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Barnwell Society

Graphic Depiction of Administration Building, Trees and St. Margaret's Hall

About the Barnwell Society

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

    • Invitation to annual Barnwell Society luncheon
    • Special recognition on the virtual donor wall at the Alumni and Friends Center
    • Invitations to exclusive donor experiences and other activities

  • Include Boise State University in your deferred charitable estate plans and provide written confirmation of your plans. Learn more about charitable estate planning.

  • Members enjoy a number of benefits, including invitations to members-only experiences and special Boise State communications.

    Barnwell Society Luncheonx
    Easter Egg Hunt on The Bluex
    Spring Celebration with President Kustrax
    Annual Morrison Center Eventx
    Scholarship Dinnerx
    Top Ten Scholars Award Receptionx
    Exclusive President's Club Eventsx
    Birthday Messagex
    Holiday Card/Emailx
    Advancing Boise State (e-communication)x
    Dear Friends Email Updates from President Kustrax
    Barnwell Society Newsletterx
    Printed State of the Universityx

    2017 Solar Eclipse – The Path through Idaho

    Thursday, August 31

    noon–1:30 p.m.
    Alumni and Friends Center Ballroom

    Members of the Barnwell Society are invited to join Dr. Brian Jackson, assistant professor with the Boise State University Physics Department for a lunch presentation regarding his expertise of the August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse.

    On the morning of August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across most of the continental United States. This is the first eclipse since 1979 visible from Idaho and the last for the next 150 years. For two hours, the Moon’s disk will cross the disk of the Sun, completely blotting it out for a total eclipse for about two minutes during the height of the event.

    If you are a member of one of the Barnwell Society, please join us by emailing