Why Give

The cornerstone of a Cal Poly Pomona education is a “learn-by-doing” philosophy that joins theory with practice and prepares students for the working world. The Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture educates and trains the next generation of leaders in the farming, food, and fashion industries. We offer students hands-on, STEM-based learning experiences, ranging from working with crops and animals on our 173-acre-farm, to experimenting with food products in the lab, or designing and manufacturing a fashion line.

As the founding college of Cal Poly Pomona, the agricultural legacy of the university is strong. An investment in the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture ensures the success of future generations of students that inspire creativity and innovation, embrace local and global challenges, and transform lives.

Our strength as a college is inextricably linked to the strength of our students—and your gift to support the following programs is the single most direct way you can invest in the future of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture.

  • Excellence Funds or unrestricted resources for the college’s greatest needs.
  • Scholarships create opportunities for students from all walks of life to reach their full potential. By supporting scholarships, you ensure the best students can attend and thrive at the college, no matter their financial circumstances.
  • Student/Faculty Research fosters our commitment to “learn-by-doing” and serving others through discovery and impact.
  • Program Support enables students to explore their passions both in and out of the classroom to maximize their Cal Poly Pomona experience. A variety of services support student success such as workshops, academic counseling, and internships.
  • Facilities and Equipment play a vital role in meeting our educational mission. We continually work to improve and strengthen our existing infrastructure and facilities to provide improved teaching, learning, and outreach.
  • Lasting Legacy or endowed funds provide support in perpetuity. The initial gift is invested, and funds are awarded from the investment income, preserving the principal so funds continue to generate income in future years.

To learn more about these initiatives and how you can support them, please  contact us or  make a gift online.