Big Thanks from the Bottom of Our Hearts (and Butterflies)

December 14, 2016

On November 17, the Lawrence Hall of Science participated in UC Berkeley’s annual fundraising day. The Big Give was created three years ago as part of the university’s festivities surrounding the annual Big Game between Cal and Stanford. Thanks to our generous community, the Hall raised over $50,000 in 24 hours!

This year, the Big Give’s theme was the Berkeley Effect—how even the smallest things that happen at Cal can have an impact that shapes the world. In keeping with this theme, we invited our community to support the Hall’s core mission of inspiring and fostering science learning for all. Hall curricula, programs, and exhibits reach more than 12 million students in all 50 states, and around the world. Your generous support allows us to continue this important work of providing high-quality educational experiences to youth from all backgrounds.

Something else that makes the Big Give unique is the opportunity for campus units to earn more funds through social media and donation-based competitions. The Hall performed very well in these, earning a prize thanks to our staff donors. Out of the dozens of schools and programs that participated in the Big Give, the Hall came in 23rd for percentage of the total amount of money raised by campus and 9th in number of donations. Our social media posts got the word out to over 6,500 members of our community!

Once again, we appreciate your support for our mission. What we do would not be possible without the support of Members, donors, educators, and others in our community.

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