CHSF News

The CHSF Thanks the Following for Their Support in 2009!

A heart-felt thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their generous support of Chico High School through donation and participation in the Chico High School Foundation in 2009!

Win a Luxury Children’s Playhouse—Raffle!

Chico High School Playhouse Raffle

With your help and the help of local business owners, the Chico High School Foundation hopes to place all new computers in the classrooms of the Industrial Technology Department.

These new computers will help not only today’s student body but thousands of students in the future. You can make a difference and allow our students to succeed with their education.

Former Chico High instructor, Leonard Duarte (music), was profiled in the national media

Leonard Duarte - Chico High School Music Teacher for 30 years

Mr. Leonard Duarte, an extraordinary teacher of music, was featured as one of only eight teachers nation-wide in American Profile magazine in August.

"American Profile" is included in each edition of the Tuesday Chico-Enterprise Record as well as many other newspapers nationwide.

The Chico High School Foundation is a participant in the Annie B’s Community Drive

Individuals who donate monies to CHSF during the Annie B’s Program period (August 1 to September 30) will earn additional monies to their investment due to the generosity of this North Valley Community Foundation organized program.

Summary of the Chico High School Foundation Budget - August 2009

Agriculture Endowments & Scholarships

Agriculture Dept    $35,870.98
Harry A. Merlo    10,704.72
Donald Hayes    6,631.68
Thomas Alldredge    2,134.75
Press Powell    3,778.35
Bertagna Family    6,115.82
Joe Miguel    1,248.06

Art Department

Claudia Williamson-Steel Endowment     8,697.56

Athletic Department

Mike Sherrard Annuity    1,263.15

English Department

Patricia Wismer Fund    7,680.39

Chico High School Foundation Awards Scholarship Monies

At the spring senior awards ceremony, the Chico High School Foundation awarded $19,550 to twenty students to further their education at the community college, college, or university level.

One highlight came when thanks to a wonderful anonymous donor Josh Miranda received a $12,000 scholarship to further his education in the engineering program at Chico State University. He will major in mechatronics, which is a combination of mechanical and electrical majors. This is the sixth $12,000 scholarship offered by this very generous donor.

The CHS Foundation Raises $33,800 During The Annie B's Community Drive

Annie B's Community DriveThe Chico High School Foundation (CHSF) board is very pleased and proud to announce that we received over $33,000 in donations during the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) sponsored Annie B's Community Drive fund raising efforts for non-profit organizations.

CHS Foundation Builds Momentum

The Chico High Foundation Board continues to support many different programs at Chico High School. The board sincerely appreciates the many people who have generously donated money to enhance and enrich the learning experiences of students at Chico High School.

Below is a brief listing of the exciting and significant additions to the endowment and scholarship funds managed by the board this past year.

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Wish Lists

Want to help, but don't have much to give? There are many small ways you can help! Cold season is coming, and students need kleenex!

If you would rather support a Local Business in Chico, that's our preference, too! All donations can be delivered to Chico High School by arrangement, calling 891-3026.

Donate to CHSF

Make a Donation to CHSF through the North Valley Community Foundation.


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