Supporting Boise State runs deep in the Gribble family. Vicki Gribble (BS, radiology technology, 1979) and Dennis Gribble (BA, economics, 1975, MBA, 1978) are longtime donors.
Like their parents, the Gribble children are also ardent supporters of the university. Two of their three daughters, Heather Carlson (BA, communications, 2005, MA communications, 2011), and Angie Gribble (MPH, 2011) are alumni. Heather Carlson works as director of digital marketing strategy for the Division of University Advancement at Boise State.
“Our parents instilled the value of Boise State in our lives, and we hope to model this to our children and grandchildren,” Vicki Gribble said.
The family are third- and fourth-generation Idahoans, and say Boise State has been a central part of their lives since its fledgling years as a junior college in the Treasure Valley.
“We are committed to the success of Boise State today and into the future,” Dennis Gribble said.
As donors to the university for more than 38 years, the Gribbles are Loyal Broncos — donors who give to the university consecutively for more than five years.
Much of the support from the Gribbles goes towards the Boise State Athletics Department.
“Athletics play an important part in shaping not only the lives of the athletes but also provides a visible face and identity of the university to those outside of Idaho,” Dennis Gribble said. “A vibrant athletic program provides an important pathway to the awareness and funding opportunities for Boise State’s academic efforts.”
Vicki and Dennis Gribble are retired from their careers in the Treasure Valley. Dennis Gribble served as vice president and chief information officer for IDACORP. Vicki Gribble was a radiologic technologist at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Dennis Gribble also taught as adjunct faculty in the Boise State College of Business and Economics.
In addition to being avid Bronco fans, attending basketball and football games as longtime season ticket holders, the Gribbles enjoy spending time with their children and three grandchildren — all self-proclaimed Broncos.