The Gurley Story

Strengthening opportunities for learning and discovery

While every gift helps The College of Idaho maintain its legacy of excellence, few supporters have been more dedicated than Geraldine Gurley '69. A Twin Falls native, she has donated to The College every year since her graduation.

At the urging of Dean of Students Gene Odle, upon graduation Gurley went on to earn a master's degree from the American Graduate School of International Management and Foreign Trade. Today, she enjoys a successful career as an international banker at BBVA Compass, one of the largest banks in the United States.

"Charity begins at home," says Gurley of her 42 consecutive years of giving, "and home is The College of Idaho. I believe in the school very strongly."  Gurley also donates annually to her graduate school, noting, "I believe in the quality of the education I received, and I know my degrees have been instrumental in my career."

Annual giving to The College of Idaho provides current and immediately expendable support to The College's regular operations and to a variety of campus programs that ensure students enjoy an outstanding living and learning environment. Unrestricted giving, whether through the Boone Fund or a deferred gift, allows The College to provide our students unparalleled opportunities for learning and discovery.

Watch the video below about the Boone Fund to find out how gifts make a difference in the lives of C of I students.