Giving to Chico State

Your Gifts Make a Difference

2015 Rawlins Award Winners

The donor-funded Rawlins Merit Award is one of the University’s most prestigious honors. More than $1 million in scholarship support has been awarded to outstanding students for their academic and community achievements. Learn how to establish or support a scholarship.

When you support students, faculty, and academic programs, you help:

  • cultivate civic engagement
  • fuel intellectual curiosity and capability
  • prepare future leaders
  • fund internships, undergraduate research, and applied learning opportunities
  • build innovative and stimulating classrooms, labs, and studios with new equipment
  • enhance classroom materials and faculty development and research   

When you support community programs, you help:

  • further our public service mission
  • grow community resources for those in need
  • introduce arts, culture, and science to tens of thousands of people each year
  • keep our local and extended communities informed and engaged

Check out the amazing things happening at Chico State.

Ways to Make a Gift

Ready to help Chico State right now? Learn more about your giving options and areas to support.

Address for Gifts:
University Foundation - 0999
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, California 95929-0999

Want to make the biggest impact?

Annual gifts provide the most reliable support for our students, faculty, and community.

Tower Society Seal

Tower Society

The University’s premier recognition society honors donors who support their favorite programs at the following leadership levels:

  • Visionary—$100,000 or more
  • Philanthropist—$50,000-$99,999
  • Benefactor—$25,000-$49,999
  • Founder—$15,000-$24,999
  • Pioneer—$7,500-$14,999
  • Explorer—$3,500-$7,499
  • Leader—$1,500-$3,499
  • Graduates of the Last Decade

Chico State Giving Clubs

Named for the hub of streets leading to our beautiful campus, Chico State’s annual giving clubs recognize supporters of the Annual Fund and other campus programs. 

  • Chestnut Club—$1,000-$1,499
  • Hazel Club—$500-$999
  • Ivy Club—$250-$499
  • Cherry Club—$100-$249
  • Orange Club—$1-$99