will match all gifts to The CAA Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
The CAA Fund Match
CAA board member Ashley Whittaker will match all gifts to The CAA Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
The Cal Band Annual Fund Match
Anonymous donors will match all gifts up to $50,000 to help the Cal Band reach its goals!
$50,000 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Cal Athletics Donor Leaderboard | Sports with the Most Unique Donors
The Cal Athletics sport programs with the most unique donors. Bragging rights only.
Rank Sports Donors
1 Men's Crew 251
2 Women's Crew 101
3 Women's Basketball 93
4 Lacrosse 71
5 Beach Volleyball 70
Ended
$5,000
Cal Aquatics Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor has challenged the Cal Aquatics community to secure 40 donors to unlock a $5,000 gift to the programs.
40 / 40 Donors
Completed
$10,000
Cal Beach Volleyball Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor has challenged the Cal Beach Volleyball community to secure 25 donors to unlock a $10,000 gift to the program.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$10,000
Cal Field Hockey Donor Challenge
An anonymous field hockey family has challenged the Cal Field Hockey community to secure 20 donors to unlock a $10,000 gift to the program.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Cal Football Kickoff Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 to the Cal Football Fund.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
Cal Fund Challenge #1: 150 Donors
Kathy Kwan will contribute $10,000 to the Cal Fund once 150 donors give to the Cal Fund.
150 / 150 Donors
Completed
$10,000
Cal Fund Challenge #3: 350 Donors
Kathy Kwan will donate another $10,000 to the Cal Fund once 350 donors give to the Cal Fund.
Completed
2
Match
Cal Lacrosse Match
An anonymous donor has pledged to match, dollar for dollar, all gifts made to Cal Lacrosse up to $50,000.
Completed
2
Match
Cal Men's Crew Starting Line Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $6,000 to the Friends of Cal Crew.
$6,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Cal Men's Basketball Tipoff Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 to the Cal Men's Basketball Fund.
Completed
$1,000
Cal Men's Gymnastics Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor will contribute $1,000 once 25 donors have made gifts to The Cal Men's Gymnastics Fund.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$42,350
Cal Parents Fund Challenge
The Cal Parents Board will contribute $42,350 once 200 donors contribute to the Cal Parents Fund.
200 / 200 Donors
Completed
$5,000
Cal Softball Donor Challenge
Anonymous former Cal Softball parents have challenged the Cal Softball community to secure 30 donors to unlock a $5,000 gift to the program.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
$30,000
Cal Tennis Donor Challenge
Cal men’s tennis alum, David Kvaratskhelia and his wife Christina Giguere, have challenged the Cal Tennis community to secure 20 donors to unlock a $30,000 gift to the program.
Completed
$5,000
Cal Volleyball Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor has challenged the Cal Volleyball community to secure 25 donors to unlock a $5,000 gift to the program.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Cal Women's Basketball Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 to the Cal Women's Basketball Fund.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Cal Women's Golf Donor Challenge
An anonymous donor will contribute $1,000 once 25 donors have made gifts to The Cal Women's Golf Fund.
Completed
$2,000
Cal Women's Soccer Donor Challenge
An anonymous women's soccer alum has challenged the Cal Women's Soccer community to secure 50 donors to unlock a $2,000 gift to the program.
Completed
2
Match
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) Match
A generous anonymous donor will match all gifts up to $15,000! Your donation will be doubled!
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
$3,000
The Chicanx/Latinx Student Development Office Challenge
Gary and Donna Freedman will contribute $3,000 to the Chicanx/Latinx Student Development Office once 50 unique donors have contributed $50 or more.
Completed
$10,000
Aerospace Engineering Program Fund Challenge
Once 10 gifts are reached, Hardeep and Jasleen Gulati will donate $10,000 to the Aerospace Engineering Program providing students the opportunity to become leaders in an emerging era of aerospace technologies.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Engineering Science Excellence Fund Challenge
When 20 gifts are made to the Engineering Science Excellence Fund, a $10,000 Big Match from Leslee and Michael Perlstein will be unlocked.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Fung Institute Fund Challenge
Once 25 gifts are made to either the Fung Institute or the Fung Fellowship, an anonymous donor will generously donate $2,500 to the Fung Institute.
