ISU Magazine

Volume 40 | Number 2 | Spring/Summer 2010

Campus Shot

Hutchinson Quadrangle in the summer.

Photo by ISU Photographic Services/Susan Duncan

Looking for Families to Help Advance ISU

Spring 2010 Issue | By Pauline Thiros

Idaho State University is planning to construct an Alumni and Visitor Center, a comprehensive facility to serve the alumni relations, advancement and outreach efforts of the institution. The Idaho State University Foundation has accepted the charge to raise $6 million, and hopes to do it with the help of 25 Founding Families.

The capital campaign for an Alumni and Visitor Center at Idaho State University has raised more than $600,000 so far, but the office of Alumni Relations hopes to more than double that figure this year by raising $1 million through 25 gifts of $50,000 each. Each individual or family who comes forward to participate as a Founding Family will be recognized as the cornerstone of this effort. Their stories will be told and depicted in the main lobby as the families who came forward to help Idaho State University realize this long-sought dream.

Idaho State University communities represent a tight family. In the institutionís nearly 110 years, a countless number of lives have come together and become intertwined forever. Families have been forged, lives have been built. The Founding Families will tell those stories as the heart of the Alumni and Visitor Center.

To date, three families have answered the call, and hopes are that 2010 will bring the additional 22 to complete the Founding Families. For more information on how to become a Founding Family, contact Pauline Thiros with the Idaho State University Foundation at (208) 221-2352 or by e-mail at