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Foundation staff recieving check from Allied Business Solutions

Our Mission

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation supports the mission of CWI through the development and creation of resources that will improve and advance the College, its programs, and students.

The Foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations, and organizations and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.

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What We Do

In partnership with the community, the Foundation helps students access affordable education by: 

  • raising money for scholarships
  • providing funds for programs and educational opportunities
  • funding long-term capital plans to support growth

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Fundraising Events

Be a positive impact in the lives of students by getting involved in events hosted by the College and the CWI Foundation to raise money for student scholarships.

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CWI Foundation Board

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. Board members, selected for their professional expertise and support of the College, are private citizens who donate their time to the Foundation. Board directors oversee Foundation assets management, set Foundation operational policies, serve as advocates for the College, and assist with both friend and fundraising.

The Board of Directors is accountable to College donors to ensure their gifts are being invested wisely and disbursed in accordance with donor directions. The Board works closely with College administrators so gifts are directed to CWI’s highest priorities and in line with the College's goals and policies.

Foundation Board of Directors

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Foundation Board President
Colliers International
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Foundation Board Vice President
Thomas Cuisine
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Foundation Board Treasurer
Ripley Doorn
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Ballenger Insurance
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The Castle Group/Odyssey Homes
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Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa
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Edward Jones
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Trans Corporation
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Laska Company & Still Water Hollow
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Northwestern Mutual
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Heartland RV
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CapEd Credit Union
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SEO Idaho Thrive Web Designs
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Scale Navigators - Operating Partner | Co-Founder
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Attorney at White Peterson Attorneys at Law
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RBC Wealth Management, Managing Director – Financial Advisor
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Branch Manager at KeyBank

Ex Officio Board Members (non-voting)

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  • Zone 1
  • Trustee Liaison to Advancement and Foundation
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Vice President, Advancement
  • Chief Development Officer, CWI Foundation