Vandal Giving Day 2022 Launches April 5 at 10:00 a.m.!
Business and Economics

In the College of Business and Economics, we’re learning together to meet the opportunities and challenges of a competitive world. Our students are ready to succeed — and lead — come graduation day. 


Please consider giving to one of the funds vital to our students’ continued success:


Ghazi's Honorary Scholarship Fund

Professor “Ghazi” Ghazanfar passed away on March 11, 2021. Ghazi began 40 years of teaching at the University of Idaho in the fall of 1968. Retiring as emeritus faculty in 2002 from the College of Business and Economics (CBE), he continued teaching part-time through the spring of 2008.

Ghazi was known for his outreach and impact on fellow faculty, and the university recognized his positive influence across the institution with the Idaho Treasure Award in 2010.

U of I and our alumni are honoring the impact of Ghazi’s life by endowing this scholarship in his name. CBE is encouraging all those he helped along their journey to recognize his influence with a contribution to this honorary scholarship.

CBE Barker Trading Program and Capital Management Fund

This program uses real trading platforms and live markets to help students develop strategies and skills to manage financial assets and instruments. Students can also apply to trade funded accounts, manage financed portfolios with a team and develop their own risk management strategies. This program also offers a Trading and Capital Management Certificate, ensuring graduates are employer-ready and prepared to apply their experience across multiple industries. 

Your gift to The Barker Trading and Capital Management Program continue to make these student experiences possible.

CBE Dean’s Excellence Fund

This fund has been vital in helping faculty and students adapt and succeed during a year impacted by COVID-19. It also allowed us to increase outreach to prospective Vandals and provide information about the life-changing opportunities at CBE. As we prepare students for a more traditional college experience this fall, this fund will resume supporting:  

  • Travel for Executive Shadow students visiting companies across the Pacific Northwest to learn from industry-leading executives.
  • Networking nights with corporate recruiters where students practice networking skills to help land their first, post-degree employment position.
  • Travel for students participating in Vandal Student Enterprises that allows them tour financial exchanges and companies, and also network with contacts across the country.

These opportunities and more are made available to all students, regardless of their financial resources, through your gift to the Dean’s Excellence Fund. 

Vandal Student Experience Leaderboard
The three funds with the highest number of gifts will earn $1,000 each, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation. Applicable funds include Equity & Diversity, fellowships, emergency funds, study abroad programs, Operation Education, WWAMI, student clubs, Greek funds and many more!
Rank Prize Programs Gifts
1 $1,000 Kristin Clovis Gamma Phi Beta Memorial Scholarship 102
2 $1,000 McCall Field Campus Excellence Fund 80
3 $1,000 Support the Campus (McCall Field Campus Infrastructure) 50
4 Vandal Promise Scholarships 45
5 Vandal Marching Band Scholarships 42
Ghazi's Honorary Scholarship Challenge
We did it! What a great way to honor such an impactful member of the Vandal Family. Huge thanks to our donors and John Hale for making a difference this Vandal Giving Day!
25 / 25 Gifts
UIAA Directors 1,898 Gifts Challenge
Woo-Hoo! Thank you to the UI Alumni Association for making this possible. Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Vandal Procrastinator Challenge
Congratulations to Mike Hughes for being crowned an official Vandal Procrastinator! Mike is designating the $500 award to the Athena Student Scholarship. Thank you, Mike!
The Gail and Bob Urso Barker Trading Program Match
Gail and Bob Urso have generously pledged to match every gift to the Barker Capital Management and Trading Program, dollar for dollar, up to $500! Thank you Gail and Bob!
Overnighter College Challenge
The top three college scholarships that receive the most gifts from 11pm to 5am will receive $750 each courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation.
Rank Prize College Gifts
1 $750 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences CALS Excellence Fund 2
2 $750 College of Science Scholarships 1
3 $750 Carol Campbell Renfrew Humanities Scholarship Endowment 1
4 CBE Alumni Access Scholarship 0
5 College of Art & Architecture Scholarships 0
Ghazi's Honorary Scholarship $10,000 Match
We did it! Huge thanks to Gene Taft and our donors for making this possible!
$10,000 MATCHED
University of Idaho Foundation Challenge
$10,000 from the University of Idaho Foundation in support of University of Idaho students, scholarships and programs will unlock for every 500 gifts during Vandal Giving Day, up to $30,000! Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Rising Stars Trivia Challenge
Congratulations Heaven Jordan, you're a trivia master!
The Gail and Bob Urso Excellence Fund Match
Gail and Bob Urso have generously pledged to match every gift to the CBE Excellence Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $500! Thank you Gail and Bob!
Tuesday Happy Hour Leaderboard - Colleges
Time for Happy Hour! The top three colleges that receive the most gifts from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday will earn cash bonuses courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation! You've got two hours to share with your friends, family and classmates. Ready, get set, go!
Rank Prize College Gifts
1 $1,250 Science 8
2 $500 Engineering 5
3 $250 Art and Architecture 4
4 Law 3
5 Business and Economics 3
Vandal Pride Far & Wide
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 47
2 WA 18
3 CA 4
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