Published in: Berkeley Neuroscience News | November 16th, 2016

berkeleyneuroscience_hearts1_800UC Berkeley’s Big Give is happening now! This one-day campus-wide fundraising blitz provides a tremendous boost to Berkeley students and faculty, and we hope you consider lending your support to our neuroscience efforts this year. Click here to make a donation.

Unlocking the inner workings of the human brain and how it gives rise to the mind is one of the greatest grand challenges of this era. That is why we have launched the Berkeley Brain Initiative, a university-wide effort to galvanize our exceptional faculty and students from across the campus to take on this challenge. In the next five years we aim to pioneer innovative neurotechnologies, crack the neural code, and bridge the gaps between the brain, mind and computing.

We hope we can count on your support to help us take on this vital task.

There are two ways to help.

  1. Spread the word through email and social media and ask that your connections consider making a donation to the Berkeley Brain Initiative fund on Nov 17th. Easiest way? Find us on on Twitter and Facebook and share our call for support. Want to create your own message? Click to download the Berkeley Effect hearts, write your own word or phrase describing what effect Berkeley has had on you or in the world, and take a photo to share. Or just share your thoughts in words. Feel free to use the above image if it resonates with you. If sharing through Twitter or Facebook be sure to use the hashtags #CalBigGive and #BerkeleyBrains.
  2. Consider making a donation yourself. From the smallest gift to the biggest, your generosity holds truly transformative power in the lives of our students, faculty, and the world at large. Donate between 9pm November 16th and 9pm November 17th to be part of the Big Give, then let others know about it!