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Rendering of the Micron Center for Materials Research

How can I contribute to the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering?

The simplest way to make a gift to the scholarship fund is to use your credit/debit card online, or to send a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order made payable to the Boise State University Foundation. If you wish to donate using your credit or debit card, you can visit the Boise State University Foundation online now. Alternatively, you can send a check or money order directly to the Boise State University Foundation at 2225 University Drive – Boise, ID 83706. Be sure to add your gift designation to the memo line of your check.

The Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering is focusing on two major initiatives:

  • Construction of the Micron Center for Materials Research
  • Student Scholarships

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, to the extent allowable by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return. The Boise State University Foundation is a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization that is structurally separate from Boise State University and exists solely for Boise State’s benefit, serving as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the University. The Foundation’s taxpayer identification number is 82-6010706.

What other gifts can I give?

Other options for giving include gifts of securities (can possibly reduce personal capital gains or estate taxes), real estate, or personal property. View more information on the types of gifts you can give, or for instructions on how to give these gifts.

What about matching gifts?

An easy way to double or even triple a donation to Boise State University is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. Simply obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out and provide it to Boise State University with your contribution.