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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

A True Blue Promise to Idaho Students

Idaho’s college bound high-performers may have another good reason to stay in their home state and become Boise State University Broncos. This week Boise State announced a new financial aid package — the biggest in Boise State’s history: the True … (Read More) A True Blue Promise to Idaho Students

Passion for Music Becomes Philanthropic Legacy

    Philanthropy is a strong legacy. We are reminded of that, sadly, when we lose a dear friend like Keith Stein whose support of Boise State, with his wife Catherine, has had measureless impact on Boise State and our … (Read More) Passion for Music Becomes Philanthropic Legacy

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

Philanthropy Grows Basque Studies at Boise State – An International Program

Ongi Etorri! “Welcome” in the language of the Basque, Euskara. Every five years not far from Boise State campus the streets and venues are filled with traditional Basque music, dance, food and sport for Jaialdi, one of the largest Basque … (Read More) Philanthropy Grows Basque Studies at Boise State – An International Program

13 Ways of Looking at Endowments

Do you have a clear vision of the impact of all of your charitable giving? If not, you are not alone. Organizations that depend upon donor support often struggle to tell this part of the story, especially in a way … (Read More) 13 Ways of Looking at Endowments

Practicing “The Art of Fulfillment”

I’ll begin this note with a bit of good news. Thanks to the support of alumni and friends, and the hard work of the Alumni Association and volunteers, we set a new record for funds raised at our Alumni Auction … (Read More) Practicing “The Art of Fulfillment”

Local Donor Impact Has Global Reach

It’s not every day that a gift to the university comes in the form of organisms thought to be among the oldest living things on earth. However, it did happen recently here at Boise State. It reminded us that gifts … (Read More) Local Donor Impact Has Global Reach

Boise State Grads Ring a Bell for Commitment

It’s time for spring commencement and as the tassels turn, grads must choose if—and how—they stay in relationship with the university. Why is it so important for grads to stay connected to Boise State? Professional and personal growth is bolstered … (Read More) Boise State Grads Ring a Bell for Commitment

Growing Together For Boise State

From Easter egg hunts on the Blue to exclusive art gallery openings, we’re always hatching and shaping new ways to show our donors how much Boise State University appreciates them. The annual Easter egg hunt is about being on the … (Read More) Growing Together For Boise State

Our Commitment to Financial Stewardship

This time of year, we notice news headlines calling out for budget cutting exercises and reduced spending. Of course, as a state institution of higher education there are implications for us—the budget informs our program and operations plans for the … (Read More) Our Commitment to Financial Stewardship

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

Our Tradition of Innovation Continues

What a happy New Year we are having at Boise State University! Like so many of you, I rang in 2015 among friends and family down in the Phoenix area for Boise State’s third Fiesta Bowl victory in less than … (Read More) Our Tradition of Innovation Continues

Boise State Graduates are Broncos for Life

This week, Boise State University celebrates the graduation of some 1,700 Broncos at our annual winter Commencement. That sets another record for us, and it looks like these bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree recipients, along with our graduates this past … (Read More) Boise State Graduates are Broncos for Life

Partnerships Provide Unprecedented Student Opportunities

If you have been through downtown Boise lately you may have seen the major construction project that has overtaken half of The Grove and started to dig a new hole around the U.S. Bank building in the heart of the … (Read More) Partnerships Provide Unprecedented Student Opportunities