College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Make a Donation to the College of HFA

A gift may be large or small, unrestricted or specifically designated to support a scholarship, department, program or performance venue. No matter the size or scope of your tax-deductible donation, your gift offers the greatest gift of all: education.

Why invest in the humanities and fine arts at Chico State?

If you are reading this, you already know the answer in your heart, but if you need to make the case for someone else, consider sharing the following bits of good news:

1. We live better.

The National Endowment for the Arts published research revealing a powerful link between participation in the arts and civic engagement, social cohesion, and community involvement.

2. We feel better.

Multiple studies demonstrate that exposure to humanities and fine arts education positively impacts mental health, leading to reduced stress levels and increased happiness.

3. We do better.

Research by the Association of American Colleges and Universities shows that critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills—precisely those skills developed in humanities and fine arts courses—are highly desired by employers, and liberal arts graduates have better career prospects over time than those with technical or highly specialized training

Please consider joining me in investing in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts with a gift for scholarship, student opportunity, faculty support, and program innovation. Your support means the world to those we serve.

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Joe Hefta
Director of Philanthropy
College of Humanities and Fine Arts