College of Business and Economics

Dean's Excellence Fund


In troubling times like these, the generosity of our Boise State University community has never been more important. Your support allows us to respond to COVID-19 with strength, warmth and compassion for the College of Business and Economics Dean's Excellence Fund provides COBE students with financial support during times of uncertainty.



Career Closet


Remember your first interview? Here to help all Broncos look and feel their best, the Career Closet fosters student success by ensuring equitable access to free professional attire. Donated items help Boise State students and alumni prepare for interviews, career fairs, research conferences and other professional events.


How your gift can help:

$10 - Restock our most used item - purchase 2 lint rollers

$25 - Dry clean 5 items

$50 - Pay for 1 pair of shoes to complete an outfit

$100 - Purchase a new suit

$250 -  Two suits and a new pair of shoes 

$1000 - Fund operational costs for a 1 year



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program


VITA -- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program -- offers free tax help to people who make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.


Boise State students, certified by the IRS, volunteer to help prepare returns.


The program provides an important service to our community. Boise State students gain real-life experience working with clients and applying tax law. Students identify learning from their clients’ life experiences as very rewarding and broadens their horizons. These business students give clients peace of mind that their tax returns have been completed professionally and for free.


There is a great need for interpreters right now! Boise State VITA program is working with the International Rescue Committee to amend tax returns for refugees who fell victim to a tax return preparation scam this year. 


Your donation will help fund:

  • students’ cost for the VITA certification class

  • laptop computers dedicated to VITA

  • travel expenses and IT support for mobile VITA site in rural communities

  • interpreters (urgent need)

Business and Economics Gifts
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 21
2 CA 2
2 HI 2
All Nighter Challenge
The unit with the most gifts from 10 p.m. (Sept. 10) to 6 a.m. (Sept. 11) receives a $1,000 bonus.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
Happy Hour Challenge
The unit with the most gifts from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 10 receives a $500 bonus.
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Early Bird Special
Congratulations to Krishna Pakala for the first gift of Bronco Giving Day 2020! He's chosen to split the $500 between the College of Engineering and the Student Food Pantry. Thank you Krishna!
Kick-Off Challenge
The unit that receives the most gifts during our from Midnight to 8:00 am on September 10th will unlock an additional $1,000 donation!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
Future Bronco Challenge
Congratulations to Amy Vechionne on winning the Future Bronco contest! What a cute kiddo!
Bronco Trivia
Congratulations to our trivia winners, Leigh Ann Dufferena, Kellen Christensen and Loan Dominguez!
COBE Advisory Board Match
Thanks to a generous donation from the College of Business Advisory Comittee each gift to the College of Business and Economics will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,350.
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