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Donor Recognition Societies

Throughout our rich history, gifts from generous alumni and friends have been an essential part of Boise State University’s journey to becoming a metropolitan research university of distinction. Through annual leadership gifts, sustained leadership contributions and legacies left with estate gifts, your support is vital to our success. Boise State’s recognition societies honor and thank those who provide this generous support.

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The President’s Club is the university’s leadership annual giving society that recognizes donors whose charitable contributions to all funds, projects and philanthropic initiatives total $1,000 and above. Members are recognized with donor courtesies including exclusive experiences, special recognition and communications.

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The Chaffee Guild recognizes donors for their sustained financial leadership with cumulative contributions totaling $100,000 or more. The Chaffee Guild is named in honor of President Eugene B. Chaffee and his wife, Mrs. Lois Chaffee, the university’s first philanthropists. Dr. Chaffee was the guiding force behind the expansion of Boise Junior College and its evolution into Boise State University.

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The Barnwell Society recognizes individuals who have chosen to benefit Boise State University through their deferred charitable gift plans. The society is named for Bishop Middleton S. Barnwell, Boise State’s first president.