The College of Southern Idaho Foundation was 29 years old in March of 2013. During that span of years, the Foundation has been the recipient of generous donations from community members who are interested in making college opportunities more affordable for CSI students. The CSI Foundation has made those contributions available to students primarily in the form of scholarships. Please spend a minute looking at our 2012 Annual Report on this website. You’ll see stories that are representative of students who are able to access education only because of Foundation scholarships. You’ll also see stories about benefactors of scholarships and their private support for the opportunities offered by CSI.
Even though the CSI Foundation is able to reach over 1000 students with scholarships, there is greater need than the funding can satisfy. The number of students enrolling at CSI continues to increase. Many of those students work full time and attend classes also.
There are many reasons to obtain a college education. If income were the sole criterion, however, it is clear that a college education is critically important. A student with a two year degree will earn 1/3 more than a high school graduate. A student with a baccalaureate degree will earn double that of the person with the high school degree. There is a “perfect storm” facing students:
The Board of Directors of the CSI Foundation is working diligently on behalf of the students at CSI. They are actively soliciting additional support for scholarships as exemplified by the 2010 "Building our Futures Together" campaign. They are also actively involved in careful and responsible management of CSI Foundation resources including the investment of liquid assets. Members encourage support of CSI students through volunteer efforts or in funding support.As the President of the Foundation, Adrian Boer, says, "The future for students at the College of Southern Idaho will be filled with endless possibilities with our communities' continued support."