Boone Fund

Annual Giving through the Boone Fund

The Boone Fund is the unrestricted giving program which supports the College's ongoing operating needs. When William Judson Boone founded the College he had the vision of a school that would develop future leaders who used their heads, hearts and hands to develop a better  world. The Boone Fund honors Dr. Boone's dedication to philanthropy and educating future generations of The College of Idaho students.

Why Participation is Important

For over a century, The College of Idaho has fostered excellence. Yet, what happens  at the C of I still depends on your participation. A key goal for the challenge grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is to increase annual donor participation in the Boone Fund each year. Many thanks to those who helped us excel in alumni giving percentage!

The Boone Fund is helping to create a culture of philanthropy throughout The College of Idaho community.

In  Memory of and In Honor of

A special way to recognize friends or family can be done through making  contributions to the Boone Fund in their honor. To find out more, please  contact Heidi Jewell (hjewell@collegeofidaho.edu).

Reunion Gifts

Many graduates choose to commemorate their reunion with a gift in support of today's  students. You can designate a gift to the Boone Fund or select a specific program or activity of personal importance to you. Many make larger than usual Boone Fund gifts to celebrate their reunion or choose to participate in a multi-year unrestricted pledge.

President's Trust

Members of the President's Trust make a significant commitment to the mission of The College of Idaho by giving an annual gift of $1,000 or more. The members of this distinguished group help shape and secure the future of the College. Without this generous commitment, the College would not be able to continue its legacy of helping students.

1891 Society

Named for the year in which The College of Idaho, the state's oldest institution of higher learning was founded, the 1891 Society was created to help foster a culture of philanthropic leadership at the College.

The 1891 Society encourages active participation in campus life, establishing lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends, and by securing significant financial support, each year, help the College realize current and emerging academic priorities.

1891 Society members make annual gifts of $1891 or more which impact every student and help in addressing the College's greatest needs. Members receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • An invitation to the annual 1891 Society reception at the President's Home;
  • Special communications from the President throughout the year;
  • Invitations to campus and regional lectures, concerts and other events;
  • Special occasions for involvement with the President and other campus leaders;
  • Personalized certificate recognizing 1891 Society membership.