Opening Doors

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Join us in helping students!

Join us for the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation’s 10th-annual Opening Doors Benefit Event to raise money for student scholarships!

Online Auction - OPEN!

Sept. 27 – Oct. 8 , 2023

The entire CWI community is invited to join this year's online auction. Check out this year's Online Auction and register to bid.

Live Event

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023
Galaxy Event Center

Contact the Foundation at 208.562.3100 or for more information and ways to get involved!

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!


Teens2Trades logo



Corwin Ford logoFirst Interstate Bank logo


Community Leadership 

Autovol logoESI logoKey Bank logoNorthwestern Mutual logoMcAlvain Companies, Inc. logo



Hawley Troxell logoFerguson Wellman logoCushing Terrell logoSaint Alphonsus logoColliers logoCommercial Tire logo

Albertson's logoElsberg Studios logo


Table Sponsors

Idaho Central Credit Union logoAnderson Construction logoPacific Recycling logoCapEd logoThomas Cuisine logoHeartland RV logo

Odd Fellows, Intermountain Gas, Amazon


Auction Sponsors

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Live Event Sponsors

Paradigm logo

16677 How do I register for the online auction?

Click on the link below to access the online auction.

2023 Opening Doors Online Auction

  • Once on the auction site, select Register to get started.
  • A pop-up window will appear to complete registration. 

If you are a returning guest, please log in on the top right with your email address and password to begin viewing and bidding on auction items.

16672 Can I view auction items without registering?

Yes, browsing the online auction is allowed, however, you cannot bid on any auction items without registering and entering a credit card number. Once you have registered, you will also be entered to win fabulous prizes!

16674 Do I have to enter my credit card number to register?

Yes! We want serious bidders, but don’t worry!  Auction Frogs is completely secure, and your card will only be charged if you win an item.

16675 Will I be notified if I am outbid? How long do I have to rebid?

You will receive an email letting you know when you have been outbid. Be sure to check your email (and junk mail) so someone doesn’t steal the item out from under you! 

If there are still multiple bidders for an item when the auction closes, the bidding will stay open until there are no further bids. Don’t wait too long to make up your mind — if three minutes goes by without a bid, the other person wins!

16676 If I win an item, how will I receive it?

The Foundation staff will reach out to all winners and make arrangements for delivery or pick up of large auction items. Smaller and digital auction items will be mailed or emailed to the winners. For questions, contact the Foundation office at 208.562.3100.

Contact the 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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Foundation Operations & Database Coordinator
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