Chico State Giving Day

Giving Day at Chico State

Gifts to any area make an impact! 

Join us on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 for Chico State Giving Day! This is your day to show that ’Cats give back and support what you love about our University. It is our own version of Giving Tuesday, which is a global day of giving following Thanksgiving. This 24-hour fundraising drive unites the entire Wildcat family of students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to support Chico State's people and programs. Big and small, any gifts to any area count. Explore our featured funds below or search other areas to support.

Featured Funds

Click Below to Track Each Fund's Progress and Give 

Student with sign "Work & receive financial aid but I am still hungry"
Chico Cares

Addressing student hunger and housing insecurity

Goal: $50,000

Cause: Surveys indicate that nearly 50 percent of our students suffer from food insecurity. Your gift supports the Chico State Basic Needs Project, which provides nutritious supplemental food through the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry, short-term emergency housing, and emergency grants for students experiencing significant financial stress, unexpected economic crisis, and poverty.

GIVE TO CHICO CARES

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Support your favorite Wildcat team!

Goal: $85,000

Match: Gifts matched up to $8,000, thanks to Bob and Beck Stofa ($3,000) and Ken and Sheryl Lange ($5,000) 

Cause: Support our student-athletes as our 13 intercollegiate teams compete to raise money for their greatest needs on Giving Day—new equipment, gear, scholarships, and more! Give to your favorite team today, and show that ’Cats give back! Can’t decide? Donate on the main page and it will go to support the entire program’s greatest needs.

GIVE TO ATHLETICS

Student teacher assists 7th graders
Miles for Teaching Fund

Goal: $10,000

Match: Gifts matched up to $10,000 thanks to Melaine Taylor ('61)

Cause: This fall, 30 credential student teachers are travelling up to 350 unreimbursed miles per week to their full-time, unpaid, 15-week field placements in rural schools across the North State. This can cost more than $2,500 in gas per semester, and a $50 per week gas card would do a great deal to help lessen their burden. Helps us purchase 750 cards!

GIVE TO STUDENT TEACHERS

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Engineering Success Center

Goal: $10,000

Match: An anonymous donor will double your gifts when we raise $10,000

Cause: The Engineering Student Success Center offers the resources our students need to thrive in their chosen field. Help us provide academic assistance, paid summer undergraduate research opportunities, professional development, employment opportunities, financial aid and scholarship application assistance, peer mentoring, as well as access to the CSC² Engineering Student Study Center. 

GIVE TO THE ENGINEERING SUCCESS CENTER

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Art Immersion Trip for Art History Majors

Goal: $10,000

Cause: For art history majors, it essential to see and experience original works of art and architecture, rather than view them from slides and presentations. Your gift will allow two faculty to bring 12 students to New York City to do just that—visit museums, art galleries, artist studios, research libraries, historical sites, and receive private tours of collections and exhibitions. Your gift helps defer the cost of airfare, lodging, and ground transportation for participants.

GIVE NOW TO THE ART IMMERSION TRIP

Business students pose in suits
Professional Business Attire Fund

Goal: Paul Huntzinger ('67) will double the first $4,000 raised

Cause: Help business students with significant financial need dress to impress their future employers! Many of our business student struggle to afford food, housing, and books for class, working multiple jobs and relying on loans and financial aid to achieve their dreams. Ensure that lack of funds don’t prevent any student from dressing their best and feeling confident on interview day!

GIVE TO THE PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ATTIRE FUND

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Behavioral & Social Sciences Success Center

Goal: $5,000

Cause:  The Behavioral and Social Sciences Student Success Center offers the resources our students need to thrive in their chosen field. Help us provide academic assistance, test preparation, study and writing skills, professional development, supplemental instruction, financial aid and scholarship application assistance, and peer mentoring.

GIVE TO THE BSS SUCCESS CENTER

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California Agricultural Seminar

Goal: $5,000

Cause: Give students a firsthand look at industry! This class culminates in an industry tour of California agriculture, giving students face time with industry experts and the opportunity to witness first-hand logistical challenges that producers face and grapple with difficult issues such as water, labor, regulatory demands, and sustainability. Help us make this trip possible for all students, regardless of personal resources.

GIVE TO THE CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL SEMINAR

Exhibits at the Gateway Science Museum
Gateway Science Museum

Goal: $20,000

Cause: The Gateway Science Museum serves as a portal to learning and sharing, connecting university and community in a strong partnership. Help our educators champion creative and critical thinking, encourage curiosity, and inspire visitors of all ages in the exploration of science. Funds raised will help to bring world-class traveling exhibits to the Gateway.

