Pony Up is the Boise State University Advancement’s crowdfunding project that helps small but cool university projects get funded.
The first round of Pony Up supported the Intermountain Bird Observatory’s study of hummingbirds, paid to rehab the campus observatory and helped the Blue Thunder marching band travel to an away game.
Here’s the list of current spring projects:
▪ Support Your Sidelines: Help the Boise State Spirit Squad make it to their national competition in March.
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▪ Belize Global Citizenship & Social Responsibility: Support a collaboration between the university and the Village Network program. Students spend their spring break working with teachers and children at an elementary school in Belize.
▪ Engineering Flame Polisher Prototype: Help engineering students build a more efficient glass fire-polishing machine for Usful Glassworks, a local nonprofit that provides jobs for people who struggle to find them.
▪ Model United Nations: Help university students get to New York City to participate in the National Model United Nations conference during spring break.
Two additional projects will launch their fundraising efforts in coming weeks.
The university started Pony Up in 2015 to encourage first-time donors to get involved with charitable causes and to help relatively small projects (those that typically have fundraising goals of between $5,000 and $15,000) find support in an efficient way that also involves the community.
Donate and keep tabs on the fundraising progress at ponyup.boisestate.edu.