10 Years Aglow: Celebrate Big Give on Thursday March 14!

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On Thursday, March 14, 2024, our incredible Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends  — are invited to participate in Big Give, UC Berkeley’s 24-hour fundraising effort.

Last year, our amazing community came together to raise $91,977 with 216 gifts in just 24-hours — wow!

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Big Give, and we're celebrating going even bigger with our Cal spirit. Join us on March 14, 2024, to celebrate our brightest Berkeley memories and dreams by giving to Berkeley IEOR — a place that has illuminated the path to meaningful, rewarding careers for so many of our alums, while fostering transformative research and discovery from our world-leading faculty and stellar students.

Letters from our Big Give Ambassadors

Dr. Ravi E. Dattatreya, Ph.D. ‘78

Dr Ravi E. Dattatreya

Christopher Campbell, Class of ‘93

Christopher Campbell

Caleb Bugg, PhD '22


Alexandra M. Newman, PhD ‘98

Alexandra Newman

Berkeley IEOR Challenge Matches

Big Hearts, Big Matches

In celebration of International Women's Month, Cal alum Sonita Lontoh '99 is challenging the Berkeley IEOR community for Big Give 2024. Sonita will donate a remarkable $15,000 if we can secure 100 gifts to Berkeley IEOR during Big Give. Every gift matters and will help us reach our 150 goal to support the people, programs, and activities of Berkeley IEOR.

Sonita Lontoch

I have so many fond memories from my time at Berkeley. From the friendships I forged to the inspiring classes led by our dedicated professors. One invaluable lesson Cal taught me was the power of a growth mindset—embracing challenges and valuing diverse viewpoints. This mindset has been a key driver in my journey, sparking innovation, fostering teamwork, and building resilience. 

- Sonita Lontoh '99


Amplify your Impact

Professor Rhonda Righter, is challenging the Berkeley IEOR community to make 150 gifts to the IEOR fund to unlock a $60,000 Big Match!

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"As a professor of Berkeley IEOR for 20 years (and an alum!), one of the most rewarding aspects of my work is the chance to mentor and interact with exceptional students. Their contributions to the research produced at UC Berkeley are invaluable. Meanwhile, undergraduate enrollment in IEOR courses has increased by over 150% in recent years. Students who serve as Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graduate Student Researchers (GSR), Readers, and Tutors provide crucial support to our undergraduate students and help our programs succeed.

I invite all members of the Berkeley IEOR community to unite in support of our students by giving the IEOR Fund for Big Give on March 14."

- Professor Rhonda Righter PhD '86

Please Join Professor Righter, our alums, faculty, staff, and students to come together to unlock Professor Righter's incredibly generous Big Match!

What's More! berkeley IEOR Alum Raymond Ma '15 will give an additional $2,500 if we can raise $25,000 to the Berkeley IEOR Fund!

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The IEOR program's academic rigor and approach to problem solving have been instrumental in shaping my career, and I'm proud to be giving back to continue this legacy.

- Raymond Ma '15


Give to the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Fund

IEOR alumni and friends donate to the department to advance excellence in research, learning environment, student scholarships, and so much more.

We prepare the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and changemakers to tackle grand challenges and improve the world. Your support strengthens the mission of the department and creates new possibilities for our students, alumni, and faculty.

Gifts to the IEOR fund benefit the department’s greatest needs and help advance world-class teaching and research in IEOR.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.