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A Cornucopia of People, Ideas Bring Growth, and Gratitude for Boise State University

“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” — Dr. Robert Holden When looking around the Boise State University campus, it’s easy to quickly identify several things … (Read More) A Cornucopia of People, Ideas Bring Growth, and Gratitude for Boise State University

Your Extraordinary Support Provides a $52.4 Million Legacy for Boise State

Boise State alumni and friends understand the university’s mission of providing affordable education to talented and committed students, and overwhelmingly supported the Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign with more than $52 million in gifts and pledges. That’s more than … (Read More) Your Extraordinary Support Provides a $52.4 Million Legacy for Boise State

Take a Look at the Ripple Effect of Giving at Boise State

Philanthropic endowments have been known since ancient times. The Greek philosopher Plato bequeathed valuable land to his disciples so they could maintain his Academy. The ripple effect of endowment funds is powerful and real. We see it every day at … (Read More) Take a Look at the Ripple Effect of Giving at Boise State

Award-winning Boise State Research Shows Relationships Matter for Giving

Award-winning research in the human anthropology lab at Boise State University recently explored motivations and predictors in generosity — How does the social relationship between a donor and solicitor influence donation amounts? What individual characteristics explain decisions? What motivates people to … (Read More) Award-winning Boise State Research Shows Relationships Matter for Giving

Boise State Beats $25 Million Scholarship Goal

More than 500 students and donors gathered at the annual Scholarship Dinner to celebrate a major milestone yesterday: $29 million raised for scholarships! This exceeds the Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign goal of $25 million and is a testament … (Read More) Boise State Beats $25 Million Scholarship Goal

Fundraising Game Changer at Boise State: Crowdfunding

Sept. 14 Boise State launched PonyUp, our new crowdfunding site, and the first project to go live literally aimed for the stars. In just the first 10 days following launch, we raised more than $5,360 for Professor and astronomer, Brian … (Read More) Fundraising Game Changer at Boise State: Crowdfunding

Make Extraordinary Happen

The growing cost of an education is an impediment. Seventy-five percent of students at Boise State require financial aid. To keep students engaged in their studies and to attract the brightest students from all backgrounds, we have made scholarships our most … (Read More) Make Extraordinary Happen

Thank You for all That You do for Boise State

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 … (Read More) Thank You for all That You do for Boise State

Giving is Living

As the holiday season approaches, we all hear a great amount about the needs that exist in our community. Struggling families need help putting food on their tables. Many need help providing holiday joy and care for their children or … (Read More) Giving is Living

The Changing Face of Philanthropy

The face of philanthropy is changing — and that is creating opportunities for both institutions and donors that will help all of us reach our goals to leave our communities, our nation and our world stronger and more vibrant than ever … (Read More) The Changing Face of Philanthropy

Learning Goes Far Beyond One’s Major

What is a college education worth? It’s an often-asked question that implies a simple, quantitative – even monetary – answer. And while it’s easy to respond to this question in that way, especially given the unquestioned rising cost of going … (Read More) Learning Goes Far Beyond One’s Major

Traditions of Change at Homecoming

Next week is Homecoming Week at Boise State – one of our favorite times of year. Broncos from all eras will descend on campus to celebrate their alma mater. Alumni and friends will have a great opportunity to get to know … (Read More) Traditions of Change at Homecoming

Generosity Makes An Extraordinary Difference

We all know generous people – those who inspire us by always finding ways to help others. This time of year, especially, examples of generosity are practically everywhere you look. It’s part of the reason the holidays are such a … (Read More) Generosity Makes An Extraordinary Difference

You Make It All Possible

Without you – the dedicated and passionate alumni, friends and donors of Boise State – this university’s remarkable strides on behalf of its students would not be possible. Your investment of time, treasure and emotion. Your desire to drive Boise … (Read More) You Make It All Possible

Student Callers Make Connections

There’s a great group of Boise State students doing wonderful things for this university – and they want to talk to you. About three-dozen enthusiastic students are part of a team that reaches out to the university’s alumni and friends … (Read More) Student Callers Make Connections

New Arts Building Plans Reinforce Campus, Community Ties

Boise State’s role in the cultural and intellectual life of the local community is closely linked to the extraordinary partnerships we enjoy with the people and institutions that make Boise the gleaming city it is today. Those important ties will … (Read More) New Arts Building Plans Reinforce Campus, Community Ties

Pooling Gifts and Employer Matches Leverage Donor Impact

A group of five very smart Boise State alumni donors recently came together to great benefit for our students. Graduates of our highly-esteemed geosciences program, these alumni pooled their gifts to the university, leveraged their employer’s matching gift program and … (Read More) Pooling Gifts and Employer Matches Leverage Donor Impact

Donors, Scholarships Are Essential to Boise State Students

Our donors are more important to Boise State University than ever. Over the past several years, the State’s decreasing support for public universities has forced students to shoulder more and more of the financial burden of their education. At Boise … (Read More) Donors, Scholarships Are Essential to Boise State Students

Sustainable Giving Provides Stable Foundation

Sustainability is a watchword in modern society. It evokes notions of balance – stewarding resources in a way that ensures their availability for generations, if not forever. Ecological sustainability is behind degree programs and research initiatives at Boise State investigating … (Read More) Sustainable Giving Provides Stable Foundation