Haas Alumni Network

Senior Gift Campaign

Join the Campaign and Make Your Gift Now

The Senior Gift Campaign is our chance to say thank you to all that Haas has given us and will continue to give us through benefits when we become alumni (in a few months!).  Each of us has benefited from the Haas Fund as students in various ways; mock interviews, career conferences, world class professors, designated career counselor at the Cal Career Center, all of these student benefits were powered by the Haas Fund.

Our degree is only as strong the day we need it.  Right now Haas is ranked #2 in the WORLD for undergrad business programs, our degree is worth more in the market place because of that ranking.  Let's keep Haas at the top, give back today and ensure future Haas students have it as good as us.

Your gift will be match 4:1, so give until it feels good!

So, why give?

The Senior Gift Campaign is all about joining our rightful place as Haas Alumni and leaving a legacy for future classes. Haas has given us all an opportunity of a lifetime - now it's our turn to give something back.

You can give now and your gift will be matched 4:1. ($250 donaction means Haas will receive $1,250!)

Where does my money go?

You can designate your Senior Gift to many areas on campus, but Haas Senior Gift donors often choose to support the Haas Fund because it supports the most immediate needs for the largest number of Haas students and faculty.

If you want to be sure that 100% of your money benefits fellow Haas undergrads, you can designate your gift to the Undergraduate Programs fund - a subset of the Haas Fund. In your senior year the Haas Fund supported undergrads by funding the following services:

  • Mock interviews
  • Designated career counselor at the Cal Career Center
  • Career conference
Think of your favorite class, your favorite professor or even one of your closest friends at Haas. Any one of these might not be here without financial support from thousands of our generous alumni.

Berkeley is a public institution and has benefited from centuries of philanthropy. We have all benefited from the Haas Fund as students, it is up to us to keep that tradition going.

The Haas Senior Gift Campaign is our way of becoming part of the tradition of giving back. Each gift from each student is a vote of confidence in our future, and together our gifts are a show of support to our teachers, Dean Lyons, and the alumni community we're about to join.

One of the rewards of becoming a successful leader is the privilege of deciding what organizations and causes you'll support. We hope that helping future students become leaders will be among your philanthropic priorities when you've "made it." Why not start today?

How much should I give?

That answer is different for everyone. We have students who give $25 and some who give $10,000 - it's all about what you can do. Remember: it's the collective power of many gifts that make a big difference.

Our goal is to reach 55% participation of the Haas Senior Class, so every donation of any amount makes a difference.

Add your name to the honor roll by making your gift today. And remember, give until it feels good.

$250 donation becomes $1,250 for Haas

Your gift will be matched 3:1 thank to the Beyond Yourself Challenge match. The following undergrad alumni are philanthropic leaders who challenge you to go Beyond Yourself and give back until it feels good.

  • Tim Carlson BS 63
  • Professor Steve Etter BS 83
  • Brad Howard BS 79
  • Tara Kramlich BS 03
  • Dean Rich Lyons BS 82
  • Kathryn O'Conner BS 98
  • Lucky Sandhu BA 98
  • Kinman Tong BS 03

The Class of 2014 also has a 1:1 challenge match from generous Cal alumni. So you do the math...

   3:1 Beyond Yourself Challenge Match
+ 1:1 Class of 2014 Match
   4:1 Match for your donation

Thank You Items

Come visit us in the Bank of America Forum and check out the awesome Thank You Items: Haas license plate holders and T-shirts.

If you make your gift online, you can puck up your Thank You Items in the Bank of America Forum.

Donor Events

  • March 3rd: Haas Senior Gift Campaign Kickoff
    • @ the B of A forum from 10am- 3pm
    • Come grab a hot dog from Top Dog and learn about the campaign and make your gift!
  • April 9th: Happy Officer Hours
    • @ Alumni House from 5-7pm
    • Come grab a beer and free food with your awesome Haas and Cal professors. Only donors are invited, so give now and be included.
  • May 5th: Chancellor's Reception
    • @ Chancellor's Dirks home, time TBD
    • Ever wondered what the inside of the Chancellor's house looks like?  Find out on May 5th when all donors are invited to a reception with Chancellor Dirks.
  • May 6th: Haas Senior Party
    • @ Wells Fargo room at Haas from 6-8pm
    • Come join all of the donors for a party at Haas.  This is one of the LAST times we will be able to hang out as a class before graduation.  Come celebrate the success of our campaign, have a beer, eat some food, dance and see Dean Lyons be presented with the check from the donations raised by you and your classmates. You won't want to miss out on this party, make your gift today!

Be the Best in Haas History

The simplest way to explain our goal is that we want to be the best in Haas Senior Gift history. Previous years have set the bar high, and we want to exceed their expectations with ease.

Make your gift today and tell your friends.

Help raise awareness - and our participation rate!