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C of I to honor Moore donation to Outdoor Center with Tuesday ribbon cutting

November 12, 2018
Idaho businessman Winston Moore stands with international students from the C of I.

In honor of the $1 million gift from Boise commercial real estate developer Winston Moore and his family, The College of Idaho will celebrate the renaming of its Outdoor Program Center to the Winston and Diane Moore Outdoor Program Center at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Moore made his significant gift last summer in support of several programs on C of I’s campus, particularly student scholarships and outdoor leadership opportunities. Among the several benefits of the gift, the C of I Outdoor Program received funding for five years for high impact outdoor programs for students who may not otherwise have been able to participate, as well as the salary and benefits for the Outdoor Program Director position over the next five years.

Moore’s gift has directly established the Winston Moore Scholars program, providing several students with $15,000 scholarships each year for five years.

Moore’s generosity is honored in part by the renaming of the Outdoor Program Center on the basement level of the McCain Student Union Building, which now bears the names of Winston Moore and his late wife, Diane. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting unveiling the new name. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the C of I’s Outdoor Program, click here.    

The College of Idaho has a 127-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit