Berry launches crowdfunding portal


The growing popularity of “crowdfunding” has found its way to Berry, making it possible for faculty, staff and students to seek support from alumni and friends for initiatives they are passionate about.

BerryFunder was launched in summer 2016 with two pilot projects: a new Kindermusik program at the South Rome Early Learning Center championed by Kathryn Nobles, adjunct instructor of piano and Kindermusik director; and state-of-the-art equipment for HackBerry Lab championed by Dr. John Grout, Garrett professor of business and creative technologies chair. With the project champions and others actively soliciting contacts and friends via email and social media, both initiatives found success. Eighteen SRELC students benefitted from Kindermusik, and HackBerry Lab took delivery of a CNC router and large-format laser cutter.

Building on that experience, numerous other projects have been launched. Click the image below for more details.

Berry Funder