Event Honors Humboldt Legacy Donors

Cal Poly Humboldt legacy donors gathered Thursday, March 2 at Baywood Golf & Country Club for the inaugural 1913 Legacy Society luncheon, a celebration of those who have designated Humboldt in their estate plans. The Thursday luncheon recognized 16 donors in attendance, whose collective giving has surpassed $5 million. Their generosity will support students for generations to come. 

Those recognized included: 
Joan Berman
Marty Casillas & Karen Griffith
Tom Clark, Ph.D.
Karen & Charles Davy
Mary & Bob Gearheart, Ph.D.
Kathy Layton
Chip Kalvin & Kareen Mariarty-Kalvin
Sherman Schapiro & Eva Janson
Connie Stewart
Dennis Walker, Ph.D.
Joyce West

The event included talks by Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson, Jr. and Dr. Peter Lehman, Founding Director of the Schatz Energy Research Center. Both spoke about the important role of philanthropy in the University's bold future.

Like Humboldt's original benefactors, members of the 1913 Legacy Society have made a vital commitment to the future of the institution. They have also set an inspiring example for others. Cal Poly Humboldt’s 1913 Legacy Society includes more than 150 individuals who have made a planned gift commitment for Humboldt’s future. Join by making your legacy gift through the Boldly Rising campaign. To learn more, contact the Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation at or (707) 826-5200.