CWI Foundation Celebrates 2020 Accomplishments

Published: January 14, 2021

In partnership with the community, the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation is dedicated to student success and affordable access to education. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of community members who give of their time and professional expertise to support the mission of the College. Ivan Castillo, acting Board President, is one such individual.

Along with volunteering on the CWI Foundation Board, Castillo is also REALTOR® at The Castle Group Keller Williams West, Keller Williams Realty Inc. Castillo was named Board President July of 2020 taking over for former Board President, Ed Barrett, who served on the Board from 2010-2020 serving two years as President.

“I choose to invest my time, talents, and money in CWI because I understand how helping shape the minds of students greatly benefits our community and the future,” Castillo said. “There is no better gift."

Funds raised by the CWI Foundation support scholarships and provide vital educational opportunities for students. Donations are collected through employee giving, corporate and personal donations, as well as fundraising. In addition to funds raised at the annual Opening Doors Benefit Event, highlights of donations made to the Foundation in 2020 include:

Thank you to our CWI community for your continued support and contributions to the College and our students. Whether you are a graduate, employee, community partner, or donor – your generosity empowers lives by helping students’ dreams become a reality.

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