With the audacious goal of raising $100 million, the public phase of California State University, Chico’s first capital campaign kicks off this weekend with a celebration on campus.

CSU, Chico will host the public launch of its fundraising campaign, “Transform Tomorrow | The Campaign for Chico State,” with a community festival on Saturday, April 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Kendall Lawn. Members of the campus community and the wider Chico community are all welcome to attend this free, fun and family-friendly event.

Refreshments, student showcases, dancing, and music by DJ Isaac will all help provide a festive atmosphere on Saturday, as the University introduces Transform Tomorrow and its priorities to the public.

The University’s campaign priorities are to:

  • Empower student success through annual giving
  • Build cutting-edge facilities on campus
  • Invest in people through new endowments for scholarships, faculty fellowships, and program support

“In the last year, we have been able to introduce impactful new courses, facilitate hands-on learning through internships, bring outside experts to campus, launch summer institutes and implement state-of-the-art technology to drive needed research,” said Ahmad Boura, CSU, Chico’s Vice President of University Advancement and CEO of the University Foundation. “I’m inspired by our benefactors and I’m excited to see what Transform Tomorrow holds for us in the future.”

Transform Tomorrow is Chico State's first capital campaign.

With more than $70 million raised so far, the campaign will conclude by July 1, 2021. Boura expressed his excitement about being able to share the campaign and its goals more widely as Transform Tomorrow enters the public phase.

“The success of Transform Tomorrow, the first campaign in Chico State’s history, is driven by the kindness, commitment and generosity of our benefactors, alumni, parents, friends, and community members who believe in the leadership and vision for the campaign,” Boura said. “Transform Tomorrow will allow the University to expand its outreach to more benefactors and offer opportunities to invest in the institution.”

Those who require an accommodation in order to attend Transform Tomorrow, or who have questions about accessibility, may contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.