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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.

“Bronco Nation is stepping up in helping to position our student-athletes for success, not just in competition, but in the classroom and in life beyond athletics,” Dickey said. “I am thankful for the philanthropy of the Lyle Smith Society members, and I am proud of the impact our supporters are choosing to make on the student-athlete experience.”

What is the Lyle Smith Society?

The Lyle Smith Society is a philanthropic giving option launched by the Bronco Athletic Association this past December. Membership begins with a minimum pledge of $25,000 over a five-year period or donating an annual cash gift of $25,000 or more.

The Lyle Smith Society is named after the iconic, longtime Boise State football coach and administrator.

A leadership giving society to support Boise State Athletics, the purpose of the Lyle Smith Society is to increase philanthropic revenues, providing consistent funding for scholarships, operational needs and capital projects. Members of the Lyle Smith Society enjoy unique stewardship opportunities and benefits based on giving level, while maintaining the flexibility to designate each gift to the fund of their choice.

For those that are interested in learning more or in making a commitment to the Lyle Smith Society contact the Bronco Athletic Association at (208) 426-3556 or

A Message of Thanks

“When we as student-athletes see a donation like that it lets us know that the people around us really believe in us. It pushes us harder to go and reach those dreams we have personally as players and as student-athletes to be able to come back and make positive impacts on our community and our environment around us.” — Boise State football student-athlete Kekaula Kaniho

A Message of Thanks

“It’s really cool to know people are giving so much of their time, of their money and of their life to us.”They find it within themselves to give and I think that’s so cool. Hopefully one day I’m in that position to give back as well.” — Boise State gymnastics student-athlete Maddi Nilson.

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When you commit to the Bronco Athletic Association (BAA) you are committing to providing invaluable resources to nearly 400 Boise State student-athletes to be successful in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. A contribution of any size makes a difference. BAA membership benefits start at $100 annually and your support goes directly towards providing tuition, books, nutrition, medical care, academic support and so much more for our student-athletes.