GIVE TO GATEWAY SCIENCE MUSEUM

Additional Funds

Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) (Goal: $10,000)

Cause: To continue to enrich the campus and students’ education by meeting a growing demand for free services and events for all students—highlighting the specific needs of women, the LGBTQIA+ community, students of color, and all other students experiencing societal marginalization. 

GIVE TO GSEC


Aaron Drange Memorial Scholarship (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: Aaron Drange wanted to do only one thing: make music. His dream was cut short when he passed away, but his memory, hopes, and dreams live on through the Aaron Drange Memorial Scholarship. Your gift to this special scholarship supports students majoring in music who share Aaron’s passion for making and sharing music.

GIVE TO AARON DRANGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Baja Club (Goal: $5,000) 

Cause: To support our winning Chico State Baja Club and prepare tomorrow's leaders for the chance to compete against leading programs and network with industry leaders.

GIVE TO CHICO STATE BAJA CLUB


Concrete Industry Management Program—Concrete Field Testing Technician Certifications (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: The Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade 1 certification indicates that an individual knows the proper way to conduct the seven basic field tests of freshly mixed concrete as required by the American Society for Testing and Materials, the industry standard. Help students prepare for and take the exams.

GIVE TO CONCRETE INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT


Center for Excellence in Finance—Financial Wellness Clinic (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: To provide financial education through the Financial Wellness Clinic. The Clinic will provide financial literacy workshops, one-on-one financial counseling, and other educational programs to help enhance financial capability in our community.

GIVE TO CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCE


Center for Healthy Communities (Goal: $10,000)

Cause: The Center for Healthy Communities is almost completely grant funded to implement programs that address hunger, healthy eating, active living, and health equity. Your gift will support our Wildcats in ways that our grants cannot, including internship stipends, costs for conferences and professional development and funding for student research.

GIVE TO CENTER FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES


Center for the Public Understanding of Religion ($5,000)

Cause: The Center for the Public Understanding of Religion promotes reasoned dialogue about religion and society, and endeavors to create a religiously literate public. Your support will help bring a well-known speaker to campus as well as provide for promotional materials and mailings.

GIVE TO CENTER FOR THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGION


Chemistry and Biochemistry Student Research Awards (Goal: $15,000)

Cause: Support our summer research students with a stipend, money for reagents/supplies, and travel to scientific conferences! Because of these funds our students have conducted research in all the major divisions of chemistry and many have worked on cutting-edge cross-disciplinary projects.

GIVE TO CHEMISTRY STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS


Club Sports Teams (Goal: $50,000)

Cause: The Collegiate Sport Clubs Program provides students the opportunity to represent Chico State in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams. Our 13 teams are raising funds to support team activities, equipment, travel costs, etc. 

GIVE TO CLUB SPORTS


Communication Studies Alumni Scholarship (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: To endow a scholarship and guarantee it will be given every year to a deserving student. It takes $25,000 to guarantee a yearly $1,000 scholarship. Our goal is an additional $5,000 to add to the $20,000 already raised to reach this endowment level.

GIVE TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES


Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)—Alternative Spring Break (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: CAVE Alternative Spring Break trips transform students into advocates of social change. This fund will provide the opportunity for deserving students to explore intense social and cultural issues, and put theory to practice through community visits, direct service, group discussion, readings, and reflection activities.

GIVE TO CAVE


Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: Almost 200 students provide legal help and information to over 12,000 clients each year. We want to continue to do this work and need the help in covering our overhead costs. Your support will allow us to purchase office supplies, postage, travel expenses and legal material costs.

GIVE TO CLIC 


English Department—Watershed Review and Laptops for Students (Goal: $11,000)

Cause: Watershed Literary Review is seeking funds to support student travel to literary conferences and for professional experiences. Additionally, surveys of freshmen composition classes show a digital gap of students who can not afford the latest technology. We will to fill this gap by offering laptop checkout to our students who do a tremendous about of writing.

GIVE TO ENGLIGH DEPARTMENT


Expresiones Literarias Artisticas y Culturales de Chico / ELACC (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: Support student efforts to celebrate Latin American arts and culture through poetry, theater, music, dance, and all forms of artistic expressions. 

GIVE TO ELACC


Fillipino-American Student Organization (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: To allow students to attend the Friendship Games, a great opportunity for our club to to compete against and bond with Filipino organizations from Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and California.

