Giving at Chico State

Giving Programs

Civic and Global engagement is one of our strategic priorities. We are working to build stronger, more vibrant communities in mutually beneficial ways to effect meaningful change in the world around us. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our giving programs.

Giving Programs allow current students, alumni, parents, and friends of the University to play a meaningful role in the university’s advancement and development.

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Tower Society

Building a Bold Tomorrow

The Tower Society is our way to highlight and celebrate leadership giving at Chico State. Donors who give a sum total of $1,500 or more to any Chico State program or initiative within the fiscal year are automatically honored as Tower Society members, gaining access to special benefits.

Leadership donors elevate our academic success and advance our regional impact by supporting many areas, including colleges, departments, centers, student-focused initiatives, and campus amenities, such as museums and galleries.

Learn more about areas to support

Leadership Giving Levels

The total sum of your gifts during our fiscal year (July 1–June 30) are honored at the following 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 (GOLD) - $150-$1,499*

Join the Tower Society by making a qualifying donation today!

Chico State Women's Philanthropy Council

About the Women's Philanthropy Council


At California State University, Chico, women have always been and continue to be a catalyst for change and empowerment. Our alumnae have transformed their communities, businesses, and lives. The Chico State Women’s Philanthropy Council will engage these women leaders to help transform the University through philanthropy and impactful programs. They will model and accelerate engagement and giving among the University’s alumni, donors, and friends. We celebrate these influential women and their vision to build awareness and support for other women.

Who are we?

The Chico State Women’s Philanthropy Council is a special philanthropic collective dedicated to the study, support, encouragement, and advocacy of women students, faculty, and programs. Members are alumnae and friends who enjoy networking opportunities, working alongside campus leadership, and building support for Chico State. The membership is a minimum gift of $1,500 with a three-year commitment. Currently, there are three annual meetings held on Zoom.

Frequently Asked Questions


For more information please contact:

Daria Booth
Interim Senior Philanthropy Director

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Giving Day

Each spring in March, the University hosts Chico State Giving Day! This annual 24-hour fundraising effort benefits the people, places, and programs that make Chico State special. With more than 100 available causes, any gift to any area will contribute toward the University’s Giving Day totals during the drive—with special goals wrapped into the day’s events.

Each year Giving Day grows as we develop a culture of philanthropy on- and off-campus. Chico State Giving Day has millions of dollars to support more than 180 causes across campus over the years.

Chico State Crowdfunding


Chico State Crowdfunding provides opportunities year-round for campus causes to engage with supporters. Throughout the year, we host multiple crowdfunding campaigns - from Wildcat Athletics to Greek Week to one-off campaigns supporting academic departments and programs. Campaigns rely on promotion from the organization's members and those benefiting from the campaign. The goal is to reach as many people as possible, because when we all do a little we can achieve a lot!

Student Philanthropy Council

The Student Philanthropy Council is a group of student ambassadors who understand the impact giving has at Chico State. The Student Philanthropy Council promotes the spirit of giving back among our classmates and building a culture of philanthropy at our University.

There’s no doubt that Wildcats have each other’s backs. Together, we can power change in each other’s lives. The Student Philanthropy Council is dedicated to doing just that—powering change through giving back—right here, right now. That’s why we’re raising money for student scholarships, educational programs, cultural and recreational activities, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

For information on the Student Philanthropy Council, contact Krysi Riggs

Regional Development Program

The Regional Development Program works to recognize and engage with Wildcats all over the United States. Our regional philanthropy directors meet with Chico State supporters in the cities where they live to build connections, improve opportunities for alumni to engage with the University, and strengthen Chico State through giving. They also plan regional events, produce newsletters with tailored information and updates, and help connect alumni with campus leaders and programs. 

Find a regional philanthropy director near you.