Get ready for the Big Give: Ways to Join Now

Get ready for the Big Give, Thursday, November 17

Big Give 2016 I-House video

Big Give is tomorrow but you can get a head start on making your donation TONIGHT at 9 pm PST!

We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz. All online donations made to International House between 9 pm PST on Wednesday, November 16 and 9 pm PST on Thursday, November 17 make a huge impact!

Last year we raised $24,500 during the Big Give. We are grateful for the outpouring of support. Let’s aim higher in 2016.
Resident Morgan Randall made the drawing of I-House and produced the time lapse video for Big Give.
Share the video to help spread the word on your own networks!

Big Give: Make a gift to I-House and change the world!Campuswide Contests

By participating in Big Give, your gift will be amplified by generous challenge donors. We appreciate gifts at any time during Big Give, but here are a few early bird contests to get in on the fun. The cash prizes go directly to I-House!

Time (PST)
5–6 am
Random international donor
9 am Wed.–
9 am Thu.
Random original Tweet filling in the blank:
“#InternationalHouse deserves #CalBigGive $ bc _________.”
9–10 am
Random child or pet promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram.

See all contests at:

Big Give I-House Alumni Contest

Morgan RandallOne lucky I-House alum who donates on Big Give day will win a detailed portrait drawn by I-House resident Morgan Randall, who made the beautiful drawing of I-House featured in the video above.

Contest details: Winner will be selected after 11/18 and contacted by phone or email. If the winner is local, they can meet Morgan at I-House for a portrait session. If they live elsewhere, they can provide a photo for him and the finished portrait will be mailed to the winner. This is Morgan’s last semester before he graduates so the deadline for portrait session is December 10th.

For more ways to participate, see

Big thanks for all of your support! ♥

I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

Joy Iwasa Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Joy Iwasa
Director of Development
& Communications
Laurie Ferris
Communications Strategist
Laurel Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Teresa Magallón
Development Associate

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About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents, and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at Share the I-House love! ♥
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