GIVE TO FILLIPINO-AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION


History Immersion Trips (Goal: $2,000)

Cause: Support history students as they participate in immersion trips to broaden their knowledge and experience history beyond the classroom. Two planned excursions include a daylong trip to San Francisco to see the Teotihuacán exhibit at the De Young Museum and attending the region conference for the History Honor Society.

GIVE TO HISTORY IMMERSION TRIPS


Humanities Center Speaker Series (Goal: $10,000)

Cause: Support the Humanities Center in bringing guest lecturers from around the country to the University to present their work and research to the community. These events are free and open to the public so all people in our community can participate, enjoy, and meet fascinating guest speakers from all over.

GIVE TO THE HUMANITIES CENTER


International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department—Bringing the International World In (Goal: $14,500)

Cause: Support students who are learning foreign languages by “Bringing the International World In.” Your gift will help support conversation hours, special guests, and cross-cultural experiences.

GIVE TO ILLC—INTERNATIONAL


International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department—Spanish Majors Travel Abroad (Goal: $15,000)

Cause: Support Spanish majors with a special educational opportunity for international travel, cultural experiences, and real-life application of their studies. Twelve students will travel to Guanajuato, Mexico during spring break to visit museums, historical sites, and experience Mexican culture.

GIVE TO ILLC—SPANISH TRIP


Jacki Headley University Art Gallery (Goal: $10,000)

Cause: The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery invites curiosity and collaborative learning through active engagement with contemporary art ideas, artworks and exhibitions. Help the gallery supply exhibition materials, fund gallery attendants, and invite visiting artists.

GIVE TO THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY


Janet Turner Print Museum (Goal: $10,000)

Cause: The Janet Turner Print Museum Acquisition Fund will help the Museum purchase new works of fine art prints to become a part of The Turner's growing collection. Fostering Janet Turner’s vision of making art accessible to all, new acquisitions are viewed, studied, researched, and enjoyed by students, artists, scholars and the community.

GIVE TO THE TURNER


Just Unity Sistas (Goal: 51,500)

Cause: Just Unity Sistas or JustUS is a student run organization that focuses on the advancement and empowerment of Black women on campus and beyond. Your gift will help support membership for women experiencing financial hardship as well as fund workshops and speakers.

GIVE TO JUST UNITY SISTAS


La Raza Student Union (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: To advocate for and build a foundation that inspires Latinx/Chicanx students to pursue greater opportunities to help enhance their college experience at Chico State. 

GIVE TO LA RAZA STUDENT UNION


Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (LEAD) (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: LEAD is a student organization that creates awareness and support for undocumented students and allies. Our goal is to fundraise money for scholarships, textbooks, groceries, medical emergencies and housing, for our undocumented students in need.

GIVE TO LEAD


Meriam Library—De-Stress Zone (Goal: $4,000)

Cause: The Library offers a De-Stress Zone during finals each semester to facilitate short breaks for students to grab a snack or play a game while keeping their study space when they're ready to refocus. This year we want to offer coffee (most-requested) and other snacks for students to keep them motivated and awake while studying

GIVE TO MERIAM LIBRARY


Middle Eastern Studies Symposium (Goal: $3,000)

Cause: Gifts to The Middle Eastern Studies Symposium helps bring special guests from around the country to the University for presentations of papers, lectures, workshops, and cultural events. Partnering with other University programs and student organizations, this multi-day symposium celebrates and teaches about the Middle Eastern culture.

GIVE TO MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM


Multicultural and Gender Studies Department—Change the World Award (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: The goal of the Change the World Award is to recognize Multicultural & Gender Studies graduates who have made substantial contributions to social justice efforts while at Chico State and aid them in their transition into their chosen social justice profession.

GIVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD AWARD


Music and Theatre Department—Opera Outreach (Goal: $5,000)

Match: Gifts matched to $3,000 thanks to an annoynmous donor

Cause: Opera Outreach takes child friendly operas into Chico area K–12 schools to support classical music education for children. Help Music and Theatre majors introduce children to music and stories of opera, and invite them to a performance of the opera where they can see Chico State students turn what they have learned to life on stage. 

GIVE TO OPERA OUTREACH


National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) (Goal: $1,500) 

Cause: To support NSSLHA’s 9th Annual Spring Conference, which is a way to give back to local professional community members by hosting speakers on crucial topics in the field of communication disorders. They are also raising funds to support a school for children with special needs that was destroyed by the Northern California Wildfires.

