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The Berkeley Forum: Dollars for Discourse

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
53 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 15, at 11:59 PM PST
Project Owners

Thank You from the Forum!!!

November 23, 2018

On behalf of all of the student members of the Berkeley Forum, a massive thank you to all of those who donated. With your help, we were able to SURPASS our goal to raise $4,283!


The generous support of our donors will allow our organization to bring some of the best thinkers, leaders, and innovators to campus to participate in debates and panels. The money we raised will allow our organization to keep growing at the incredible pace that we have been since our founding in 2012.


We will be able to not only increase the number and quality of our speakers, debates, and panels, but also strive to continue engaging our community in discussions featuring a wide array of perspectives. Your incredible support will allow us to energetically pursue our mission of furthering Cal’s history and tradition as a place of free speech and intellectual dialogue. More importantly, our crowdfunding success will keep our events completely free for all UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty and accessible for community members.


Thank you so much again to all our donors on behalf of the Forum staff. Because of your efforts and support for Dollars for Discourse, the Berkeley Forum will be able to continue to grow and bring even more incredible guests to campus!

Almost at Our Goal!

November 12, 2018

Thanks to your help, we have raised $3,854 ! We are only $146 away from reaching our goal of $4000. There are only 2 days left in our campaign and we would really appreciate it if you chipped in. Your contributions will directly support our organization and its mission to provide a wide range of free and accessible events in the Berkeley community.


These include recent debates, panels, and talks with individuals like the founder of 88rising, Sean Miyashiro, who spoke at the Forum on November 2nd, and California State Controller Betty Yee, who visited on November 13th.


Help us reach our $4,000 goal by continuing your support: share this campaign and like our Facebook page!

Our way
of Thanking You



EXCLUSIVE "The Berkeley Forum" laptop sticker (until supply lasts; pick up at an event)

15 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2018


Digital Shout-Out

Mention on the pre-event(s) presentation, plus lower level perks

8 of 250 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2018


Guaranteed Seats

Guaranteed seating for 2 persons at debate(s)/panel(s), a printed copy of our exclusive, official event poster, plus lower level perks

3 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2018


Preferred Seats

Preferred seating for two persons at debate(s)/panel(s), plus lower level perks

1 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2018


Presidential Recognition

Recognition from Forum president during event introduction, signed copy of an official poster from speakers at debate(s)/panel(s), plus lower level perks

1 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018


Printed Recognition

Recognition on printed and digital event programs and materials, plus lower level perks

0 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018


1:1 with Speaker

Pre- or post- event meet and greet with speaker(s) from 2019 lineup. If speaker(s) are unavailable for meet and greet, this perk will be substituted with meet and greet with another, mutually-agreed upon speaker, plus lower level perks

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2019
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