“With the budget shortfalls and crisis we’ve gone through at the state level, we just felt this was something we could afford to do,” said UI CALS alum Joe Anderson ’81, who made a Gifts of Grain wheat donation with his wife Gayle, brother Jay ’85, and sister-in-law Lisa Anderson ’85. Read more
The son of UI alumni has created a $425,000 endowment to honor his parents Robert and Dorothy Robbins. Dean Robbins, living in California, has partnered with the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) to establish a $425,000 endowment honoring his parents and their commitment to higher education via the Robert and Dorothy Robbins Faculty Fellowship Endowment. Read more
Marty and Diane Simmonsen, along with their son, Chris, and his wife, Brittany, established The Renae Simmonsen Memorial Endowment as a way to forever remember Renae and her passion for the Vandals and the apparel industry, and to benefit students pursuing similar passions in Clothing, Textiles and Design. Read more
Alumni Phil Soulen speaks movingly on the importance of supporting University of Idaho students in their quest for an education—and an inspiring future. See the video
Family & consumer sciences alum Carmelita Spencer of Grangeville is quick to say why she just donated half a million dollars to the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Read more
The Thiessens, who met and fell in love back in their Idaho 4-H and University of Idaho days, have committed more than $1 million in donations to the Collage of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS).
Robert C. Youngstrom ‘57, ‘62, Boise and his sister Mary Youngsgtrom Stunz ‘61, California, each donated $100,000 to found the Youngstrom 4-H Faculty Endowment honoring their parents Carol O. and Elizabeth E. Youngstrom. Their father, Carol, served the university for 40 years, including 25 years as associate director of what is now UI Extension. Both parents were active supporters of 4-H and both were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002.