Earlier this week, nearly 400 donors to student scholarships were celebrated at a special evening event featuring many of the Boise State scholarship recipients that they support. Without question, this annual event has become one of my favorite evenings of the year.
It’s a chance to highlight the extraordinary opportunities opened to students through scholarships. It’s also a chance for those students to express their gratitude for the philanthropic gifts that enable and enhance their lives as Broncos – as these students did in this special video that premiered at the event.
I never fail to be amazed and inspired by the extraordinary things our students achieve as Broncos. And our donors, through their support of Boise State and its students, help make these extraordinary achievements possible.
That’s why scholarships is Boise State’s greatest need and top philanthropic priority. With the support of our donors, our students are able to explore their potential to the fullest lessening their need to work long hours at a job or to go into debt to pay for school. They are able to enrich their Boise State experience with research pursuits, community or campus service, student clubs and an active campus life. Through their philanthropy, our donors motivate these students in their studies and demonstrate that they are coveted, lifelong members of the Bronco family.
So to all of our donors, thank you. Your support ensures that our students’ extraordinary potential is not left unrealized.
Laura C. Simic is vice president of advancement at Boise State University.