Significant Donation to The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt

The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt author, Jerry Rohde, and his wife Gisela have made a significant gift to the library, and specifically the Press.

The Jerry and Gisela Rohde Estate will create three endowed charitable funds to support staff positions for the Press, Special Collections & Archives, and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Inspired by their passion for Humboldt, history, and lifelong learning, Jerry and Gisela Rohde have made a transformational gift to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of more than $2 million through a planned bequest. The gift commitment is the second largest in University history.

Rohde published a book about sea level rise in Humboldt Bay with the Press last year and his book about local Native American communities is currently in preparation by the Press.