Opening Doors

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Join us in helping students!

Join us for the CWI Foundation’s its eighth-annual Opening Doors Benefit Event to raise money for student scholarships.

Online Auction

Sept. 29  Oct. 10, 2021

This year’s event kicked off with an online auction on Wednesday, Sept. 29. There is still time to register, view, and bid on some great auction items. From student work to dream vacations, there is something for everyone! The auction concludes Sunday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m.

Livestream Event

In addition to the auction, the CWI Foundation hosted a livestream event Wednesday, Oct. 6, which recognized donors and scholarship recipients, highlighted programs at the College, and featured a message from special guest, Tommy Ahlquist, a prominent business leader and developer in the Treasure Valley.
2021 Opening Doors Benefit Event

Contact the Foundation at 208.562.3159 or for more information and ways to get involved!

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!


Ball Ventures AhlquistFirst Interstate Bank logo





Albertson's logoAnderson Construction logoEpic Development logo



Pioneer Title Company logo title one logo 



ferguson wellson logoIdaho Central Credit Unionpacific erecycling logoAlliance Title & Escrow logoHorizon Credit Union logoParadigm logoSaint Alphonsus logoZions logo


Auction Item

Allan Marsh Travel Center logoBallenger Insurance Logo

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'm 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! 

The auction closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. If there are still multiple bidders for an item when the auction closes at 11:59 p.m., 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.

16677 How do I participate on the day of the event?

You can participate via your phone, tablet, or computer by tuning into Facebook Live on the CWI Facebook page. Be sure to share the event on your personal page, or host a Facebook Watch Party to allow friends and family to join the festivities as well! 

We will begin at 7 p.m. sharp on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Make sure to like our Facebook page so you don’t miss anything.

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Director, Foundation
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Foundation Operations & Database Coordinator
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