Big Give

Get Ready for Cal Big Give on March 12, 2020

Big Give is Coming

The UC Berkeley experience is made up of a million little moments, and Big Give—UC Berkeley’s annual 24-hour fundraising blitz—is one of them.  Help make an impact on I-House residents by making a donation to I-House between Wednesday, March 11th at 9 p.m. and Thursday, March 12that 9 p.m. (PST).

Here are ways you can participate during the 24 hours of Big Give:

  1. Make a gift to I-House of $10 or more at
  2. Post a photo on Twitter or Instagram from 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 11th to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 12th, that fills in the blank:

    “I support #InternationalHouse for #CalBigGive bc _____."

  3. Help us win awards of extra funds by participating in contests throughout the 24 hours of Big Give.
    Pro tip: See contest preview at and set an alert.
    For social media contests, just make sure to use both hashtags: #internationalhouse and #calbiggive

  4. Amplify your support by sharing on your own social networks. Sample post: "I'm in! I gave to #InternationalHouse for #CalBigGive at"

Earlybird VIP Gifts:

Did you know you can be an I-House VIP by making your Big Give gift leading up to March 12? See below for instructions!

To direct your gift to I-House, use these steps:

1. Go to:
2. Enter $ amount, click Continue.
3. Click Browse List. Make sure you click the Programs button!
4. Choose a Program, scroll to > International House
5. Choose a Giving Opportunity, scroll to > The Fund for I-House
6. Follow the prompts to make your secure gift.

Others ways to give to I-House for Big Give:

By check

All checks need to be made out to UCBF, noted that it is for Big Give for I-House, and must be received at I-House no later than 12 p.m. on 3/12/2020.  Checks can be mailed to 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720, or dropped off. 

By appreciated securities and stock

Donors should initiate a transfer to a UCBF broker by February 28th to ensure execution by March 10th. Transfer timing varies based on complexity.

1. Alert I-House of your gift intentions for Big Give at or by calling (510) 642-4128.

2. Complete the paperwork that is required by your own brokerage firm to give stock and note that it is for Big Give and that it is for I-House.

UCBF’s primary and preferred brokerage account is with Morgan Stanley, and is appropriate for most gifts of securities. Also, all transfers of mutual funds must be sent to the UCBF Morgan Stanley account. If you intend to transfer mutual funds, please always contact UCBF at 510.642.6791 immediately as certain steps must be taken before the transfer is initiated.

Download Morgan Stanley securities transfer form.

The UC Berkeley Foundation also has a brokerage account with Charles Schwab, primarily for our donors who also have Schwab accounts.

Download Charles Schwab securities transfer form.

When you have filled out a transfer form, please (1) provide a copy to your broker and (2) email a copy to UCBF at and note in the email that this is a gift for Big Give for I-House. UCBF cannot sell securities without first identifying the donor.

If you have questions, please call 510.642.6791, or email

Donors of $100 or more will be listed in the I-House Times newsletter, but gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated! Big thanks for all of your help and support!

Big Give

Earlybirds can give now at

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