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Bronco Giving Day


Bronco Giving Day is a 36-hour giving campaign that provides simple online access for donors to support several critical initiatives within colleges, athletics, departments and other areas. The fourth annual Bronco Giving Day will be held on March 3–4, 2022.

Boise State suicide and mental health awareness and prevention efforts look to get ahead of the curve but need support.

The Watchword Is ‘Prevention’

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed many of the pressures students face, like stress from classes, personal responsibility and plugging into a new community. As Boise State joined the rest of the nation in recognizing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, the issues of suicide and mental health are top-of-mind, and the university is working hard to address crises more effectively and prevent many situations from severely impacting students’ educational experiences.

Meet Heather Carlson

Alum Made Her Own Bronco Family Legacy

Every month, Boise State alum Heather Carlson, ’05 and ’11,  proudly gives to Boise State causes like Boise State men’s basketball and women’s basketball, but as a parent, making “that big gift” doesn’t always jive with household expenses. That’s why she added the Boise State Honors College scholarship as a beneficiary of her insurance and retirement plans. She said the process took her five minutes.

Learn More and Meet Heather Carlson

The Children's Center Needs Your Help

Since 1979, Boise State University’s Children’s Center has provided dynamic childcare and early childhood learning. Five generations of little Broncos and families have benefited, while College of Education students develop hands-on skills.

The Children’s Center pink building is one of the oldest buildings on campus and both the interior and exterior are in need of some major updates in order to meet the needs of children roaming around, playing and laughing with friends, and learning amongst their groups — especially with indoor and outdoor activities needed throughout all four seasons.

Meet Rhian Sage

Alum Shares Experience as Occupational Therapy Student during a pandemic

Alum Rhian Sage is currently a third-year student in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy at Northern Arizona University. She recently shared her experiences as a graduate student during the pandemic.

Meet Rhian Sage
Bronco Athletic Association

Lyle Smith Society Surpasses $8 million

The Lyle Smith Society, a philanthropic giving option launched by the Bronco Athletic Association this past December, has surpassed $8 million in fundraising. In the first eight months of the Lyle Smith Society, 68 members have combined for $8.2 million in donations over the next five years.

Learn more about the Lyle Smith Society

A chocolatey invention gone viral leads to success

An idea and $15 dollars are all it took for Eric Torres-Garcia to change his life. In December 2019, Torres-Garcia went to the grocery store and bought the ingredients to make a fun alternative to traditional hot chocolate mix, and the “Cocoa Bomb” was born. He filmed the unveiling of his creation – a chocolate blob filled with marshmallows that explodes into hot cocoa as soon as hot milk is poured on top – and posted the video on TikTok where it became an instant hit (it has since been viewed 2.5 million times).

Meet Eric Torres-Garcia

Professional and Continuing Education

Professional and Continuing Education at Boise State University offers programs designed for professionals who want to reach their fullest potential as leaders, innovators and changemakers. We empower YOU to make your community a better place to live, work and do business.

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To Grow and Strengthen, Bronco Gap Year Program Needs Support

Meet Bronco Gap Year Students

“The Gap Year made me feel more confident in myself about whether human resources was a field I wanted to go into. It wasn’t like a regular school. There was no professor. You’d talk with an advisor, you’d go at your own pace, and you get credit for it. That’s what I absolutely loved about it. I definitely felt like the Gap Year was a good way to see what I could do and go from there.” — Cody McGee, Bronco Gap Year Student

Learn More and Make a Gift to the Bronco Gap Year Program
Download Your Free Estate Planning Guide

Our Gift to You

Your friendship and generosity mean so much to us — now more than ever. As a thank you for your support, we’d like to ensure you have the tools you need to put your own plan in place. Please accept this complimentary estate planning guide as our gift to you.

Including Boise State University in your estate plans creates a legacy in your honor, while ensuring positive campus memories and pride continue to be a part of the student’s experience and are celebrated for generations to come.

Get Your Free Estate Planning Guide
Employer Gift Matching

Double Your Impact

Many employers “match” their employees’ charitable contributions, providing an easy and effective way of leveraging your gift to Boise State. Some companies provide the guidelines and forms to fill out online, or you can check with your Human Resources office. Some companies match the contributions of retirees and employees’ spouses.

See Matching Employers

Be a Bronco Mentor

Help a Boise State student or recent graduate and give back to someone who was like you and benefited from the expertise of mentors. By joining BroncoLink, Boise State’s online mentoring platform, you can be matched with a student or recent graduate as a mentor to help shape their journey toward personal and career success. Join today and be part of the Broncos helping Broncos movement.

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Supporting Rural Communities

Community Impact Program

The Community Impact Program is designed with community stakeholders; the outcomes will be owned by the community. It incorporates deep connections between community, faculty and students with off-campus and accessible online experiences.

Learn More about the Community Impact Program

Be Social

Use the #boisestate and #boisestatealumni hashtags to showcase your Bronco Pride, community involvement/service, stay-at-home adventures, and other ways that you are keeping connected to each other and to Bronco Nation as a whole.

Stay Connected to Each Other Online

Upcoming Events

Get Known, Get Connected, Get Ahead: Personal Connections for Professional Results

Past Alumni Leaders Chapter Mixer

Clinical Supervision Training & Fundraiser

Bronco Bash at Utah State

Football Watch Party

Boise State News

University Advancement adds staff focused on athletics
Distinguished alumni to be honored at annual gala
A chocolatey invention gone viral leads Boise State graduate to entrepreneurial success
Fiscal Year 2021 philanthropic support tops $41.8 million