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An Ounce of Prevention…

When it comes to our health and wellbeing, Boise State University is moving toward addressing problems before they become acute. We want to prevent rather than simply react to issues, and you can see this principle at work as we consider the factors that impact our mental health.

We’ve all had to manage the additional stressors that came with the Covid-19 pandemic. But many students may feel overwhelmed at times and search for ways to cope. Boise State Counseling Services, GradWell for graduate students, BroncoFit and BroncoBOLD are just a few programs on campus working to address these stressors and prevent crises.

Last week the university, along with the nation, recognized National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week with a slate of activities creating mental health awareness while reducing the stigma surrounding this difficult topic.

As we implement our Strategic Plan: Blueprint for Success  — and improve educational access and student success — we also need to promote the best possible health and wellbeing of our students. That’s why your support of Boise State programs is so important. Gifts to resources like the Student Health Services Uncompensated Care Fund that improve student access to mental health services go a long way toward making Boise State a thriving community.

Through programs like these, students have so much to gain and opportunities to learn how to address mental health as a proactive plan for overall life skills that will benefit them for years to come. Read more about what Boise State is doing to educate students, and the campus community, to recognize and address mental health issues.

Thank you for all that you do for our university.

Matthew Ewing, Advancement, faculty/staff, Studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

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Matthew N. Ewing
Vice President for University Advancement

Support Mental Health Initiatives at Boise State

Students and faculty are working together to address some of the most challenging questions facing society today.

Your gift supports research projects, student scholarships, campus facilities, academic programs, faculty and more at Boise State to seek today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.

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.

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.

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

Broncos Thank Donors

“My dream is to be a teacher and a successful artist in the theatre community. Both of those things take hard work and, at times, financial investment. With scholarship support, I’ve been able to focus more on my degree and course work, and less about the stress of paying for tuition.”

— Ryan Singh, True Blue Scholarship recipient

Make a Gift to Support Students Like Ryan

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.

Making Student-Athlete Mental Health a Priority


BroncoBOLD is a student-athlete mental health initiative that spreads a message of hope, help, and resiliency to the entire campus and greater community. BroncoBOLD will champion the importance of mental health and wellness in all areas of life through the platform of sport. Together, we will build a culture of resiliency and strength. Together, we will foster a mentally healthy community. Together, we are BroncoBOLD.

Advancing Cybersecurity education

Boise State University’s Institute of Pervasive Cybersecurity, Energy Policy Institute, and TechHelp Idaho are collaborating to enable the first university in Idaho to join the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

The goal of this national network of members is to drive impact across the nation by solving the biggest challenges facing cybersecurity in the U.S manufacturing industry.

Learn How Boise State is Advancing Cybersecurity Education
Ways to Give

Broncos Give

Through our nearly 100 years as an institution serving as a catalyst for success, we know that Broncos will continue to join together in extraordinary ways to fulfill our educational missions. The generosity of our alumni and friends has, and continues to help those in need at Boise State. Please make an impactful gift and continue the Boise State tradition of giving in support of other members of the Bronco Family.

Where Can I Make an Impact?

U.S. News & World Report

Top 50 Innovation Ranking

This past spring, college presidents, provosts and admissions deans at our nation’s most important and impactful universities nominated institutions for making bold innovations across the organization. These leaders chose Boise State from literally hundreds of institutions as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. This is a tremendous achievement that belongs to our faculty, staff and students. This important recognition highlights our institution’s character and successes — the Blue Turf Thinking that has grown our national reputation over decades

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Please join us for an inspirational evening of celebrating creating legacies and extraordinary alumni changing the world in their chosen fields and/or personal endeavors. These individuals exemplify the loyalty, passion and innovation found in all dedicated Broncos. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala will be held on Friday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Double R Ranch Ballroom at Stueckle Sky Center.

Learn More and Meet the Honorees
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Leave Your Legacy

Generosity comes in many forms, and gift planning is often the best way to support important causes that matter the most to you in your life. And, it can be done at any age. Just started a family and getting your beneficiaries in order? Consider adding Boise State as a beneficiary. Looking to maximize your charitable contributions? Consider a gift of stock or IRA rollover. When you support Boise State University through a planned gift, you help us make a difference while leaving a lasting legacy.

Learn More and Get Your Free Estate Planning Guide

Get Involved

Remember that feeling you had when you were at Boise State — the feeling of being part of something you could be proud of? That feeling continues today.

Upcoming Events

Past Alumni Leaders Chapter Mixer

Bronco Bash at Utah State

Football Watch Party

How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

Virtual Student Leader Reunion

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