Boise State kicked off its annual Faculty and Staff Campaign in support of student scholarships this week, renewing an effort that raised more than $130,000 for the university, its students and its programs last year.
Student needs are a priority for the university’s fundraising efforts as enrollment and student costs continue to rise, meaning more students than ever rely on financial assistance. In fact, financial concerns are the top reason students leave Boise State before graduating. That’s why faculty and staff are being asked to direct this year’s gift to Boise State’s General Scholarship Fund or earmark it for a scholarship in the college of their choice.
The Faculty and Staff Campaign is part of Boise State’s ongoing annual giving program that invites alumni, friends, faculty and staff to make an annual gift in support of the university. Annual giving is growing tremendously, especially among alumni. In the past year, the annual fund grew by nearly 100 percent and is expected to double again this year.
The success of the Faculty and Staff Campaign also gives other donors an understanding of how committed Boise State faculty and staff are to the success of the university and its students.