Benerd College

Empowering passionate leaders
to cultivate learning and innovation.

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Benerd College empowers passionate leaders to cultivate  innovation and learning.

Through dynamic professional learning networks and pathways, we strive to support the social and economic well being of our communities by providing collaborative learning opportunities to learn, lead and be engaged citizens in our collective future. This is the common thread that drives us all, across a breadth of careers – teachers, administrators, psychologists, professors, government officials, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and working professionals. This is Benerd College’s purpose.

Raised to Date

Gift Officers

Natalie Vera

Assistant Dean for Development

Benerd College


A Central Valley native, Natalie fell in love with philanthropy as an undergraduate at Chico State where she worked as a student caller. This resolve stuck with her, leading her to a position in Pacific’s Annual Giving Office. She now leads development and alumni relations outreach for Benerd College and happily creates opportunities for passionate leaders to cultivate a hub of innovation and learning.