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Contact & Location


The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research

Physical & Mailing Address: 
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 364-4549


“We make the future by what we do today. The University of Idaho offers a place where minds can expand, where ideas take root, and where people grow. Those of us who have enjoyed the benefits of a free and educated society have the responsibility to provide opportunities for succeeding generations.”
- James A. McClure

Our vision is to combine the McClure’s legacy of leading and service with the University of Idaho’s stellar reputation as an institution of higher learning, scholarly activity, and community outreach. There are many ways to step forward with a gift to the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research.

Cash gifts are always encouraged and are the simplest way to make a gift to the University of Idaho. They can be directed to any college program, school, or area of your choice, and can be for outright expenditures or added to the endowment, with the income available for the University of Idaho's use.

Appreciated Assets
Holdings such as corporate securities and real estate that have appreciated in value make great giving assets. The University of Idaho credits you for the full fair market value of the stock or land, and there are some favorable tax benefits.

Planned Giving
There are numerous ways to make a planned gift. If you would like to discuss planned giving options, contact Sharon Morgan at (208) 885-5760 or
Tax Benefits
Charitable gifts generate tax deductions – both income and state. While you need to consult your own tax adviser as to how a gift will impact your tax obligation, we do have knowledgeable professionals and resources available to help explain the general tax benefits of a particular type of gift.

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