Philanthropy

The Thomas/Densmore-Thomas family of three pose together on a sunny day on one of Chico States classic bridges

Past, Present, Future

Alumni can connect all the good in their lives back to Chico State, including their successful careers and most important relationships. Their son is also a proud Wildcat. To honor their family's Chico Experience, they established the first faculty fellowship in the College of Business to attract top accounting professors.
Professor Emeritus Dolores Mitchell (center) leads an Arts and Eats Class class for fellow OLLI members at the Chico Art Center

A Wise Investment

Education, at any age, has the power to uplift and transform. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Chico State provides a community of exploration to more than 1,000 North State residents who are 50 years and older. Because of its impact, OLLI was awarded a second $1 million grant by the Bernard Osher Foundation.