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Legacies of Leadership

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” —Vince Lombardi The path to leadership and success … (Read More) Legacies of Leadership

Extraordinary Impact Creates Extraordinary Opportunities

As we enter the final days of the Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities scholarship campaign, we’re seeing every day how your gifts toward student scholarships are making a significant impact in the lives of so many here at Boise State. We’ll … (Read More) Extraordinary Impact Creates Extraordinary Opportunities

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Through Student Engagement

Outside of the classrooms, labs and study halls at Boise State, students are engaged in athletics, clubs, internships, service-learning and other programs that broaden their ability to adapt quickly to the collaborative and changing environment of their chosen professions.   In fact, … (Read More) Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Through Student Engagement

Like Family, We Celebrate the Lives and Impact of Broncos

Our engagement with alumni, donors and friends often grows into special relationships with common bonds.  The important partners have a profound impact on Boise State in many ways. We cherish these relationships, and consider them members of our extended family. … (Read More) Like Family, We Celebrate the Lives and Impact of Broncos

Grant Funding Exemplifies Community Engagement

Some of you know University Advancement as the university’s fundraising team.  Others of you know us from alumni programs, and still others of you know us as donor services and appreciation.  All of those roles center around engaging you — our … (Read More) Grant Funding Exemplifies Community Engagement

2016: A Year of Growth for On-Campus Engagement

For many of us, this time of year provides an opportunity to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and lessons learned.  Here at Boise State, we reached several objectives to meet the needs of our students, expand opportunities for faculty … (Read More) 2016: A Year of Growth for On-Campus Engagement

Growth and Distinction Through Collaborative Partnerships

Boise State University continues to establish itself as a metropolitan research university of distinction, providing graduate and undergraduate students access to some of the world’s top-flight faculty leaders in their respective fields. Doctoral graduates have more than doubled in the … (Read More) Growth and Distinction Through Collaborative Partnerships

Grateful Reflections of Our Collective Impact

For many Boise State alumni and friends, the fall season provides us an opportunity to review the year’s accomplishments and take stock in our success and lessons learned as we enter the holiday season. Together, we’ve had tremendous success in … (Read More) Grateful Reflections of Our Collective Impact

Making Memories – 2017 Trips are Planned and Taking Reservations

No matter where in the world our alumni members go, our greatest journey is always the one we take together. I recently returned from an amazing and memorable alumni campus abroad trip to Spain with AHI, our Alumni Travel Program … (Read More) Making Memories – 2017 Trips are Planned and Taking Reservations

It’s Cancer Awareness Month. How Boise State is Helping The Cause

It’s a fitting time to celebrate the great work of someone who is making great strides in cancer research—Dr. Julia Oxford, a Boise State University professor of biology and director of the Biomolecular Research Center. October is Cancer Awareness month … (Read More) It’s Cancer Awareness Month. How Boise State is Helping The Cause

Freshman Class Brings Excellence Home to Boise State

Homecoming is an exciting time for everyone—from new students just beginning their journey—to the most passionate, long-standing alumni. It’s a time to celebrate our accomplishments, welcome alumni back to campus and share traditions with our current students. And, with a record … (Read More) Freshman Class Brings Excellence Home to Boise State

Philanthropy’s Impact on High Tech and Business

Boise State students arriving (or returning) this fall will notice some changes to campus. One that we are particularly excited about, is the new location for our computer science department in the Clearwater Building on The Grove in downtown Boise. … (Read More) Philanthropy’s Impact on High Tech and Business

A Frequency of Generosity Connects Public Radio Supporters to The University

If you’re an Idaho resident and a long-time fan of NPR programming, you may recall that Boise — even as a growing city and the only major market in Idaho — didn’t have a clear signal until 1988. Today, Boise … (Read More) A Frequency of Generosity Connects Public Radio Supporters to The University

Fine Arts at Boise State Matters to More Than Boise State

“Nothing replaces the authenticity of the object presented with passionate scholarship. Bringing people face-to-face with our objects is a way of bringing them face-to-face with people across time, across space, whose lives may have been different from our own but … (Read More) Fine Arts at Boise State Matters to More Than 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

“Our Voice“ Video Segment Speaks Volumes in Six Minutes

I welcome any opportunity to talk about the great things happening at Boise State. So when I got the call from the host of “Our Voice”— a show that hosts musicians, chefs, writers, scholars and people who are making a … (Read More) “Our Voice“ Video Segment Speaks Volumes in Six Minutes

Tracing Lifelong Learning Enabled by Philanthropy to a Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

What started out as an idea and a $700 start-up grant is now the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Boise State, a cherished program that recently received its second $1 million endowment from the Osher Foundation in the form … (Read More) Tracing Lifelong Learning Enabled by Philanthropy to a Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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

Inspired Philanthropy: Creating a Giving Plan

You have $1 million to give. What would you do? Many people shy away from planned giving thinking, “I’m not old enough,” or “I don’t have an estate,” or “There’s plenty of time for that.” If you have a house, … (Read More) Inspired Philanthropy: Creating a Giving Plan