Challenges and Matching Gifts

Thanks to a number of generous donors, we have over $130,000 of challenge and matching funds available to unlock. Compete to win funds in Campaign Challenges or unlock cash to support students' greatest needs with Chico State Fund Challenges. Together, let's show how #CatsGiveBack like never before!

CAMPAIGN CHALLENGES

READY, SET, GO!

The area that receives the first gift of the day on March 2, 2022 will earn a bonus of $500.

Winner: Anonymous, supporting Men's Ultimate Frisbee

FARTHEST GIFT

The gift that travels the greatest distance to Chico State between midnight and noon pacific time will unlock an extra $500 for their area of support!

Winner: Daniella Benton - Australia, supporting Women's Soccer

WILDCAT CHALLENGE

The Wildcat became Chico’s mascot in 1924 by a vote of the student body. Today, the 1924th gift will unlock an extra $1,924 for their area of support!

Winner: Kylie Martinez, supporting Women's Soccer 

AMBASSADOR CHALLENGE

The area that has the most gifts via personalized ambassador links will receive an additional $1,000! Find out how here.

Winner: Community Legal Information Clinic (CLIC)

FAMILY AFFAIR

If three or more of your family members make a gift on Giving Day, email us at givingday@csuchico.edu to tell us who you are! You could earn up to $500 in support of your chosen fund. Winners must email us, and the first 3 families to be confirmed will win!

  1. Fisher Family, supporting National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
  2. Kline Family, supporting Psi Chi Student of the Year Scholarship
  3. Jimenez Family, supporting HSI - STEM - Engineering - MEP Endowment

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST

The area that receives that last gift of the day on March 2, 2022 will earn a bonus of $500.

Winner: Sophia Gibson, supporting Men's Rugby

CHICO STATE FUND CHALLENGES

These matches to the Chico State Fund are made possible by University Foundation Board of Governors members Stuart Casillas ('96), Dave Hodson ('90, '92), Chuck Nelsen ('89), and other anonymous members.

COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

In addition to an eight-acre cherry orchard donated by John Bidwell, members of the Chico community raised $10,000 in 1887 to secure the bid for building the northern branch of the State Normal School. Today, that $10,000 is the equivalent of approximately $288,747. When $288,747 is raised across all campaigns, a match of $10,000 will be unlocked to support students’ greatest needs.

Unlocked!

UNLOCK THE MAP

A Chico State Fund match will be unlocked for every 10 states we receive a gift from. Total of four matching gifts available. 

10 states = $2,000 unlocked!
20 states = $5,000 unlocked!
30 states = $7,000 unlocked!
40 states = $10,000 unlocked!

1887 FOUNDERS CHALLENGE

Construction officially began of the State Normal School at Chico in 1887. This year, reaching 1,887 donors will unlock a match of $10,000 to support students’ greatest needs.

Unlocked!


SENIOR CLASS GIFT CHALLENGE

Gifts of $20.22 or more from graduating seniors will earn them the Wildcat Spirit Cord to wear at graduation. This year, 50 Senior Class Gifts will unlock an additional $2,022 to support students’ greatest needs.

Unlocked!