Student Philanthropy Council

The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) was formed in January 2006 after the College received a $30,000 grant from the Seagraves Family Foundation to  promote philanthropy on campus. Eight students, ranging from freshman to seniors, established bylaws and developed and distributed a grant application  to community organizations across the Treasure Valley. Their goal was to fund projects that would have a positive impact on the  community and an intangible benefit to the College. Since its founding, SPC has  awarded $3,000 each year to deserving community organizations.            

The Student Philanthropy Council is responsible for raising funds for a Student Philanthropy Council Endowment and allocating these funds  to non-profit organizations within our community.  In addition, the SPC will benefit the College by simultaneously raising awareness about philanthropy throughout the community  and the College. The Council will host activities that benefit the College and community academically, socially and culturally. Tuition Free Day and an annual thank you letter writing campaign are examples of educational programs on  campus.

Thank you letter-writing campaign

Each year, the Student Philanthropy Council hosts an annual thank you letter writing campaign to thank alumni, family, faculty and staff  members, and friends for their generous support of the College. This year, more  than 600 students participated in the campaign, a weeklong opportunity for scholarship recipients to thank the people who have generously contributed to their  education. Nearly 1,400 letters were written.

Community Grant Application

The Student Philanthropy Council is building an endowment to  support the future needs of community organizations.

For more information, please contact:

Barry Fujishin, Major Gifts Officer by email to, by phone at 208-459-5300, by fax at 208-459-5377 or by mail at The College of Idaho, Box 49, 2112 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell ID  83605-4432.