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A Home for Human Rights at Berkeley!

Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
109 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 23, at 11:59 PM PST
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March 27, 2018
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February 26, 2018

Dear Donors:


Thank you for supporting the Human Rights Center during our first-ever crowdfunding campaign. In 30 days, we raised $35,100 from 109 donors. We also broke the record for the most money raised in a single crowdfunding campaign at Berkeley!


The Human Rights Center has been on the Berkeley campus for nearly 25 years, moving from Stephens Hall to Telegraph Avenue and recently to Simon Hall. With your generous support, we will be able to move into our own space on campus and create a permanent home for our growing staff, visiting scholars, colleagues, friends, and students.


In the coming weeks, we will send out a donor survey to see what you thought about this crowdfunding campaign. Your feedback will provide us with valuable insight about this first HRC crowdfunding campaign. We hope you will be able to participate. We will also follow up with you personally about any perks associated with your gift. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Kat Madrigal Cheng at


Thank you for helping us make this campaign a success!



11 days left and under $9,000 to go!

February 12, 2018

Thanks to you and the other 64 donors who have given so far, we have raised 72% of our $30,000 goal during our first-ever crowdfunding campaign. We appreciate your support!


With only 11 days left of our campaign, a home for human rights at Berkeley is that much closer to becoming a reality. The Human Rights Center has been on the Berkeley campus for nearly 25 years now. Our new home on campus will provide us with the space needed to ensure that more students can participate in our projects and programs. The next generation of human rights leaders is right here at Berkeley. 


This week, a generous donor will be matching all gifts up to $1,000. In order to help get the word out, the Law School will also highlight our crowdfunding campaign on the website, and campus will email 100,000 alumni and friends.


Please consider sharing this project with your family, friends, and colleagues:


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Thank you for helping us make this campaign a success! 


We're halfway there!

January 31, 2018

Thanks to all of our amazing supporters, we have now raised $16,394 (54%) of our $30,000 goal in our first-ever Human Rights Center crowdfunding campaign. We are just $606 away from $17,000! Thanks again for sharing this project with family, friends, colleagues, etc.



Our way
of Thanking You


Listing in Annual Report

Listing in 2018 annual report and a thank you letter.

15 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2019


Social Media & E-News Shoutout

A public thank you via a special post from the Human Right Center's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages and in our e-news.

12 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2018


Invitation to Housewarming

Exclusive invitation to our housewarming party! Plus all the perks listed above.

25 of 300 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018


Recognition on Plaque

Acknowledgement on a plaque in our new home.

14 of 120 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018


Training Session

Invitation to a special human rights investigations training and chance to meet our students and staff. Plus the perks listed above.

4 of 60 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018


Fellowship Reception

Invitation to our fellowship reception. There, donors will have a chance to meet the students selected for our 2018 Human Rights Fellow Program before their fieldwork. Plus the perks listed above.

4 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2018


Meet and Greet

Exclusive invitation to meet a human rights luminary we bring to campus before or after their public talk.

0 of 6 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018
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