As you may know, our annual fundraising blitz, Big Give, is quickly approaching, taking place March 14,
2019. This event began in 2014, offering you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students,
faculty, staff, and friends — the opportunity to demonstrate our collective generosity by supporting
Berkeley’s students, research, innovation, and dedication to excellence, all of which amplifies your
contributions through awareness and contest prizes. In 2019, we’ve set a goal to raise 10,000 individual
gifts; if we reach it, our Board of Trustees will donate $100,000 to Berkeley students in need.

To help us build momentum, I invite you to make a launch gift. Launch gifts are counted toward our day of-
giving totals, and are instrumental in inspiring giving during the event. The best way to provide this
early support is to visit our special VIP site at and make your gift via credit card.

Visit on March 14 to keep track of progress toward our goals and join the entire
Cal community in coming together to celebrate Berkeley moments — moments that are only possible
through our collective contribution.

Thank you for your continued support to the Department of German!