Opening Doors Past Events

Members of CWI's Foundation, CWI leadership, alumni, and special guests at the 2021 Opening Doors Benefit Event

Opening Doors 2021

Thank you to all who participated in the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation's eight-annual Opening Doors Benefit Event to raise nearly $80,000 for student scholarships. 

Hosted from the College's Powersports and Small Engine Repair Technology lab at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Cetner, the livestream event featured 2015 CWI Communication graduates, Shane Larson and Andde Mendez, as emcees and special guest, Dr. Tommy Ahlquist, CWI of Ball Ventures Ahlquist and 2021 Opening Doors Presidential Sponsor. 

Opening Doors Event Raises Nearly $80K for Student Scholarships

Opening Doors 2020

Nearly $72,000 was raised for student scholarships during the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation's first-ever, virtual Opening Doors Benefit Event, Wednesday, Oct. 7. 

The inspirational evening, highlighting students, alumni, faculty, programs, community members, and donors, featured an online auction as well as a live event broadcast from the College's Diesel Technology Lab at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Center, hosted by 2015 CWI Communication graduates, Shane Larson and Andde Mendez. 

Annual Opening Doors Event Raises Nearly $70K for Student Scholarships

Opening Doors Event 2020

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

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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 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. 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.

16677 How do I register for the online auction?

Click on the link below to access the 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.

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Foundation Operations & Database Coordinator
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Director, Foundation
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