Boise State holds donor recognition ceremony

Boise State University inducted 143 donors into the Chaffee Guild during a ceremony Thursday.

The Chaffee Guild, named for longtime school president Eugene Chaffee and his wife Lois Chaffee, honors donors with a cumulative donation of $100,000 or more. School officials said it's donations like these that help the university make big strides through capital projects and student support.

“We can measure impact in a dollar figure and yet we know the actual impact to be even greater,” Boise State's Vice President for University Advancement Laura Simic said. “These donors are funding student scholarships and fellowships, and supporting faculty and research as well as expanding campus. All of this makes our university stronger, more robust and the experience of students richer and more rewarding.”

This latest round of honorees gave approximately $4 million in 2014, adding to a total of more than $107 million given by the guild's members overall.

Eugene Chaffee was president of Boise State from 1936-1967. School officials cite Chaffee as instrumental in the school's development from a junior college to a university.

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