Completed
$60,000
Berkeley IEOR Student Support Challenge
Professor Rhonda Righter Ph.D. ’86 will make a gift of $60,000 when we reach 150 gifts to Berkeley IEOR!
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$500
Materials Science and Engineering Fund Challenge
Silvanus "SS" Lau (PhD '69) will give $500 for every gift donated to Materials Science and Engineering, up to $10,000.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
College of Engineering Challenge
Once 100 gifts are reached, Ilkcan Cokgor and Ismail Ulubay will make a gift of $1,000 in support of Engineering students.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,600
College of Engineering Challenge
Once 300 gifts are reached, Ken Nishimura and Judy Huang will make a gift of $2,600 to the Berkeley Engineering Fund to support student services like the Undergraduate Research Program.
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
College of Engineering Challenge
Once 600 gifts are reached, Robyn Chen will donate $2,500 to the Berkeley Engineering Fund to support student services like mentoring and tutoring.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
$1,400
College of Chemistry Challenge
Ken Nishimura and Judy Huang will support the College of Chemistry with a gift of $1400 once 150 gifts are reached.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Crowdfunding: Robert Merriman Plaque Match
A group of donors have volunteered to match dollars 1:1, up to $1,250 in memory of Robert Merriman, a Berkeley PhD student and volunteer for the Spanish Civil War
$1,250 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
The DrPH Fund Match
Dr. Paul Hofmann will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
The Educational Opportunity Program Match
Kathy Kwan ’87, M.B.A. ’93, M.P.H. ’93 will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 to the Educational Opportunity Program.
Completed
2
Match
The Environmental Health Sciences Support Fund Match
Professor John Balmes will match all gifts to the Environmental Health Sciences Support Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
ERG Annual Fund Challenge
An ERG faculty member will contribute $10,000 once 100 gifts are made to the ERG Annual Fund.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
The Essig Museum Fund Challenge
Help us secure 35 gifts during Big Give to unlock a $3,000 matching gift from a generous donor! Share with your friends and family and make a BIG difference!
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
The Goldman School of Public Policy Annual Fund Match
GSPP Advisory Board Member Cathy Unger, BA '69, will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000.
$30,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Graduate Student and Experience Fund Match
Professor Fiona M. Doyle & Dr. Stephen C. Blair will match all donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $12,000 to the Graduate Student Experience Fund!
Completed
$25,000
$25,000 for 250 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Frank Cooper & Nina Whittington-Cooper will give $25,000 if 250 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$40,000
$40,000 for 400 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Tad Freese & Brook Hartzell and Elena & Juan Gomez will collectively give $40,000 if 400 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
400 / 400 Gifts
Completed
$75,000
$75,000 for 600 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Mike & Linda Gallagher and Larissa Roesch will collectively give $75,000 if 600 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
600 / 600 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
$100,000 for 800 Gifts to Berkeley Haas
Shuhong Ye will give $100,000 if 800 gifts are made to the Haas School of Business during Big Give.
Completed
2
Match
Haas Full-Time MBA Student Challenge Match
Gifts from current students to the Full-Time MBA Program Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 by Tom & Jahanna Knight. Select "graduate student" under affiliation to qualify for this match.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$25,000
The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry Annual Fund Challenge
Help us unlock more funds through this challenge match: UCOSA will make a gift of $25,000 when we reach 100 gifts!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues Challenge
Professor Emeritus Bil Banks will contribute $20,000 once 30 donors make gifts to the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues.
30 / 30 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Kirk R. Smith Faculty Impact Fund Match
Professor John Balmes will match all gifts to the Kirk R. Smith Faculty Impact Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #2: 1,000 Donors
A generous donor will give another $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund when 1,000 donors make gifts to any College of Letters & Science fund.
1,000 / 1,000 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S Advisory Board Challenge #4: 2,000 Donors
A generous donor will contribute another $10,000 to the L&S Leadership Fund as soon as 2,000 donors give to any fund at the College of Letters & Science.
