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October 27, 2011


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Chevy Volt Raffle Launch to Benefit Program for College-Bound Youth, GM's Bob Lutz to Announce Winners of Raffle's Social Media Competition at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business


The Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH), a self-supporting youth mentoring program at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business that puts economically disadvantaged youth on the college-bound track, is embarking on its biggest fundraising season ever with a raffle of a Chevy Volt.


Former General Motors Vice Chairman and Haas alumnus Bob Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, who came up with the idea for the Volt, will return to Berkeley Haas Nov. 4 to announce the winners of an undergraduate competition that charged students to craft a social media campaign for the Volt raffle. After Lutz presents the winners with $3,000 in prizes, all are invited to inspect a Volt up close. Representatives of the news media are welcome to attend.


Haas alumnus and YEAH founding board member David Eckles, MBA 73, donated the Chevrolet Volt for the raffle to help raise funds and visibility for the YEAH program. YEAH has a 100% success rate in sending under-resourced Bay Area youth to college.


WHAT: Launch of the YEAH Volt Raffle
WHO: Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors and Haas alumnus, will announce the winners of the undergraduate "Social Media for Social Impact" case competition
WHERE: Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley campus
WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2011
1:30 pm announcement of the winners, Wells Fargo Room
2:00 pm viewing of the Chevy Volt, Haas Courtyard


Lutz also will receive the Haas School's Leading Through Innovation Award that evening at an alumni gala. His latest book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, published this year, tells the tale of how the Volt was born and how Lutz drove creativity and change at General Motors as its vice chairman.


Volt raffle tickets cost $50 and the winner will be announced on March 2, 2012 at an event at Bay City Chevrolet in Oakland.


Raffle tickets will be available at all Cal football home games and YEAH's first golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland. The hole-in-one prize at the event will be a Chevrolet Cruze, another fuel-efficient vehicle, sponsored by Bay City Chevrolet in Oakland. Based on the case competition results and social media campaign, on-campus events related to the raffle will continue into early 2012. This first week of November also marks the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet.


For more information, visit haas.berkeley.edu/yeah.



Ute Frey

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