2nd Annual Giving Day: 24 Hours. A Lifetime of Impact.

A photo of a student standing in the Klamath River taking notes.
On Giving Day, any donation can significantly impact students' lives and learning experiences at Humboldt.
Join other Cal Poly Humboldt students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and family on Wednesday, April 3, for this 24-hour fundraising campaign to support the program on campus you care most about.

Cal Poly Humboldt Giving Day is a 24-hour campaign that brings together the campus community to raise funds for students and campus programs. The Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation and members of the Foundation Board and Boldly Rising Campaign Cabinet will match the first $150,000 raised, making your contribution go twice as far and creating a brighter future for Humboldt students. Individual donors will be matched up to $1,000.

Last year, during the University’s inaugural Giving Day, the campus community raised $140,638 in one day. Altogether, 1,003 donors contributed to 112 different campus clubs, programs, departments, and scholarships.

The Giving Day website has 60 featured projects from around campus whose groups will be fundraising on Giving Day, such as the Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.), Oh SNAP! food pantry, or Toyon Magazine, among other campus programs. Additionally, anyone can visit the fund directory and make a gift to a specific campus department, academic and non-academic program, scholarship, or existing fund they’d like to support. 

On Giving Day, everyone is encouraged to donate in any way possible. Any gift, no matter the amount, can significantly impact Humboldt students' lives and learning experiences at Humboldt.

For instance, Anja Wenrick, a parent of a Humboldt alum, recently donated $20 to the Oh Snap! Food Programs fund. Her gift will help students access nutritious and culturally appropriate food and raise awareness of student food insecurity. She says she is glad to be able to help students with this vital campus resource. 

James Adams (‘54, Fisheries Biology, ‘58, M.S. Fisheries Biology) gave $25 to the George & Beverly Allen Fisheries Assistantship Fund, which provides experiential learning opportunities to eligible undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Fisheries Biology. Adams says he knew Humboldt Fisheries professor George Allen and his wife Beverly well and wanted to support their legacy and Humboldt Fisheries students.

Giving Day is held on the first Wednesday of April to commemorate Cal Poly Humboldt's first-ever classes, held the first week of April 1914. The University successfully opened with significant financial support from the community. Now, 110 years later, Humboldt continues to offer students a positive, meaningful educational experience with the help of donors at all levels.

Join the Cal Poly Humboldt community in giving to students and programs during the second annual Cal Poly Humboldt Giving Day on April 3. To make a contribution or for more information, visit giving.humboldt.edu/giving-day.

Questions? Contact the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation at giving@humboldt.edu or (707) 826-5200