The College of Idaho raises $6.5 million in 2012-2013

Alumni, friends and supporters have answered the call again for The College of Idaho, which marked another record-breaking year of fundraising during the recently concluded 2012-2013 fiscal year. Overall giving increased 22 percent to $6.5 million and a new record was set for the number of alumni making gifts to the College in a given year. 

“We are humbled and amazed by the support our alumni and donors continue to show for the College,” said C of I development director Jack Cafferty. “The College of Idaho is poised to reach incredible new heights, and none of it would be possible without their heartfelt support.”  

Gifts from alumni increased 27 percent to $2.25 million during the past fiscal year ending June 30, while gifts to the Boone Fund – the College’s annual unrestricted giving program – exceeded $800,000. In addition, the College received gifts from 100 percent of its trustees, 94 percent of its faculty members, 94 percent of its graduating seniors and 93 percent of its staff members.

“It is amazing to see the outpouring of support from all parts of our campus community,” said Katie Miller, director of the C of I Boone Fund. “Achieving such high giving percentages not only from alumni, but also from staff, professors and students shows how deeply people believe in the College’s mission and the quality of the education it provides.”

At 36 percent, The College of Idaho has the highest alumni giving rate amongst Idaho schools. It also ranks in the top five amongst all colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest. To date, the C of I has raised $158 million toward its Advance The Legacy campaign to raise $175 million by 2016. To learn more about the campaign, please visit 

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit