Celebrating design innovation with Big Give

March 5, 2018 | 6:05 pm

On Thursday, March 8, Berkeley will celebrate Big Give, an annual day of supporting inspiring programs across campus. Join our community in celebrating the moments that make Berkeley’s design community so special — from the conversations in class to the late-night prototyping sessions. We’ll be sharing stories of impact on our social media channels, highlighting how students turn ideas into reality. Want to spark more of these moments? Join in the Big Give excitement with a gift to the Jacobs Institute, helping a new generation of design innovators create impact on campus and far beyond.

What does my gift support?

Philanthropic gifts — of all sizes — play a major role in making our work possible. Your gift can support initiatives that include:

•Access for students with financial need. Help ensure that our makerspace resources remain accessible to all students — gifts help enable us to keep student costs down and to offer full Maker Pass fee waivers to students with financial need.

Mentorship and resources in the makerspace. Philanthropic support keeps our makerspace running smoothly and boosts the resources we can offer, from design specialists’ expert guidance to new skill-building workshops for students.

Equipment to ensure our students stay at the cutting edge. Our students work at the intersection of human-centered design and emerging technology — help make sure they have access to the latest tools for experimentation and creation.

Ready to support these projects? Contribute here. If you make a gift between 9pm PST on March 7 and 9pm PST on March 8, your contribution will be counted toward our Big Give totals!

How can I follow along throughout the day?

Throughout Big Give, we’ll be sharing stories and inside looks at the moments that shape our design community on social media. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter, and look out for #CalBigGive and #JacobsDesignCal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to follow along and share your favorite moments.

We’ll also be participating in social media contests as part of the campuswide fun on Big Give day — and you can help! Check out the schedule of contests here, and be sure to use #JacobsDesignCal in your posts to up our chances of winning big.


Please contact us at jacobsinstitute@berkeley.edu.