Together for Greatness

We invite you, a devoted and cherished employee of BYU-Idaho, to witness the tangible impact your individual donations—as well as the collective donations of all BYU-Idaho employees—can have on the lives of students.

The employee giving campaign, Together for Greatness, provides a unique opportunity for you to directly support students in a personal and significant way. You can do so through a one-time donation, payroll deductions, a recurring gift, or a planned gift to BYU-Idaho in your will or estate planning. Your donation makes a significant difference in the lives of students.

“Your dedication to our cause echoes the values we hold dear, both fostering disciple leadership and academic excellence. Your partnership is instrumental in realizing our mission, and for that, we are profoundly grateful.”
—President Alvin F. Meredith III

Impacts of Generosity and Sacrifice


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The Spirit of Ricks

Elder David A. Bednar referred to the Spirit of Ricks as “that individualized attention—the lifting, the succoring, the nurturing—[that] was a hallmark of Ricks College. … [With faculty members,] it’s never about them; it’s always about turning to the student.”

Early in BYU-Idaho’s history, when the school was still Bannock Stake Academy, it faced a seemingly insurmountable financial challenge. By now, you’ve heard the story of how the academy’s first principal, Jacob Spori, took a job on the railroad and donated his salary to keep the school open.

The Spirit of Ricks is palpable on campus today as employees continue to make selfless sacrifices to bless the students and carry on Principal Spori’s legacy. Together for Greatness is one more way to keep that spirit alive.

Need Help Donating?

If you’re a BYU-Idaho employee, the easiest way to be an ongoing part of Together for Greatness is through an automatic payroll deduction. If you would like to adjust an existing paycheck deduction, please contact JaNae Winsor at or 801-356-5310. For general employee giving questions, please contact Diana Moon at or 801-356-5327.

How Does My Gift Help?

About 85 percent of the 4,400+ students who receive donor-funded scholarships at BYU-Idaho have what the Financial Aid Office calls “extreme financial need.” Your entire donation (100 percent) will be used to help students through the priority you specify—whether scholarships, Pathway, or the Trustees/President’s Fund. 

Here are just a few examples of students who’ve been blessed by these programs and priorities:

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