Chico State gives back

Chico State’s inaugural Giving Day was held this past Thursday, and proved to be a remarkable success. The event was held with the specific purpose of raising funds for several organizations that provide support for Chico State students.

These organizations include the Chico Cares Campaign, the Wildcat Athletics Face-Off for Student-Athletes and the Professional Business Attire Fund just to name a few.

All throughout the day, pop up events appearing on the Chico State campus, holding raffles and contests, with two lucky winners receiving gift cards to the Wildcat Store.

The goal of Giving Day, according to the Giving Day webpage, was to raise $200,000 for these various groups, with $50,000 of that money going to the Chico Cares Campaign.

Students managed to break beyond this goal, with the donations reaching $212,867.

Several generous donors also helped by agreeing to match every donation made to certain organizations, up to a specified amount of money.

For example, Ken and Sherly Lang matched up to $5,000 dollars in support of various Wildcat Athletic departments, raising the total from $62,359 to $67,359.

Donors such as the Langs managed to gather an extra $46,000, bringing the grand total of funds gathered on Giving Day to $258,867.

Several of these groups managed to reach their goals, including the Chico Cares Campaign, ensuring the organization can continue to support hungry Chico State students.

Andrew Freeman can be reached at [email protected] @theorion_news.