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Annette and Brad Elg Endowment

Annette  ’78 and Brad ’78 Elg made a $100,000 gift to the Barker Capital Management and Trading Program.This gift establishes an endowment that will provide sustainable funding to this growing experiential learning program in perpetuity.

"Brad and I are pleased to be able to give back to the University that gave so much to us,” Annette shared. “The students that participate in the Barker Trading Program are given a unique opportunity to experience real-world situations that make them better students and ultimately better business professionals.”

Annette and Brad ElgThe Idaho natives both graduated with degrees in accounting. Currently, Annette  is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of the J.r. Simplot  Company  — one of the world’s largest private agribusiness corporations.  She has served on the Idaho Community Foundation board of directors, has been a part of the Boise art Museum board of trustees and served as president of the board of directors for Ballet Idaho. Annette currently is on the CBE advisory Board and was recently honored with the U-Idaho Silver and Gold Professional achievement award. Brad is the president and CEO of Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp., a real estate investment company he founded in 1999. Before establishing Northwest, Brad owned and operated Intermountain Food equipment Company, also located in Boise and spent 10 years in public accounting. Brad and Annette have two grown sons, Jordan and Nathan.

Dean Mario Reyes said, “An investment in this signature experiential learning program will help us grow and develop this unique curriculum that attracts top students from around the country. We are so grateful for this important gift from the Elgs.”


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