News Blog: Giving

Student Philanthropy Council awards $12,800 to local organizations

The College of Idaho’s Student Philanthropy Council is doing its part to support making a difference in their local communities, awarding $12,800 in grant funding between 13 organizations within the Treasure Valley.

C of I grad starts fundraiser to improve Palestine school facilities

A mere four days after The College of Idaho’s Commencement ceremony, recent mathematics-computer science graduate Ahmed Arafat ’17 returned to his homeland of Palestine, traveling to the small farming village of Kafa in the West Bank on a mission: to bring water to a place in desperate need of it. Now a month into the project, his mission has expanded toward improving the facilities of Kafa’s primary school, providing necessary basic amenities for the school’s 300 students.

C of I Giving Day raises $125,000 in 24 hours

The College of Idaho’s students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends came together on April 11 with a simple goal: to celebrate the College through its culture of philanthropy.

After a busy 24 hours of generous donations, community outreach and a couple of thrown pies, the inaugural C of I Giving Day raised more than $125,000—far exceeding the College’s original goals.

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C of I to hold inaugural Giving Day on April 11

The College of Idaho is set to host its first ever Giving Day—a 24-hour event for alumni, students, friends and the entire community to support and celebrate the College! Giving Day is set for Tuesday, April 11, and will include challenges and fun ways to get involved both on campus and online.

“Giving Day embodies the community of love and support we enjoy on this campus,” said C of I Director of Development Jack Cafferty ’97. “We encourage the entire C of I family to get involved and make it a day to remember. Together, we can impact the future of the College in amazing ways.”