Big Give

Mark your calendars for UC Berkeley’s annual day of giving — Cal Big Give, Thursday, March 8, 2018!
From receiving the call from admissions to walking across the stage of the Greek Theatre to accept your diploma, many milestone moments happened here at Berkeley Law. Celebrate these moments by giving back to Berkeley Law during Big Give.
Your gift to any Berkeley Law fund will count towards our Big Give goals. We encourage you to make your gift to the Boalt Hall Fund, which directs support where it is most needed: student scholarships, loan-repayment assistance, and practical training in clinics.
Alumni of classes 2017 to 2007: Your Big Give donations will be matched 2:1!
Make Berkeley moments possible for current and future Berkeley Law students by making a gift during Big Give, between March 7 at 9 p.m. and March 8 at 9 p.m.
 Bookmark and get ready to support Berkeley Law on 3.8.18. Pledge your participation here and we will remind you when to give on the big day!

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VIDEO: Big Give 2018: Make Berkeley Law Moments Possible

VIDEO: Big Give 2016: Carpool Karaoke


Help Berkeley Law make a big impact on the big day by helping us win prize money offered by main campus. Help boost our performance in the contests with big awards for our overall performance:

  • Big Slice — dollar challenge (Last year we came in 6th—This year, Haas & Engineering are going down!)
  • Big Bang — participation challenge (Every gift to the law school in any amount counts!)

Then there are hourly contests throughout the day. Some are based on giving during that period, others are awarded based on social media participation.

We encourage your participation in the following contests:

  • Wednesday, March 7 9pm – Thursday, March 8 9pm:
    • Tweet something original that fills in the blank “#BerkeleyLaw deserves #CalBigGive $$ because ______________.”
    • What’s your favorite Berkeley Moment? Post it on Twitter or Instagram — most stirring post all day wins! Include #BerkeleyLaw AND #CalBigGive hashtags.
  • Thursday, March 8 5-6am PST: International alumni giving drive.
  • Thursday, March 8 from 8-10am: Tweet or post to Instagram a child or pet promoting Cal and/or Berkeley Law. Include #BerkeleyLaw AND #CalBigGive hashtags. The most creative post wins.
  • Thursday, March 8 from 10am–12pm: Faculty & Staff giving drive. 
  • Thursday, March 8 from 11am–2pm: Be the 50th selfie on Twitter or Instagram promoting Big Give and taken on campus. Include #BerkeleyLaw AND #CalBigGive hashtags.
  • Thursday, March 8 from 12–1pm: Young alumni (Classes of 2007-2017) giving drive (Don’t forget: young alum gifts are MATCHED 2:1!)
  • Thursday, March 8 from 3-4pm: Grad student (that’s you JD, LLM, JSD, & JSP students) giving drive.

See examples of social media posts here

Big Thanks to our Launch Gift Donors!

Thank you to our alumni, faculty and friends who made a gift or pledge in the amount of $5,000 or more providing Berkeley Law an early advantage on the Big Give leaderboards!

Benson Cohen ’04

Aimee Dandrea

Tom Dowse ’67

Robert Evans ‘71

Tyler Gerking ’02

Jeff Kaiser ’92

John Kuo ’88

Mark Lubin ’77

Carly O’Halloran Alameda ’06

Lynn Pasahow ’72

Sean SeLegue ’91

Professor George Sensabaugh (gift to Human Rights Center)

Joel Singer (College of Natural Resources ’79, LNS ’81)

Lenard Weiss ’62

Natalie West ’73

Tom White

Professor Susan Whitman & Professor Mark Gergen

Laura Young ’87

Jeffrey Wolfstone ’77

David Zapolsky ’88