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Chaffee Guild

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

About the Chaffee Guild

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.

    • A crystal Chaffee Guild clock and gold “B” pin
    • Invitation to annual Chaffee Guild Induction dinner
    • Special recognition on the virtual donor wall at the Alumni and Friends Center
    • Greater communication from Boise State and access to its leaders
    • Invitations to exclusive donor experiences and Boise State activities

  • Recognition levels are based upon giving per calendar year.

    • Member: cumulative charitable giving of $100,000–$999,999
    • Pinnacle Member: cumulative charitable giving of $1,000,000 and above

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

    BenefitMemberPinnacle Member
    Chaffee Guild Inductionxx
    Easter Egg Hunt on The Bluexx
    Spring Celebration with President Kustraxx
    Annual Morrison Center Eventxx
    Scholarship Dinnerxx
    Top Ten Scholars Award Receptionxx
    Exclusive President's Club Eventsxx
    Birthday Messagexx
    Holiday Card/Emailxx
    Advancing Boise State (e-communication)xx
    Dear Friends Email Updates from President Kustraxx
    Printed State of the Universityxx

    Thursday, April 27

    5:30–6:30 p.m. (remarks at 6:15 p.m.)
    Alumni and Friends Center

    Mix and mingle with fellow friends of Boise State. President Bob Kustra will provide an update on our metropolitan research university of distinction and will be joined by Steve Swanson, distinguished educator in residence and former NASA astronaut.

    If you are a member of one of our donor recognition societies, please join us by calling (208) 426-2222 or emailing