Alumni Association and Foundations
The goals of the Idaho State University Alumni Association are based on the principle of service to the university and to the people of the state of Idaho. Founded in 1901, the association is governed by a board of directors and administered through the Office of Alumni Relations, located at 554 South Seventh, Pocatello, in the Magnuson Alumni House.
Specific objectives are to foster, cultivate and maintain a unified alumni association representative of the best traditions of the institution; to generate general concern and interest in the needs of Idaho State University; to encourage its support by a composite of all groups in its history; and to further a constructive program of progress in all aspects of the university.
The officers and directors meet three times each year with the director of alumni relations, who is appointed by the university administration.
An annual minimum contribution of $15 is required to maintain active alumni status.
Idaho State University Foundation, Inc.
The ISU Foundation is a nonprofit corporation established in 1967 under the laws of the State of Idaho. It operates exclusively for the benefit of Idaho State University. The Foundation works to solicit, receive, hold and manage funds and property for the benefit of all the programs of the university. Foundation leaders bring a wide range of business and professional competence to their efforts on behalf of the university.
Gifts to the Foundation may be unrestricted to be used by the university in areas of greatest need, or donors can specify the area where they would like their contributions to go. Private funding helps provide scholarships, professorships, scientific equipment, building funds, and other assistance to academic and vocational/technical programs and instruction. Private support is recognized as a vital and necessary supplement for the funding of Idaho State University. All contributions to the Foundation, when itemized, are tax deductible.
The ISU Foundation is located in the Presidents Office in the Administration Building.
ISU Bengal Foundation
The ISU Bengal Foundation is a non-profit organization of sports fans committed to the support of ISUs athletic program. Luncheon meetings are held weekly during football and basketball seasons.