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The 1913 Legacy Society honors donors who have designated HSU 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 Humboldt State in 1913.

Alphabetical by First Name
  • Anonymous (x100)
  • Alice Whitson
  • Bob Kittleson
  • Brian Sproul
  • Bruce Haston
  • Cara Tschanz
  • Carla Powell
  • Catherine and Michael O'Donnell
  • Catherine McKee
  • Charles Bloom
  • Charles Moon
  • Cherril Pryor
  • Chester Collins
  • Clarence Bevington
  • Cuthbert and Wilma Scott
  • David Alexander
  • Dorothy Steeves
  • Emma Rousseau
  • Ernest Fusi
  • Felix and Shirley De Martis
  • Floyd Bettiga
  • Frances Fisher and Carl Allen
  • Francis Damgaard
  • Grace Shaw
  • Harry Bistrin and Joan Telonicher Bistrin
  • Henry and Eileen Trione
  • Ingrid Nickelsen
  • Jack and Dorothy Estenson
  • James and Virginia Harris
  • Jean Wellington
  • Jeanne Walt
  • Joan and John Harper
  • John Dodds Burns Robertson
  • Kathryn Corbett
  • Lance Hardie and Grace Marton
  • Lanette Rousseau
  • Leslie Codoni
  • Lois Lee
  • Louis and Betty Schatz
  • Louis Wayers
  • Louise Watson
  • Lucille and William Vinyard
  • Malcolm Buchanan
  • Marie Dillard
  • Marjorie Butler
  • Martin Gulick
  • Mildred Nelson
  • Minnie Palais
  • Monica and Gordon Hadley
  • Myrtle Grundell
  • Rachel and Orval Klose
  • Robert and Carol Lorensen
  • Robert and Eleanor Stone
  • Robert and Kathryn Brambani
  • Robert Chambers
  • Robert Wallace
  • Rose Seghetti
  • Ruth and Stanton Elliott
  • Tamara Bursell
  • Thelma and Kasper Ingebritson
  • Thomas Wattle
  • Victor and Dorothy Egan
  • Virginia and Earl Rumble
  • William Ricklefs
  • 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

  • Laura Fisher

    “I made a bequest pledge because HSU 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)

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, Humboldt State University 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 HSU in their will, trust or other planned gifts, including life income gifts. Like Humboldt State’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 HSU’s future are recognized in many ways.

  • Recognition online and in print publications (with your permission)
  • Invitation to annual luncheons hosted by the HSU 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 Humboldt State University.

Have you already included us?

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

You can also call the Office of Philanthropy at (707) 826-5200 or email us at giving@humboldt.edu.

Are you thinking about making a bequest or a planned gift?

Fill out the form below if you have questions about how to include HSU in your estate plan.

You can also call the Office of Philanthropy at (707) 826-5200 or email us at giving@humboldt.edu.