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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.

Application Deadline July 23

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. Their scholarship, the Bronco Family Scholarship, is currently accepting applications.

Apply for the Bronco Family Scholarship
Boise State Athletics

First $1 Million Gift to Lyle Smith Society

Boise State Athletics received the first $1 million commitment to the Lyle Smith Society. A portion of the money will go toward a new state-of-the-art turf training surface inside the Caven-Williams Sports Complex. The remaining funds will be used to position Bronco student-athletes for success in the classroom, in competition and in life after college.

Learn More about the $1 Million Gift
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.

Film & Television Arts is Among the Fastest-Growing Programs

In mid-2020, Boise State University’s Film and Television Arts program — one of the fastest-growing programs on campus — moved to its new home in Pioneer Hall. That has been a huge boon to the program’s crown jewel, the Narrative Television Initiative (NTVI), which is in the midst of a multi-semester project to produce a three-episode television series.

Learn more about the Narrative Television Initiative
Meet Nancy Ives

Planned Gift Will Create Scholarships in Biological, Health and Physical Sciences

Written into Nancy Ives’ will, her planned gift will establish the Nancy Wilson Ives Biological Sciences, Health Sciences and Physical Sciences scholarships in perpetuity, enabling more students to obtain degrees in those areas of study.

Learn More and Meet Nancy Ives

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!

Boise State Night at the Seattle Mariners

Unapologetically Ambitious: An Interview With One of Silicon Valley’s First Female African American CEOs

Talkin' Broncos River Rafting Adventure

Kennedy, Nixon, & the Debate of the Century

Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships

Recent News

University Foundation names new board members
Boise State constituents honored as 2021 Women of the Year by Idaho Business Review
Alum produces new film on the plight of Yellowstone buffalo
Auction gala brings in $750,000 to support students
Business graduate finds value in waste with new start-up
Alumnus gives back by supporting genetic research