On this Thanksgiving week, I am pleased not only to have a chance to express my gratitude— but to have an avenue to reach the very people it concerns.
Here at Boise State, we are thankful for you.
We are thankful for our alumni, who boost the perception of Boise State and the value of a Boise State degree every day as they inspire and succeed in their personal and professional lives.
We are thankful for our community and industry partners, who join with us to improve the world in which we live and to help ensure that our students are getting the real-world skills and experiences they need to succeed in the modern workforce.
And we are thankful for our donors at every level, because every gift makes a difference to our students and their future, no matter the size.
If you haven’t made a commitment to make a gift every year, the holidays are a great time to start a new tradition. Your support of Boise State drives this university and makes it possible to continue to provide a high-quality and affordable higher education to students in Idaho and beyond.
If you would like your support to have the greatest impact on the lives of our students, direct it toward scholarships, the most direct way to give a meaningful and long-lasting gift to the next generation. Scholarships are our greatest need and our top philanthropic priority, and for good reason — they improve the lives of our students, and prepare them for success long after the diploma.
Scholarships allow students to explore future opportunities to their fullest potential, unhindered by financial uncertainty. Scholarships help motivate students in their studies and demonstrate to them that they are coveted, lifelong members of the Bronco family. Scholarships help ensure that great potential is not left unrealized.
So to all of you alumni, partners and donors, let me speak for this university and our current and future students when I say thank you, sincerely, for all that you do.
Laura C. Simic is vice president for advancement at Boise State University.