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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Roy Bowman '61 Establishes a Charitable Gift Annuity to benefit the True Blue Scholarship
    Roy Bowman '61 Establishes a Charitable Gift Annuity to benefit the True Blue Scholarship
    Idaho native Roy Bowman has established a charitable gift annuity as a way to give back to an institution that he says provided so much to him.
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  • From Football Fan, to Supporter, Kolson Gift Will Benefit Generations
    From Football Fan, to Supporter, Kolson Gift Will Benefit Generations
    As a single father, Larry Kolson moved from southern California to Boise to work and raise his daughter, Katie. It was while attending a Boise State football game that Larry became a fan of not only the team, but of the Bronco family.
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  • Younger Generation Create Legacy Gifts at Boise State
    Over the past couple of years, we've begun noticing an inspiring trend in our Office of Gift and Estate Planning. A few of our staff members – from Gens X and Y – started establishing legacy gifts for the benefit of Boise State University.
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  • The Impact of Teaching Inspires Scholarship Support
    The Impact of Teaching Inspires Scholarship Support
    With a tenure of 32-years teaching in the Music Department at Boise State University, it's no surprise that Del Parkinson wants to give back to his community.
  • Beedes Support Student-Athlete Scholars
    Beedes Support Student-Athlete Scholars
    Dr. Bob and Suzy Beede, both Colorado State University alumni, now devoted Boise State fans have been working with Boise State University to set up an estate plan dedicated to student-athletes.
  • Alumni Couple Give Back to University That Changed Their Lives
    Alumni Couple Give Back to University That Changed Their Lives
    A lifetime filled with education, adventure, and service to others, this Boise State University alumni couple has shared their knowledge with children globally.
  • The Power of Gift Planning: Thank You Beverly Miller!
    The Power of Gift Planning: Thank You Beverly Miller!
    Beverly Ann Miller was a long-time employee of Boise State University, working as a librarian at the university for almost 40 years, and at the time of her retirement in 2007, she was the head research librarian.
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  • Nearly Fifty Years of Support Is Just the Beginning
    Nearly Fifty Years of Support Is Just the Beginning
    Boise State Emeriti, Gene and Jackie Fuller, are very proud of their roles in Boise State's amazing growth into a metropolitan research university of distinction.
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  • An Inspiration to Give
    An Inspiration to Give
    Mark Roby already was a successful financial planner when he earned his bachelor's degree in applied science in 1992.
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  • A Lifetime of Generosity and Beyond
    A Lifetime of Generosity and Beyond
    Just two years after he graduated, alumnus Chuck Hallett, (B.B.A., accountancy, 1977) made his first philanthropic contribution to Boise State.
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  • Student Offers a Special Thank You to Deceased Donors
    Student Offers a Special Thank You to Deceased Donors
    The Dean and Thelma Brown Memorial Scholarship was created in 1995.
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  • Picture the Ultimate Donor
    Picture the Ultimate Donor
    Close your eyes and imagine if you can the ideal couple: handsome; tanned; always smiling; enjoying life.
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