We raised $ 11,679,172 from 9,671 gifts

Leaderboards

By participating in Big Give, your gift was boosted by generous challenge donors.

CONTESTS

Big Slice

$100,000

Your favorite schools, colleges, and programs won slices of the prize pie based on their percentage of the total amount raised.

Current ranking of programs and their winning prize values based on percentage of total amount raised during Big Give.

Rank

School/Program

$ Raised

% Grand Total

Prize

1

Cal Athletics

$2,366,753

20.26 %

$20,260

2

College of Engineering

$1,465,221

12.55 %

$12,550

3

Haas School of Business

$1,255,455

10.75 %

$10,750

4

School of Public Health

$1,151,165

9.86 %

$9,860

5

College of Letters & Science

$1,011,085

8.66 %

$8,660

6

Berkeley Law/Boalt Hall

$803,926

6.88 %

$6,880

7

School of Optometry

$516,437

4.42 %

$4,420

8

College of Chemistry

$513,974

4.40 %

$4,400

9

College of Natural Resources

$398,737

3.41 %

$3,410

10

Undergraduate Scholarships

$300,685

2.57 %

$2,570

11

Arts + Design Initiative

$278,860

2.39 %

$2,390

12

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

$225,368

1.93 %

$1,930

13

Graduate Division

$184,285

1.58 %

$1,580

14

Excellence in Research

$177,127

1.52 %

$1,520

15

University Library

$115,419

0.99 %

$990

16

Increasing diversity & opportunity at Cal

$103,083

0.88 %

$880

17

Hearst Museum of Anthropology

$100,871

0.86 %

$860

18

Undergraduate Education

$91,720

0.79 %

$790

19

Cal Fund

$90,446

0.77 %

$770

20

Cal Parents Fund

$84,720

0.73 %

$730

21

Goldman School of Public Policy

$78,331

0.67 %

$670

22

Cal Alumni Association (CAA)

$64,026

0.55 %

$550

23

Lawrence Hall of Science

$43,235

0.37 %

$370

24

Botanical Garden

$40,372

0.35 %

$350

25

School of Information

$35,585

0.30 %

$300

26

International House

$31,543

0.27 %

$270

27

College of Environmental Design

$30,381

0.26 %

$260

28

Cal Performances

$30,376

0.26 %

$260

29

Graduate School of Education

$10,447

0.09 %

$90

30

School of Social Welfare

$10,022

0.09 %

$90

31

Graduate School of Journalism

$5,826

0.05 %

$50

32

Other

$45,940

0.39 %

$390

Big Bang

$70,000

The ten schools, colleges, and programs with the greatest participation in Big Give won these shares of the pot.

Current ranking of programs have the greatest contest participation, and their winning prize values.

Rank

School/Program

Prize

1

School of Optometry

$12,000

2

School of Information

$10,000

3

Increasing diversity & opportunity at Cal

$6,000

4

International House

$6,000

5

School of Public Health

$6,000

6

Hearst Museum of Anthropology

$6,000

7

Berkeley Law/Boalt Hall

$6,000

8

School of Social Welfare

$6,000

9

Lawrence Hall of Science

$6,000

10

Goldman School of Public Policy

$6,000

Big Countdown

$35,000

These special contests — based on donations and social media participation — took place throughout the day.

Listing of when social and hourly contests happen, as well as winner information.

Hour

Challenge

Prize

Winner

5–6 AM
Random international donor
$2,000
International House
5–11 AM
Random alumni donor (two winners)
$2,000 ea
College of Environmental Design, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
10 AM–12 PM
Random faculty/staff donor (two winners)
$2,000 ea
Lawrence Hall of Science, Department of History
12–2 PM
Most donors from classes of 2006–2016 (two winners)
$2,000 ea
Berkeley Law, Department of Ethnic Studies
12–2 PM
Most grad student donors
$2,000
School of Optometry
2–3 PM
Random friend (non-alum) donor (two winners)
$2,000 ea
Cal Athletics, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
3–5 PM
Random donor in a reunion year (class years ending in 1 or 6)
$2,000
School of Public Health
7–8 PM
Random parent donor
$2,000
Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Student Contests

Visit the LEAD Center website for the results of this year’s student-specific contests.

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