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Boise State GraduatesSept. 12 is the Second-Annual Bronco Giving Day In Support of Students

Alumni, donors, faculty and staff and friends will join Boise State University on Thursday, Sept. 12 for the second-annual Bronco Giving Day.

Bronco Giving Day is a 36-hour online giving campaign where donors are able to give to several key campus priorities such as support for the food pantry for students, meals for the Blue Thunder Marching Band when it travels to support athletic teams or the True Blue Scholarship for Idaho residents. There are more than 30 choices and each gift, regardless of size, makes an impact on the lives of Boise State students.

Throughout the day, live leaderboards on the giving day webpage will show the progress of each initiative. You can watch in real-time the impact of your giving toward the final results of the day.

Your gift on Bronco Giving Day will have a more significant impact thanks to generous Bronco supporters who have provided dollar-for-dollar matches and multiple challenges. These matches and challenges will inspire and add to the momentum of the day.  For example, one donor provided a $1,000 gift and will match all contributions to the College of Health Sciences up to this amount. The Boise State Alumni Association has pledged to give $10,000 if 100 donors give to the Intercollegiate Knights Endowed Scholarship.  Keep track of the progress of the giving day online as each gift is added to running totals in near real-time.

If you are planning to make a gift between now and the end of the year — make it on Bronco Giving Day. If you would like to issue a challenge or provide a match of any shape or size, contact Cara Walker, executive director of development at carawalker@boisestate.edu.

You also can participate in  Bronco Giving Day by becoming a social media ambassadors. Ambassadors have access to a personal dashboard with unique social media tools that make it even easier to reach and share the excitement with your network around the country and the world. Register to be an ambassador here, or for more information on becoming an ambassador, contact Andrew Gauss, senior director of advancement communications at andrewgauss@boisestate.edu.

Also, on the Alumni and Friends Facebook page, you will have open access to a file of Bronco Giving Day profile photos and banner images for you to use on your personal social media pages. It’s easy to do and will show others your Bronco pride!

Thank you for your support on this important day where gifts of all sizes truly make a difference.