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Because of you, our students can continue to seek today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. Their trajectory is unrivaled, their outlook unlimited. Your support truly makes a difference!

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 last week 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
Meet Nat Perry and Other Bronco Gap Year Students

Support Bronco Gap Year Students

Nat Parry had a plan. She’d just graduated from Mountainview High School in Meridian, Idaho; and as a participant in the Sophomore Start program, she already had college credit from Boise State University and had taken classes on campus. The next step was joining Boise State’s Honors College. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

Learn More About Bronco Gap Year
Feature Story

Advancing Cybersecurity Education

Colonial Pipeline, Target, Adobe, Alteryx, Equifax: These are household names, not just because these companies provide important goods and services, but also because they were the victims of major cyberattacks that compromised sensitive customer information and even critical infrastructure. Boardrooms, CEOs and governments have taken notice.

Boise State University is facing the threat and helping fill new cybersecurity jobs with a slate of new programs designed for all with the help of off-campus partners and donors.

Meet Loyal Broncos Mick and Cathy Whitlock

Michael (Mick) and Cathy Whitlock believe that investing in students’ education today provides a workforce that benefits the greater society tomorrow. This is why these Loyal Broncos – donors who give consecutively for five years or more – invest in Boise State University and its students. The Whitlocks have financially supported Boise State’s mission annually for more than 20 years.

Meet the Whitlocks

Bronco Family Scholarship

For Allie (’11 and ’20) and Geo (’09), it has been something special to be part of the Bronco family. As proud and engaged alumni, they wanted to help passionate students become Broncos for life!

That is why they started the Bronco Family scholarship to help students who are passionate about attending Boise State who may not qualify for other types of scholarships or aid. Scholarships or aid often determine where a student chooses to attend college and they wanted to be able to help a student decide on Boise State.

Learn More About the Bronco Family Scholarship

Planning During Times of Uncertainty

Boise State University continues to move forward with our important work. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress has enacted several tax law changes. We have created this page as a resource to help you with your tax planning and to offer some ideas for you to consider if you are thinking about making a gift in support of our students during this time of great need.

Where to Give

Your philanthropic support of students, faculty and academic programming is essential to Boise State’s advancement as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Donors make the difference.

Idaho Education Tax Credit

Donations to Boise State University qualify for a 50% tax credit — a reduction in the actual tax you owe. If you itemize your taxes, a donation to Boise State allows income tax deductions on both your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit.

Boise State University College of Business & Economics’ Kathy Hurley explains why you should take advantage of this tax credit.

Meet Kathy Bower

Why One Alumna is Helping Nursing Students

Ensuring that future nurses have scholarships to help them pursue their degrees, Boise State University two-time graduate Kathy Bower, ’75, ’90, has created an estate plan where a portion benefits the fund of her choice – the Friends of Nursing Scholarship.

Learn More and Meet Kathy Bower
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
Our Gift to You

Download Your Free Estate Planning Guide

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.

Get Your Free Estate Planning Guide

Student Scholarships — Your Impact at Work

Our student’s success is the most critical measure of Boise State’s success as a university. Through your support of scholarships and programs, talented and committed students can access affordable education. Scholarships allow students to explore future opportunities to their fullest potential, unhindered by financial uncertainty.

Your commitment to Boise State students helps to ensure that great potential is not left unrealized. Thank you for all that you do for Boise State University students!

Be Social

Use the #boisestate, #broncosgive and #broncosthankdonors hashtags to showcase your Boise State pride and support.

Upcoming Events

It doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting us from the Treasure Valley or from across the globe — you’re always welcome at Boise State!

Mile High Alumni Chapter Mixer

Bronco Bash at Colorado State

Football Watch Party

How to Love Speaking in Public, Even if you Hate it Now

First Friday Astronomy Lecture

Recent News

Alumni Association to host drive-in movie night Oct. 21
2021 Homecoming plus Parent and Family Weekend
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