U of I fundraising tails off from record-setting pace

The University of Idaho received $57.5 million in donations in 2022-23, down from a fundraising record the preceding year.

However, the U of I appears to be on pace toward a multiyear, $500 million fundraising goal.

The U of I will divvy up this year’s $57.5 million as follows:

  • Faculty, research and programs: $27.5 million.
  • Student scholarships and programs: $22.9 million.
  • Facilities and other areas: $7.1 million.

“We are deeply grateful for the donors and alumni whose support is amplifying our impact throughout Idaho and beyond our borders,” U of I President C. Scott Green said in a news release. “Every gift makes a difference in our mission to serve the people, industries and communities across our state.”

This year’s fundraising is down about 11% from last year’s $64.6 million, a record.

Since 2015, the U of I has raised more than $394 million for its Brave. Bold. Unstoppable. fundraising campaign.

By the end of 2025, the U of I hopes to raise $500 million through this campaign.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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