Reunion Weekend occurs every spring and is a great time to catch up with former classmates, listen to renowned faculty present their latest research, and take advantage of all that Berkeley-Haas and the Bay Area has to offer. It is a weekend full of activities including class dinners, career advising, networking lunches, Alumni Conference, Center for Executive Education seminars, family picnic, and more.
A wide array of new and seasoned Haas School faculty, along with industry specialists, will share their research and insights with you. Speakers include Dean Rich Lyons, Sara Beckman (design thinking), Terry Taylor (data & decisions), Toby Stuart (entrepreneurship & power of social networks), Mark Friedfeld (social media), Nora Silver (social impact investing), and Andy Rose (Euro crises). We will also have a featured presentation by John Woolard, MBA 97, President & CEO, BrightSource Energy, a panel discussion on Path-Bending Leadership and presentations by several other alumni industry leaders. Visit the Conference Schedule for more details.
During the day, attire is casual. For the Reunion Class Dinners on Saturday night, dressy cocktail attire is suggested. For the Family Picnic on Sunday, casual blue and gold attire is strongly encouraged!
Most events will be held at the Haas School on the UC Berkeley campus. On Thursday and Friday, the Individual career sessions take place at the Haas School. Friday morning's tour of UC Berkeley's "Skydeck" will take place in downtown Berkeley. The lunch and exclusive Executive Education courses will take place at the Haas School. Class socials will take place all over the Bay Area. Saturday's alumni conference will be at the Haas School all day. The Reunion Class Dinners will take place at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the Family Picnic at the Faculty Glade on the Cal campus. Information about Class Socials will be added as details are finalized by the class volunteer committees.
We have arranged for some discounted hotel rooms for our Reunion alumni at two hotels in Berkeley, the Hotel Shattuck and the Doubletree Hilton at the Berkeley Marina. Full details can be found on our Travel Planning page.
Please let us know about any special needs (such as dietary requirements or handicap accessibility) when you register; you may also call the Haas Alumni Relations Office at (510) 642-7790 for your needs. We will do our best to accommodate you at least one week prior to Reunion Weekend. If you have any concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! The Alumni Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2012 is open to all alumni and guests; the Reunion Class Dinners on Saturday, April 28, 2012 are open to Reunion alumni and their partner/guest; the Family Picnic on Sunday, April 29, 2012 is open to Reunion alumni, partners/ guests, and children. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Your gift of any amount or documented multi-year pledge to Berkeley-Haas received between July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012, will count towards your Reunion Class Gift. If you make a multi-year pledge, you (and the class) will be recognized for the entire commitment.
With the state of California's budget cutbacks, the Haas School must discover new sources of annual funds to continue to attract and compete for top students and faculty, provide exemplary resources and services to students, faculty and alumni, and enhance programs. Your contributions to the Haas Fund ensure the Haas School's continued excellence in developing innovative and ethical business leaders - despite shifts in public funding. Your gifts also enable Dean Lyons to say "yes" to new strategic opportunities as they arise within the current academic year.
State support for Haas has decreased dramatically since the early 1990s. Today it accounts for less than 10 percent of our operating budget. Although student fees have increased in recent years, they still cover just a fraction of the true cost of a Haas education. Thus, alumni support is essential to help Haas stay at the forefront of innovative business education and develop the next generation of path-bending leaders.
Yes! Every gift, large or small, has an impact. Maintaining the Haas School's position as a leading business school requires continuous investment from our alumni. And the power of giving is greatest when many contribute collectively. Gifts from Haas graduates have an astonishing impact in the aggregate, and send a powerful signal of the strength of our alumni community.
The Haas School encourages its graduates to make a personally significant contribution each year. An individual's personal capacity to make a gift and their respect and admiration for the work of the school often are the primary factors in determining the amount of a contribution. And reunion years often inspire particularly significant gifts, as alumni rally during this milestone occasion to celebrate their commitment to the Haas School's future.
Alumni often report that the Haas School has played a significant role in shaping their values - and their success. Many feel that an annual gift is one of the most important ways to demonstrate confidence in the school's progress and future vision. The Haas School encourages each graduate to participate each year by making a gift to the Haas Fund a personal philanthropic priority. With an exciting new strategic plan shaping the Haas School's future, Haas Fund gifts made today have extraordinary impact.
Haas School Alumni Relations Office
2001 Addison Street, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 642-7790 firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate your reunion milestone with a gift: Haas alumni have a tradition of giving back to support today's students