Giving Opportunities

Join College of Western Idaho (CWI) in empowering lives by investing in the individuals, programs, and opportunities that build our community and the future. There are many ways to give. Explore the options below to find what works best for you.

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Invest in students — College of Western Idaho's (CWI) highest priority. Nearly 300 scholarships are awarded to CWI students each academic year, totaling nearly $500,000 in scholarship funds. Your contribution to scholarships will make a significant impact on students both inside and outside the classroom. 

Support Scholarships

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Program Support

Serving more than 30,000 students each year, CWI is fueling the economy with educated and highly-skilled employees. The competitive edge our students develop through education and hands-on training in one of the College's programs helps advance the local and global workforce. 

Your support to a program through a monetary donation or in-kind gift ensures CWI continues to meet the needs of students, industry, and our community.

Donate to a Program

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An endowment is a gift made to the CWI Foundation, the principal of which is preserved in perpetuity. By establishing an endowment, you are creating a legacy of support for the College and our students. 

Through an initial investment of $25,000 or more, accrued interest on an endowment can fund scholarships, support programs, or be set up as an unrestricted gift. Additionally, endowments may be established in honor of an individual or in memory of a loved one.

To establish an endowment, please contact the CWI Foundation

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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. From Opening Doors to CWI Nights, these events are not only a great way to make a difference but can also be a fun and rewarding experience. 

Get Involved

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CWI License Plates

A portion of each College of Western Idaho specialty plate purchased supports student scholarships at CWI. CWI license plate design

Customize Your Plate

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In-Kind Gifts

An In-Kind Gift is a voluntary contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance and/or support the mission of the College and the CWI Foundation and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the individual(s) making the gift. 

In-Kind Giving

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Gift Planning

Give smarter and easier while empowering students in our community for generations to come through your personal financial and estate planning. Gift planning offers the opportunity for deferred costs, potential income, and tax benefits.

Learn About Gift Planning

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Employee Giving

CWI employees can choose to dedicate a portion of each paycheck to give to the College and our students.  

Setup Payroll Deductions

Contact the CWI Foundation

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Vice President, Advancement
Chief Development Officer, CWI Foundation
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Assistant Chief Development Officer, Philanthropy Planning
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Assistant Chief Development Officer, Strategic Initiatives
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Director, Foundation
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Coordinator of Donor Acknowlegement and Recognition
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