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The Berkeley Forum: Funding Free Speech

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
61 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 18, at 11:59 PM PST
Project Owners

Reached Our Goal!

November 19, 2019

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 $5,315!


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 Free Speech, the Berkeley Forum will be able to continue to grow and bring even more incredible guests to campus!

More Than Halfway There!

November 10, 2019

We have cumulatively raised $2390, which is more than halfway to our goal!! We have 8 days left in our campaign and we are very excited to continue the momentum that we have already built. Your contributions will directly support the Forum and its mission to provide the Berkeley community and beyond free and accessible events on a wide range of topics. Thank you so much for all your support so far!

Our way
of Thanking You



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

13 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Digital Shout Out

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

10 of 250 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019


Guaranteed Seats

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

0 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019


Preferred Seating

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

2 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019


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 2019


Printed Recognition

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

0 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019


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: December 2019
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