The College of Idaho 2013 Scholarship Gala: spotlight on Athletics
What has been a momentous 12 months at The College of Idaho continued Feb. 22 as friends and supporters of the College helped make the 2013 Scholarship Gala another rousing success. More than 450 guests turned out at the downtown Boise Centre on the Grove for the annual event, which raised $170,000 for student scholarships while celebrating the College’s proud tradition in athletics.
“These are exciting times at The College of Idaho,” said C of I President Marv Henberg. “The success of the Gala is illustrative of the unprecedented momentum we have at the College thanks to the passion of our alumni, the unwavering support of our friends and donors and the continued success of our outstanding students and faculty.”
Since the 2012 Scholarship Gala one year ago, the College has celebrated its seventh Rhodes Scholar, created a new joint program for physician assistants, reinstated the Coyote football program, successfully endowed the Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies, unveiled plans for a new Athletics and Outdoor Education Center and secured a $1 million gift toward Phase II of the Boone Science Hall remodel.
“Things have come to the College that are going to propel us to a level that we haven’t seen,” said C of I development director Jack Cafferty ’97. “We need everybody’s support now more than ever, so it was very exciting and gratifying to see our alumni and friends make the Gala such an overwhelming success.”
The athletics-themed 2013 Gala attracted scores of Coyote fans and former athletes, while current student-athletes mingled with the guests and many auction items had an athletics or outdoors theme. Current C of I track star Hillary Holt – a two-time individual national champion and Olympic hopeful – was the featured student speaker, and the Coyote women’s basketball team clinched its fifth consecutive trip to NAIA Nationals during Holt’s remarks.
With another Scholarship Gala in the books, the College now has collected approximately $156 million toward its Advance The Legacy campaign to raise $175 million by 2016. To learn more about Advance The Legacy, or to make a gift, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/campaign.
And CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of our SIX NIGHTS IN MAUI: Susan Hines!