Ways to Participate in Big Give

Big Give Star
Big Give is about collectively making an impact together - as a community.  There are many ways to participate, and a gift of any size makes a difference! We hope you can join us in making this the brightest Big Give yet!

This year, Sujit Chakravarthy (BS IEOR '01) has contributed a $25,000 Big Match to support IEOR undergraduate students. If we can secure 50 gifts to the IEOR fund, his $25,000 will unlock to support IEOR undergraduate activities, events, and programs. This is a stretch goal for Berkeley IEOR - so we will need everyone to promote, donate, and raise awareness to reach our goal!

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Sujit Chakravarthy

"I know when I give to the IEOR fund, my donation is more than just dollars; it's an opportunity for students to build camaraderie, community and participate in experiences that will propel them to greater success."


Sujit Chakravarthy, BS IEOR 2001

Social Media Contests

Post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using hashtags #CalBigGive, #BerkeleyIEOR, and #FundFutureEngineers to raise awareness and win even more funding to benefit Berkeley IEOR undergrads. UC Berkeley Official social media contests are listed below.

Thank Your Berkeley Star | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Random original Tweet or Instagram photo of a Berkeley professor, student, alum, club, or parent that has starred in your life wins $500. Please tag two of your favorite Cal people (not required, but highly encouraged — show them some love) and include #CalBigGive, #BerkeleyIEOR, and #FundFutureEngineers in your post.

Big Give Reels: March 6, 8 a.m. to March 9, 12 p.m.
Make an Instagram Reel promoting your fund! You can post as early as 8 a.m. Monday (3/6), and the IG Reel with the most views by 12pm on Big Give wins $500. Must tag @calstudentphilanthropy, include #CalBigGive, #BerkeleyIEOR, and #FundFutureEngineers. See full rules at https://bit.ly/bg-reels.

What's Your Favorite Memory? | 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Random original post on Twitter or Instagram that fills in the blank, "My favorite memory at Berkeley is _____________________" wins $500. Include #CalBigGive and #BerkeleyIEOR.

Most Creative Pet Post | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Most creative post of a pet promoting Cal on Twitter or Instagram wins $500. Include #CalBigGive and #BerkeleyIEOR.

Random Picture Sporting Cal Gear | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Random picture on Twitter or Instagram of you and/or your friends sporting Cal gear wins $500. Include #CalBigGive, #BerkeleyIEOR, and #FundFutureEngineers

Become a Big Give Ambassador 

You can register to become an official Big Give ambassador at the link found here. As a Berkeley IEOR Big Give Ambassador, you will receive a custom, trackable link that you can use to promote Big Give among your networks and include in your social media posts. The Berkeley IEOR ambassador with the most donors to the IEOR Fund will win a swag bag from the department, and a chance to win additional funding to benefit IEOR undergraduate students. Don't want to become an official ambassador? Have your friends and family donate in your honor. The IEOR undergrad with the most gifts in their honor will also be eligible for a UC Berkeley swag bag.

Ambassador Contests

  • Ambassador with the Most Unique Donors During Big Give will win $5,000 for the IEOR Fund
  • Random Ambassador with 3+ unique Donors | 9 p.m. to 10 a.m., March 8-9 | Wins $1,000
  • Random Ambassador with 10+ unique Donors | 9 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 8-9 | wins $2,000
  • Random Ambassador with 20+ unique Donors | 9 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 8-9 | Wins $2,500

Follow-up with your network by sending a personalized email or text to get them involved!


A gift of any size makes a difference, and because of Sujit's generous Big Match, a gift of $10 will more than triple in impact if we can reach our 50-gift goal.


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