Opening Doors Past Events

Opening Doors 2022

After two years of completely virtual events, College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation’s Opening Doors Benefit Event was back in-person and saw very generous support from the entire CWI community! The ninth-annual Opening Doors Benefit Event and online auction, Sept. 28 – Oct. 9, raised more than $218,000 for student scholarships.

The event, hosted Oct. 5 at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian, featured former CWI Foundation Board President, Ivan Castillo, as emcee. Guests heard remarks from current CWI Foundation Board President, Mike Peña, and CWI President, Gordon Jones, as well as special video messages from CWI Board of Trustee Chair, Molly Lenty, and Idaho Governor Brad Little.

Opening Doors Raises More Than $218K

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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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