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

Your investments support research projects, student scholarships, campus facilities, academic programs, faculty and more at Boise State. It is because of you that we’re able to make such an impact on the lives of many students, our community and beyond.

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Frank Church Institute

New Model United Nations Program Receives $500,000 Gift

Idaho businessman C. Fredrick Cornforth, a member of the Frank Church Institute’s board of directors, has pledged $500,000 to help fund the Model UN diplomacy-based competition. The money will be used for program delivery and to subsidize high school students’ attendance at an annual competition to be held on the Boise State campus.

Learn More About the Model UN Gift
Meet Ryan Singh

Scholarship Support Provides Means to Educate Future Generations

“Scholarship support has made my education possible. 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.” — Scholarship Recipient Ryan Singh

Meet Ryan Singh
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
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.

https://www.boisestate.edu/giving/why/donors/nancy-ives/
Meet Lizette Mendoza Hernandez

Scholarship Support Helps Student Overcome Obstacles

While attending Utah State University on a scholarship, Lizette Mendoza Hernandez received some life-changing news. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had detained her mother. The first-generation college student would have to return home to Notus to care for her two younger sisters.

These additional responsibilities didn’t stop the 19-year-old biology major from pursuing her goal of earning a college degree. She enrolled in a local community college and worked full-time while caring for a 17-year-old high school senior and a 6-year-old kindergartener with Down Syndrome.

Meet Lizete Mendoza Hernandez
Tax Spotlight

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.

Thank You Duane and Lori Stueckle

Honors Education Boosted with Endowment

You can hardly point to a program or college on campus that hasn’t been profoundly impacted by the generous support of Duane and Lori Stueckle. Recently, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Boise State Honors College, they gave a gift to its 1,000-plus students: access to a new endowed scholarship.

Meet Duane and Lori
Meet Mike Merz

Merz Endowment Supports Accountancy Students

Mike Merz and his wife, Sally, are Loyal Broncos — donors who give consistently and consecutively to the university. For the past 45 years, they’ve shown generous philanthropic support toward the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Boise State Public Radio, College of Business and Economics Building Fund, Accountancy Excellence Fund, and several gifts to the Warren McCain Library Endowment, to name a few.

Learn More and Meet Mike Merz

Hansberger Chair to Provide Business Ethics Excellence

The family of the late Idaho business icon Robert V. Hansberger has honored him by creating the Robert V. Hansberger Endowed Chair within the Boise State University College of Business and Economics.

The $1.75 million gift establishes a permanently endowed fund for a business ethics chair position within the college — the first of its kind.

Learn More about the Hansberger Chair