“If you’re a part of a community, you give of yourself in any way you can. Even if it’s not a lot. Even if it’s just time and effort. It’s a matter of becoming part of that community and taking responsibility for it.” - Phil Bailey, Dean, and Tina Bailey, Emeritus Department Chair
Why We Give.
“People took care of us when we were there, and now it’s our turn to take care of others.”
-Ernie ('86), and Lorie ('89) Chapa with their son, Blake ('17)
A Transformative Gift
Alumni, parents and longtime supporters Peter and Mary Beth Oppenheimer have given Cal Poly the largest cash gift in university history - $20 million toward several groundbreaking projects in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences.
Why I Give.
“Starting a business took a lot of self confidence! Learn by Doing at Cal Poly was a big part of that.”
-Russell Nash ('82)