Completed
$10,000
L&S: Arts & Humanities Fund for Excellence Challenge
10 gifts to the Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities will unlock a $10,000 challenge grant from Akiko Mikumo '78 Asian Studies, L&S Advisory Board member.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Fund for Excellence in Arts & Humanities Match
An anonymous donor will match gifts to the A&H Excellence Fund one-to-one, up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
L&S: The Fund for Excellence in Biological Sciences Challenge
Once 10 gifts are made to the Excellence in Biological Sciences Fund, we will unlock a $10,000 gift from Roger Kang.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Berkeley Language Center Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $4,000 to the Berkeley Language Center.
Completed
2
Match
L&S: The Berkeley Language Center Fund Match
An anonymous donor will match gifts to the Berkeley Language Center 1:1, up to $4,000!
Completed
2
Match
L&S: The Dutch Studies Fund Match
Barbara and Doug Engmann, Economics '69, will match your gifts to the Dutch Studies Program up to $5,000 in honor of Professor Johan Snapper. Veel succes, vrienden!
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Economics Annual Fund Match
All gifts, dollar-for-dollar, to the Department of Economics will be matched up to $20,000. This match has been provided by $10,000 - Alumna Jennifer Youstra; and $10,000 –Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk
$20,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
L&S: The Friends of Integrative Biology Fund Challenge
Once 15 gifts are made to the Friends of Integrative Biology Fund, we will unlock a $5,000 gift from Marc Carrasco.
15 / 15 Donors
Completed
$10,000
L&S: Friends of Mathematics Fund Challenge
Once 40 gifts are made to the Friends of Mathematics Fund, we will unlock a $10,000 gift from Doug '87 and Cristina McBeth.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Friends of Molecular & Cell Biology Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 to the Friends of Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB).
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
L&S: The Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund Challenge
Once 10 gifts are made to the Friends of the Physical Education Program Fund, we will unlock a $500 gift from an anonymous donor.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
L&S: Friends of Physics Challenge
An anonymous donor will contribute $20,000 once 40 gifts are made to the Friends of Physics Fund.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
L&S: Psychology Annual Fund Match
Kathy Knopoff ’92 will be matching all gifts to Psychology dollar for dollar up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
L&S: The Felipe Rochon Gutterriez Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment Fund Match
Friends of Felipe will match 1:1 every dollar donated to the Felipe Rochon Gutterriez Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment Fund, up to $3,500! Your gifts to this challenge also count towards our other challenge that has a goal of 100 gifts to unlock $25,000 for the Department of Rhetoric.
$3,500 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
The Museum of Paleontology Fund Challenge
If we raise $5,000 during Big Give, Marc Carrasco will match that amount.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
2
Match
The Puente Project Fund Match
Dr. Jeanett Castellanos, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor at UC Irvine's School of Social Sciences will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,500. Her areas of research include Latinx student coping and persistence, cultural values and identity, and spirituality and well-being. Join Dr. Castellanos in funding student scholarships!
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
$16,000
Rausser College Fund for Natural Resources Challenge
Enthusiastic alumni from the classes of 1961-1994 will contribute $16,000 once 75 gifts are made to the Rausser College Fund for Natural Resources.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$6,600
The Retirement Center Annual Fund Challenge
The Berkeley Retirement Center is challenging our UC community to raise $6,600 to help us continue our work in retiree advocacy, services, and lifelong learning. Once $6,600 is raised, an extra $6,600 will be unlocked by a group of generous donors who are matching today's donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $6,600 to help our community continue to live well in retirement!
$6,600 / $6,600 Raised
Completed
$10,000
The UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) Challenge
Kathy Kwan will donate $10,000 once 20 gifts are made to the BCSP.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$500
The School of Information Student Experience Fund Dean's Challenge
Dean's Challenge! Dean Marti Hearst will match the first $500 donated to the Student Experience Fund!
$500 / $500 Raised
Completed
2
Match
The School of Public Health Opportunity Fund Match
Cathy Garza and Robert Doty will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar to the Public Health Opportunity Fund up to $10,000!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
L&S: The S.E.E.D. Scholars Honors Program Challenge
Once 10 gifts are made to the S.E.E.D. Scholars Honors Program, we will unlock a $5,000 gift from Dean Michael Botchan.
