Big Give is back — and Bigger than ever!


Help the Arts and Design Initiative THINK BIGGER on November 19, 2015!

You made Big Give a big deal last year, raising $5.3 million from more than 7,000 gifts in 24 hours. Our network of arts and design departments, schools, and centers collectively raised $102,000 of that number. Now you can help us reach higher, aim farther, and think bigger!

On November 19th, the Arts + Design Initiative will make its first public appearance as a campaign priority during UC Berkeley’s 2015 24-hour online giving blitz—Big Give. This is an exciting moment to raise support for the Arts+Design Initiative and to feature the breadth and excellence of our arts and design programs at Berkeley! With your support, we will seek to integrate art and design experiences into the fabric of student life and advance UC Berkeley’s role as a creative force in the Bay Area arts and design ecology.

Berkeley’s imagination reaches beyond the campus, the state, and the nation. We look out for each other, so we can look out for the world. On Thursday, November 19, you can ensure your favorite Arts + Design units, departments, schools, colleges, or the Arts + Design Initiative itself, can continue to think bigger during Big Give. During Big Give, join thousands of alumni, students, parents, and friends in showing your passion for Berkeley and your support for students and faculty at



Grab your selfie stick, don your favorite Cal gear and mark your calendar for November 19th!

Tag your photos with #UCBArtsDesign or your favorite department’s handle or hashtag and show your spirit and support for Cal! Learn more about the social media contests here.