Keller Joins CWI’s Advancement and Foundation Division

Published: August 24, 2023

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is excited to announce Mike Keller as the new Assistant Chief Development Officer of Strategic Initiatives for the College’s Advancement and Foundation department. With his expertise in fundraising and relationship-building, Keller will play a vital role in driving our fundraising efforts and strengthening our connection with donors and supporters.

“I’m beyond excited to join CWI at a pivotal time in the school’s history,” shared Keller. “CWI is an amazing resource for the Treasure Valley. I look forward to working with our supporters and constituents to further its mission of empowering students to succeed by providing affordable and accessible education to advance the local and global workforce.”

As Assistant Chief Development Officer, Keller will work closely with the CWI community and stakeholders to amplify the institution’s fundraising efforts, engage donors, and contribute to the College’s growth and success.

Keller brings a wealth of experience in major gift fundraising to CWI. Before joining us, he served as the Associate Athletic Director of Development at Boise State University, as well as holding fundraising positions at institutions like California State University, Fresno; Oregon State University; University of Washington; and Arizona State University. Keller holds a Master of Science from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois.

He joins the Advancement and Foundation division, where he will work alongside Assistant Chief Development Officer of Philanthropy Planning, Ryan Gerulf; Director of Foundation, Mike Jensen; Foundation Operations and Database Coordinator, LD Anderst; Administrative Assistant III, Stephanie Boren; Senior Accountant, Amanda McGinnis; and Vice President of Advancement, Mark Arstein.

The College’s Advancement and Foundation Division is committed to enhancing the student experience and serving CWI generally. Their mission is to inspire connections, develop private support, and establish an engaged constituency of donors, alumni, and advocates.

Please join the College in giving Keller a warm CWI welcome. We are ecstatic to have him on board and eagerly anticipate the collaborative efforts that will propel our institution forward.

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