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Transfer Student Center Match
Georgia Lee ’76 and George Shenk will match all gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,000 to the Transfer Student Center.
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Underground Scholars Fund Match
Cynthia Chase and Howard Heevner will match gifts to the Underground Scholars Fund up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Go Big for Students! Most Unique Donors to a Student Group or Sports Club During Big Give
Top 15 student groups or sport clubs with the most unique donors during Big Give win additional prize money.
Rank Prize Student Group or Sports Club Donors
1 $2,000 Formula Electric at Berkeley 601
2 $1,500 The Cal Band Annual Fund 522
3 $1,250 Zahanat 387
4 $1,000 American Advertising Federation 270
5 $900 Azaad 262
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Top 5 Programs with the Most You+2 Ambassadors During Big Give
The top 5 programs with the most ambassadors that meet the criteria for You+2 will win additional prize money to the referral area they selected in the Ambassador Dashboard. You must have selected a referral area to be eligible. ($3,500; $2,500; $2,000; $1,000; $500). WINNERS: 1st place (tie): POWER OF A PRINCESS and ZAHANAT; 2nd place: AAAA - FURRIES AT BERKELEY; 3rd place: CAL BAND; 4th place: CALSOL; and 5th place (tie): PROJECT RISHI, INTERMISSION ORCHESTRA, RE-ENTRY STUDENT PROGRAM, and SPACE TECHNOLOGIES AT CALIFORNIA (STAC)
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Most International Donors | 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique international donors win additional prize money ($1,500; $1,000). WINNERS: PROJECT RISHI AND BERKELEY HAAS FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM FUND!
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Most Donors | 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Top 3 fund with the most unique donors win prize money ($2,500; $1,500; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,500 Project RISHI 62
2 $1,500 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 44
3 $1,000 Haas School of Business Fund 43
4 The Berkeley Basic Needs Fund 36
5 The Cal Band Annual Fund 33
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Most Donors | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique donors win prize money ($2,000; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,000 The Cal Parents Fund 75
2 $1,000 Azaad 69
3 American Advertising Federation 64
4 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 52
5 Haas School of Business Fund 41
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Most Donors | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique donors win prize money ($1,500; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $1,500 Space Technologies and Rocketry (STAR) 67
2 $1,000 Zahanat 63
3 The Center for Educational Partnerships Fund 53
4 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 33
5 The Cal Parents Fund 29
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Most Donors | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Top 3 funds with the most unique donors win prize money ($2,500; $1,500; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,500 Zahanat 136
2 $1,500 The Cal Band Annual Fund 113
3 $1,000 The Cal Parents Fund 80
4 LETTERS & SCIENCE LEADERSHIP FUND 45
5 Haas School of Business Fund 38
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Most Donors | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Top 2 funds with the most unique donors win prize money ($5,000; $2,500).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $5,000 Formula Electric at Berkeley 217
2 $2,500 Space Enterprise at Berkeley 195
3 SKY Campus Happiness Club at Berkeley 133
4 Space Technologies and Rocketry (STAR) 102
5 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 48
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Most Donors | 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Top 3 funds with the most unique donors wins additional prize money ($2,500; $1,500; $1,000).
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,500 Cal Triathlon 106
2 $1,500 Formula Electric at Berkeley 97
3 $1,000 Space Technologies at California 53
4 The Cal Band Annual Fund 49
5 Haas School of Business Fund 44
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SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | What Do You Glow for? | 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Fill in the blank on Instagram or X (Twitter), "[Program hashtag] deserves Big Give love bc_______" Include #CalBigGive and a program hashtag. Randomly chosen original post wins $500 for its featured program. WINNER: Space Enterprise Berkeley.
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SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | Friends of Oski | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Share a photo of your pet in their Cal gear on Instagram or X (Twitter) with your program hashtag and #CalBigGive. A randomly chosen original post wins $500 for their respective program. WINNER: Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST | Show Your Cal Spirit | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Share a photo of you and/or your friends in your best blue and gold gear on Instagram or X (Twitter), including your program hashtag and #CalBigGive. A randomly chosen original post wins $500 for their respective program. WINNER: Eta Kappa Nu
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