Boise businessman gives $1 million gift to College of Idaho

CALDWELL, ID - Long-time Boise commercial real estate pioneer Winston Moore has committed a $1 million gift to The College of Idaho in support of student scholarships. 

According to a C of I news release, Moore’s gift will establish the Winston Moore Scholars program that will directly benefit scores of C of I students over a period of five years, including the following programs:    

* Several students (both domestic and international) will receive $15,000 scholarships each year for the next five years.  

* The gift will provide the salary and benefits for the Outdoor Program Director for the next five years as the C of I continues to grow the program to engage more students. 

* Funds will also be provided for five years to offer outdoor leadership experiences for 100 students who otherwise might not be able to participate in the high-impact programs.  

* Additional funds will be set aside to support other high-impact practices such as internships and research projects.   

“We are so thankful to Winston for supporting our students in such a direct and impactful way,” said C of I Co-President Jim Everett. “Winston loves Idaho and the outdoors, and knows that connecting students to the kind of high-impact practices that our outdoor leadership experience provides -- along with the quality and high-touch education delivered at The College of Idaho -- is a winning combination.” 

 “Winston has taken time to meet our students and to speak to classes. He has become a great mentor for our students and, in turn, has grown to love getting to know them,” said C of I Co-President Doug Brigham. “This is a great day for the students at The College of Idaho and we are so grateful.” 

“I believe that the new leadership team at The College of Idaho, Co-Presidents Everett and Brigham, with assistance from Marty Holly, will take the C of I to heights no one has yet dreamt of,” said Moore. “And accordingly, I’m delighted to be able to help them move ahead.” 

The Outdoor Program Center has now been named the Winston and Diane Moore Outdoor Program Center and remains located in the lower level of the McCain Student Union Building on the school’s Caldwell campus.

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