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Funding the Forum

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
134 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 15, at 11:55 PM PDT
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Current Crowdfunding Campaign—2 Days Left!

October 29, 2017

Thanks to your help, we have raised $3,788 in the current crowdfunding cycle! We are only $212 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 one more time. 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 former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who spoke at the Forum on October 12th, and artist and muralist Zio Ziegler, who visited on October 23rd.


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

Anant Agarwal Event Update

October 29, 2015

Thank you all again so much for your contributions. With the money raised, we were able to successfully confirm our event with Anant Agarwal for Novemeber 12.

Despite our original confirmation, I am disappointed to announce the cancellation of our event with Anant Agarwal. Unfortunately, Mr. Agarwal has informed us that he will not be able to attend due to personal reasons.

To everyone who contributed to our crowdfunding campaign, we apologize. Although Anant Agarwal will no longer be coming to the Berkeley Forum, I can ensure you that the funds raised will be used to further our mission of providing a forum for a wide range of ideas on Berkeley's campus.

All of the funds raised from the crowdfunding campaign that were intended for this event will be used for our talk with Tony DeRose, the lead of the Research Group at Pixar. With the remaining funds we were able to add a number of additional events, which we will be announcing later this week. 

All crowdfunding perks can be applied towards any future event, as originally specified.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at:

Again, thank you for your generous donations and thank you for your understanding.


Jean Song

Director of Development at the Berkeley Forum


Thank You!

October 29, 2015

On behalf of all the staff of the Berkeley Forum, thank you to all of our incredible donors. Because of your help, we were able to surpass our goal of $4000 and raised over $5000! Your generous support will allow our organization to keep bringing some of the best thinkers, leaders, and innovators to campus. The money we have raised will allow our organization to keep growing at the incredible pace we have been since our founding in 2012. Because of your help, we will be able to not only increase the number and quality of our events, but also be able to take on exciting projects that will make our events even more accessible. More importantly, our crowdfunding success will keep our events completely free for UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty as well as little to no charge for community members. The incredible support we have gotten from all of you will allow us to keep pursuing our mission of furthering Cal’s history and tradition as a place of free speech and intellectual dialogue. Thank you so much again on behalf of all the Forum staff. Because of all of you, the Berkeley Forum will be able to continue to grow and bring even more incredible guests.


Our way
of Thanking You


Shout out on Facebook

Shout out on the Berkeley Forum's Facebook page.

33 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Facebook and Email Shoutout

Shout out on the Berkeley Forum's Facebook page and email list.

10 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Guaranteed Admission

Guaranteed seating at a future event of choice, plus lower level perks.

10 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Upgrade Your Seat

Guaranteed seating at 10 future events of your choice and recognition on Forum website, plus lower level perks.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Preferred Seating + Event Post

Preferred seating at event of choice, an event poster, plus lower level perks

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Reception or Dinner with Speak

Invitation for two persons to private reception or dinner with guest speaker at future event of your choice (not available for all speakers), plus lower level perks. (Limit of 20)

3 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Top Donor

Autographed memorabilia from a future event of your choice, plus lower level perks. (Limit of 10)

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015


Recognition on All Print Mater

Recognition on printed debate programs and materials, plus lower level perks

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2015
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