Naming Gift Opportunities

John Wagers Memorial Garden

Individuals or couples can be memorialized by having their names inscribed in the John Wagers Memorial Garden.  These memorials are established with a gift of $2,000.  Donors must indicate that is the purpose of the gift and provide the names to be inscribed.  Approximately 150 names are currently inscribed in the garden.


Endowment funds are permanently invested. Every year, in perpetuity, income generated from the endowment benefits the College. Each of the endowments listed below provides an opportunity to permanently associate a donor’s name with The College of Idaho.

Endowment Type

Purpose of income from the fund

       Minimum Gift for Naming

Distinguished Chair Provides salary, benefits and other expenses for a distinguished member of the faculty.        $3,000,000


Provides salary and benefits for a member of the faculty.



Helps provide research and teaching support for a faculty member.
A professorship provides recognition as well as some financial assistance for salary and/or research.


Endowed Academic Department

Supports an academic department.


Endowed Athletic Program

Supports an athletic program.


Academic Program Funds

Supports an academic program fostering the study of an important academic issue or field.


Distinguished Student Scholarship

Provides significant financial aid to outstanding, deserving students.


Fine Arts Endowment   

Supports various concerts, lectures and performers.


Technology Support Funds

Supports technology upgrades and maintenance.

Student Scholarship Provides financial aid to outstanding, deserving students.


Lectureships Brings a visiting lecturer to the College to provide a public or community lecture.


Library Materials Purchase Fund Supports the acquisition and maintenance of books and other library materials.


Gift Type


Minimum Gift for Naming

Building Name

A structure on The College of Idaho campus may be named in honor of a donor whose gift significantly underwrites the cost of building construction or the cost of maintaining the building in perpetuity. One-half of the cost of the building, or comparable endowment but not less than $2 million.

Room Naming

A room, office, suite or lobby may be named in honor of a donor.

One-half of construction costs; minimum of $25,000.

Buildings and Facilities

As in endowment funds, naming gifts for buildings and facilities are reserved through the execution of an irrevocable gift instrument (a direct pledge over a maximum of five years, or an approved deferred gift vehicle). Naming privileges are recognized upon fulfillment of the gift instrument.