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College of Idaho reports record-breaking year of fundraising

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College of Idaho reports record-breaking year of fundraising

By Maria Decaney. CREATED Jul 29, 2013

The College of Idaho reported a record-breaking period of fundraising at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Overall, with the help of alumni, friends and supporters, contributions increased 22 percent to $6.5 million. 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.”

Katie Miller, director of the C of I Boone Fund, added, “It is amazing to see the outpouring of support from all parts of our campus community. 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.

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.