Big Give is on! Make a gift and check out the contests to help I-House make a greater impact

Big Give for I-House

Dear Friends,

UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz starts now! Your online gift will go a long way to help us reach our goal of 150 gifts in 24 hours. International gifts made now through 6 a.m. will increase our odds to win an additional $1,500 for I-House for the random international donor contest in the Big Countdown! So, whatever time zone you are in, make a gift to I-House at

If you already made a gift, we thank you! Your support will benefit The Fund for I-House, a valuable resource that provides for life-changing scholarships, inspirational programming, and preservation of our historic home.

As a reminder, here are a few ways you can participate in the Big Give:

  1. Make a gift of $10 or more to I-House anytime through 9 p.m. PST on March 14th at
  2. Post on Twitter or Instagram using our hashtags: #CalBigGive #InternationalHouse”
  3. Help us win contests in the Big Countdown. Here’s a preview of the early bird contests:
9 p.m.–6 a.m.
Mar. 13–14
Random international donor (Make a gift to I-House here)
9 p.m.–9 a.m.
Mar. 13–14
Random original Tweet that fills in the blank “I give to #InternationalHouse for #CalBigGive bc _________________.”
9 p.m.–11 a.m.
Mar. 13–14
What’s your Berkeley Moment? Tell us on UC Berkeley’s Big Give Facebook post. Comments with most likes win!
9 p.m.–7 p.m.
Mar. 13–14
Post “I ❤ Cal because ________” on Twitter or Instagram. Most inspirational post all day wins! Include #CalBigGive #InternationalHouse
8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Most creative post of a child promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram. Include #CalBigGive and #InternationalHouse
8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Most creative post of a pet promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram. Include #CalBigGive and #InternationalHouse

For more ways to help, see

Big thanks for all of your support! ♥

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House LogoI-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team
(510) 642-4128 |

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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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