CSU, Chico Celebrates 24 Hours of Philanthropy with Giving Day Nov. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 11-22-2017

CONTACT: Sean Murphy
530-898-6492
Nicole Williams
University Development 
925-339-8440

California State University, Chico will undertake its first comprehensive 24-hour fundraising effort from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for Chico State Giving Day. 

Chico State Giving Day is a part of the global Giving Tuesday movement and unites the entire Wildcat family of students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to support the University’s community and programs. During the drive, any gift to any area will count toward the University’s Giving Day totals.

“Chico State Giving Day is really about uniting our whole community for causes that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Vice President for University Advancement Ahmad Boura. “Big or small, gifts to any area signal that we all care about the education and programs that benefit our North State community.”

Donors can choose from a variety of programs with 50 featured causes, in addition to any of the University’s usual gift designations. These causes include providing gas cards to student teachers who drive up to 350 unreimbursed miles per week to their full-time, unpaid placements in rural schools; a professional attire fund to help business students dress for job interviews; expanding a laptop checkout program for English composition students; and allowing student clubs to attend national conferences.

CSU, Chico’s Student Philanthropy Council will also host a variety of events on campus on Nov. 28 to build on the Giving Day excitement. Organizations participating in the day-long fundraising will table for their causes in Trinity Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will also feature music from KCSC Radio and guest speakers.

Chico State Giving Day participants are encouraged to share their favorite causes and reasons for giving on social media for a chance to earn a $50 gift to the program of their choice. Join in by using #CatsGiveBack or #ChicoStateGivingDay in your posts.

Donors can also double their impact by giving to one of the many funds with matching gifts. Eleven generous CSU, Chico supporters have pledged up to $46,000 in gifts as dollar-for-dollar matches for certain funds.

As student enrollment growth has quickly outpaced California’s higher education funding across the CSU in the last two decades, private gifts have become more important in providing resources to enhance the quality of academic programs, expand students’ educational and scholarship opportunities, support faculty research and initiatives, and strengthen the impact of our community service and cultural programs.

Visit www.csuchico.edu/giving-day to participate in Chico State Giving Day, view featured funds, and make a gift on Nov. 28.

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About California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the 23-member CSU system, the nation’s largest public university system. Founded in 1887, Chico State enrolls approximately 17,500 students and offers more than 230 graduate and undergraduate programs through its seven colleges and five schools. The campus is consistently ranked as one of the best regional public universities in the Western United States and is the only CSU campus to have earned a favorable rating in all five categories of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, which rates universities on affordability and value. Its mission includes a broad commitment to environmental sustainability, public service and community engagement throughout the 12-county North State region, where the campus is located. The University became a federal Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2015.