Big Give 2020

Big Give 2020

Receiving that acceptance letter. Finding the people who will shape who you are and stay in your life for years to come. Attending free public lectures by renowned global artists. The UC Berkeley experience is made up of moments large and small — and we want to continue being a part of them. 

On Thursday, March 12, we invite you to make moments like these possible during Big Give, our annual online fundraising event. Help us support Berkeley's creative campus dedicated to providing arts access to students, faculty, alumni, and the greater Berkeley community through awareness and contest prizes.

Visit today to see the impact of past Big Gives, and tell us about your big Berkeley moment as it relates to the creative campus using #BerkeleyArtsDesign and #CalBigGive! Then, come back MARCH 12 to join thousands in helping us make this year's Big Give truly momentous by supporting Arts + Design at Berkeley.



Help Arts + Design amplify our Big Give gifts through contests offered by the main campus, including these big awards for our overall performance:

Big Matches: donor-funded challenges to reach specific gift or amount totals

Big Countdown: special contests throughout the day based on donations & social media participation

Raising the Bar: help us surpass the 2019 Big Give gift count

> Big Slice: overall dollar challenge


There are also hourly contests beginning 11pm on March 11 and happening throughout March 12, based on giving during that period or social media participation! Here are a couple of them:

> Wednesday, March 11, 9pm - Thursday, March 12, 9am: Tweet something original that follows the format "I support #BerkeleyArtsDesign for #CalBigGive bc_______."

> Wednesday, March 11, 9pm - Thursday, March 12, 11am: What's your Berkeley Moment? Tell us on UC Berkeley's Big Give Facebook post (link to come). Comments with most likes win. Be sure to include #BerkeleyArtsDesign!

Wednesday, March 11, 9pm - Thursday, March 12, 7pm: Post "I <3 Cal because________." on Twitter or Instagram. Most inspirational post all day wins! Be sure to include #BerkeleyArtsDesign and #CalBigGive!

> 8am-10am: Most creative post of a child or pet promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram. Don't forget to include #BerkeleyArtsDesign and #CalBigGive!

9am-11am: Friend (non-alum) donor giving drive. 

> 9:30am-9pm: ON-CAMPUS ONLY: Find a hidden Oski plush with the Big Give button and secret code on the back. Bring it to Big Give Live during 11:30am-1:30pm or email the code to to provide a prize to the fund of your choice. And yes, you get to keep Oski!

> 10am-12pm: Alumni giving drive.

> 11am-1pm: Faculty/staff giving drive.

> 11am-1pm: Post a picture on Instagram or Twitter of you and/or your friends sporting Cal gear— include #BerkeleyArtsDesign and #CalBigGive!

> 12pm-5pm: Post a photo on Instagram or Twitter of Cal Throwback Thursday (TBT) — must include #TBT, #BerkeleyArtsDesign, and #CalBigGive!

> 2pm-3pm: Tweet something original that follows the format "Thank you Cal for _______. #BerkeleyArtsDesign #CalBigGive" 

> 3pm-4pm: Graduate student giving drive.

> 4pm-6pm: Young alumni (classes of 2009-2019) giving drive.

> 6pm-7pm: Alumni giving drive.


Check out the Big Give official page for more details on the contests!