Giving to Berkeley Haas again reached unprecedented levels in fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. More than 4,600 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends collectively gave more than $3.4 million in unrestricted gifts to the Haas Fund, setting a school record in annual unrestricted support.
A New Alumni Challenge, which matched donations from graduating students 2:1 and graduates of the last five years 1:1, brought in an additional $200,000. Including those funds, the total unrestricted support raised for Berkeley Haas climbed to $3.6 million, surpassing the $3.5 million goal.
Approximately 4,000 alumni (12 percent of the population) contributed $3.1 million. Giving among Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA alumni hit record highs, with 19.8 percent of the program’s alumni (the highest among any degree program this fiscal year) providing the school with nearly $93,000 in unrestricted support. This reflects a 5 percent increase in donors and 34 percent increase in revenue compared with last year.
Students also achieved unparalleled giving results. The annual Senior Gift Campaign set records in overall participation (53 percent) and involvement among juniors, helping to raise a total of $32,194. Graduating MBA students raised more than $100,000 for Haas, with 71 percent of full-time students and 43 percent of evening-and-weekend students participating.