Kickoff tI Love ISU 2016 Logohe 34th year of the I Love ISU Scholarship Campaign and create opportunities for Idaho’s students!

The I LoTexas Roadhouse Logove ISU scholarship campaign has a rich history in Southeast Idaho. Originating in 1982, by business leaders with the goal of keeping Idaho’s best students in Bannock County, this campaign continues to support Bengal students through scholarship dollars.

The pioneers of the I Love ISU campaign, the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce, understood the economic impact of an educated workforce and what it means to keep our local students in this great state. As a result, the campaign has grown into the most recognizable fundraising effort at Idaho State. I Love ISU now extends beyond the ISU flagship campus in Pocatello and throughout Bengal nation with fundraising efforts in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Meridian.

This year, the I Love ISU volunteers will raise more than $225,000 in gifts and pledges for students with the help of local community members like you. ISU hosts teams of business leaders, community members and ISU employees to make fundraising calls to Southeast Idaho residents on Sept. 7 in Idaho Falls and Sept. 12-15 in Pocatello.

Share the love and make your gift today at To volunteer or learn more, contact Kallee Valentine, at 208-252-0515,


  • Sept. 1, I Love ISU Before-Hours Breakfast and Ribbon Cutting, hosted by D.L. Evans Bank from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The breakfast will be held on the South side of Holt Arena, next to the Papenberg Sports Complex.
  • Sept. 2, I Love ISU will be the topic at the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce meeting, sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, at the Clarion Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sept. 7, Volunteers will be calling in Idaho Falls.
  • Sept. 14, The McDonald’s on Fifth Street in Pocatello will donate 20 percent of its proceeds collected between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to I Love ISU.
  • Sept. 15, the campaign ends with an After Hours Celebration open to university and community members from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Portneuf Wellness Center. The event will feature drawings, brats, potato salad and complimentary beverages.  The After Hours is sponsored by Watkins Distributing and Portneuf Health Trust, Inc., and catered by The Sand Trap. Kelly Martinez will DJ.

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