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The 1913 Legacy Society honors donors who have designated Humboldt in their will and whose spirit of generosity will support future generations of students. These donors continue the legacy of charitable support that helped create Cal Poly Humboldt in 1913.

Alphabetical by First Name
  • Alice Hackett
  • Alice Whitson
  • Bob Kittleson
  • Brian Sproul
  • Bruce Haston
  • Cara Tschanz
  • Carla Powell
  • Catherine and Michael O'Donnell
  • Catherine Birk
  • Catherine McKee
  • Charles Bloom
  • Cherril Pryor
  • Chester Collins
  • Chris Lynch, JD and Bill Tanner
  • Clarence Bevington
  • Connie E. Stewart
  • Cuthbert and Wilma Scott
  • Dave L. Armold
  • David Alexander
  • Dennis K. Walker, PhD
  • Dorothy H. and Dennis Simmons
  • Dorothy Steeves
  • Edward “Buzz” Webb and Ms. Judith Webb
  • Ellen M. Brokaw
  • Emma Rousseau
  • Ernest Fusi
  • Felix and Shirley De Martis
  • Floyd Bettiga
  • Frances Fisher and Carl Allen
  • Francis Damgaard
  • Grace Shaw
  • Gregory M. Anderson
  • Gus and Corrine Nordstrom
  • Harry Bistrin and Joan Telonicher Bistrin
  • Henry and Eileen Trione
  • Ingrid Nickelsen
  • Jack and Dorothy Estenson
  • James and Virginia Harris
  • Jan G. Rowen
  • Janice Bond
  • Jean Shipman and Mark Rhea
  • Jean Wellington
  • Jeanne E. Sullivan
  • Jeanne Walt
  • Jerry and Gisela Rohde
  • Jerry and Gisela Rohde
  • Joan and John Harper
  • John Dodds Burns Robertson
  • John Van Duzer
  • Karen N. and Charles Davy
  • Karene and Eric Shields, PhD
  • Katherine P. Layton
  • Kathryn and Thomas Knight
  • Kathryn Corbett
  • Kenneth D. Sanchez
  • Kevin D. Boston
  • Kurt and Roberta Fraese
  • Lance Hardie and Grace Marton
  • Lanette Rousseau
  • Larry L. and Leah A. Westmoreland
  • Laura and Dave Fisher, DVM
  • Leslie Codoni
  • Linda M. Sheppard
  • Lois Lee
  • Louis and Betty Schatz
  • Louis Wayers
  • Louise Watson
  • Lucille and William Vinyard
  • Malcolm Buchanan
  • Marie Dillard
  • Marjorie Butler
  • Martin Gulick
  • Mary M. and Robert A. Gearheart, PhD
  • Mildred Nelson
  • Minnie Palais
  • Monica and Gordon Hadley
  • Myrtle Grundell
  • Patricia A. Wold
  • Randall L. Moory
  • Richard Corsi, PhD and Regina Benzonelli
  • Robert and Carol Lorensen
  • Robert and Eleanor Stone
  • Robert and Kathryn Brambani
  • Robert Chambers
  • Robert Wallace
  • Robin A. Bailie
  • Rose Seghetti
  • Ruth and Stanton Elliott
  • Tamara Bursell
  • The Klose Family
  • Thelma and Kasper Ingebritson
  • Thomas J. Clark Ph.D.
  • Thomas Warnock and Ms. Renee Warnock
  • Thomas Wattle
  • Timothy Anderson and Dorothy Halic
  • Vera Woolford
  • Victor and Dorothy Egan
  • William Ricklefs
  • Laura Fisher

    “I made a bequest pledge because Humboldt gave me such a strong foundation for my life and career. I think it’s important to give back so students have a strong foundation to build on in the future. If you really value something, you have to invest in it. We owe it to following generations to make the world a better place, and it’s not that hard to make a real tangible impact."

    -Laura Fisher ('84 Geology)
    Pictured with her husband Dave Fisher ('83 Biology)

  • Lance Hardie

    "I decided to leave my planned gift to the Schatz Energy Research Center because those students are empowered to research and develop clean energy technologies for our planet. It’s incumbent on all of us to leave the world a better place. It’s important that I do what I can to encourage students and the growth of knowledge."

    -Lance Hardie 

  • Donors Tom and Renee Warnock

    “Knowing that many people have forged engineering and science to benefit society is an inspiration for us to pay it forward through our Charitable Gift Annuity. We hope our gift will do something positive for the environment.”

    -Tom Warnock ('85 Environmental Resources Engineering) 
    Pictured with his wife Renee Warnock

More than 100 years ago, generous donors from the local community came together to help create the Humboldt State Normal School. William Preston pledged a 12-acre site. Other community members promised more than $12,000, found temporary start-up space, and identified local residences to house students.

That charitable support from the community, alumni, and others continued throughout the years.

Today, Cal Poly Humboldt recognizes that legacy and honors a group of our most important donors through the 1913 Legacy Society. Members of the Society are all donors who have designated Humboldt in their will, trust or other planned gifts, including life income gifts. Like Humboldt's original benefactors, members of the 1913 Legacy Society have made a vital commitment to the future of this institution. They have also set an inspiring example for others.

Those who have made this important commitment to Humboldt’s future are recognized in many ways.

  • Recognition online and in print publications (with your permission)
  • Invitation to annual luncheons hosted by the Cal Poly Humboldt's President
  • Invitations to special events 
  • Lapel pin and certificate of membership

Of course, the most important benefit for members of the 1913 Legacy Society is the satisfaction of making a positive difference for the many students whose lives will be forever changed at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Have you already included us?

Enter your email address below if you have already included Humboldt in a bequest or other planned gift.

You can also call Development at (707) 826-5200 or email us at giving@humboldt.edu.

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