GIVE TO NSSLHA


North State Public Radio (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: Whether the subject is education, politics, the environment, the economy, science and technology, arts and culture, or international affairs, NSPR is where you turn for ideas and information that enrich, inform, and inspire your life.

GIVE TO NORTH STATE PUBLIC RADIO


North State Symphony—Explore Music Program (Goal: $25,000)

Cause: Give the gift of music to children and aspiring musicians by supporting the North State Symphony Explore Music program. Your support helps the Symphony bring the joy of classical music to local classrooms and communities, encouraging students to listen, play, and engage with professional musicians.

GIVE TO NORTH STATE SYMPHONY


Promoting Achievement Through Hope (PATH) Foster Youth Program (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: To ensure that students thrive, rather than just survive, during their college experience. In addition to assisting students navigate the academic system, the financial and social domains are often depleted but very essential. We are able to promote success and connectedness by offering emergency funds and social/cultural events.

GIVE TO PATH 


Rangeland Management Club (Goal: $1,000)

Cause: Contributions will go towards a trip to send our officer team to the Society for Range Management’s 71st Annual meeting in Sparks, Nevada where they will attend technical training workshops along with participate in a trade show competition.

GIVE TO RANGELAND MANAGEMENT CLUB


Safe Place: Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: Safe Place creates awareness around interpersonal violence through prevention and intervention, offering services to the campus community. Your support will help bring two educational campaigns to Chico: the Clothesline Project and the Unity Project.

GIVE TO SAFE PLACE


Staff Council (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: Support Staff Council's Needy Children Program, which provides grocery gift cards for Butte County families in need as well as the Student Group Sponsorship Campaign to supports student programs.

GIVE TO STAFF COUNCIL


Stone of Hope Scholarship (Goal: $50,000)

Match: Gifts matched to $10,000 thanks to Bernie Davitto, in honor of CC Carter

Cause: The Stone of Hope Scholarship recognizes an emerging student leader who embodies the greatest spirit of resilience, exemplifies being a transformational leader, is committed to building community across cultures, demonstrates inclusive excellence, inspires others and leads with their heart, and who is pursuing their educational dreams at California State University, Chico.

GIVE TO STONE OF HOPE SCHOLARSHIP


Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) (Goal: $15,000)

Cause: Support three undergraduate student researchers during the 2018 Chemistry Research Institute. Every donation goes directly to help students. Give our students the ability to make scientific advancements that will launch their careers and will contribute to the betterment of society. 

GIVE TO SAACS


Student Health Services—Clean Cats Program (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: The Student Health Center ensures our student have a healthy and successful experience while attending Chico State. With your support, we can ensure our Wildcats have basic necessities such as toiletries, feminine hygene products, as well as basic cleaning supplies for their homes.

GIVE TO STUDENT HEALTH CENTER


Student Learning Center—Smart Snacks Program (Goal: $10,000)

Match: Gifts matched to $1,000 thanks to Christine Connerly and Jay Fuller

Cause: The funds raised by this project will be used to purchase healthy snacks to address student food insecurity, reduce time between meals, and promote healthy eating. Students can grab snacks as they join a tutoring session or as they’re on their way to class after a session. Without hunger on their mind, they can focus on learning!

GIVE TO STUDENT LEARNING CENTER


Student Veteran's Organization (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: To send delegates from Chico State Student Veteran Organization to the Student Veterans of America conference in San Antonio, TX in January 2018. 

GIVE TO CHICO STATE STUDENT VETERANS


Tehama Group Communications (Goal: $2,500)

Cause: Your donations help this student-run public relations agency keep the office lights on and gives future generations of TGC staff the opportunity to grow as public relations professionals. 

GIVE TO TEHAMA GROUP


Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology (Goal: $5,000)

Cause: Send a child to summer camp! Help a child have a summer they will never forget at the Anthropology Museum’s Summer Camp Program. The camp is a unique program in our community that provides hands-on experience with artifacts to learn about history, science, art, culture and geography in a museum setting.

GIVE TO MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY


Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Uniforms (Goal: $2,500)

Cause: Help prepare music students and maintain a standard of excellence by supporting their need for appropriate concert attire. The band program currently doesn't have concert uniforms to loan to musicians, so students are required to purchase the clothes out of pocket. We would like to raise enough to purchase needed concert attire for 25 band students. 

GIVE TO CHICO STATE BANDS