Boise Metro Chamber Board donates nearly $30,000 to Wassmuth Center for Human Rights

Posted at 6:09 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 10:09:13-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Metro Chamber presented the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights a check for $29,500, compiled from donations from the Boise Metro Chamber Board of Directors.

After the vandalism of the Anne Frank Memorial, the Boise Metro Chamber Board met and denounced the acts of destruction and hatred. The Board also established a temporary fund to help the Wassmuth Center and received donations from Colliers, Blue Cross of Idaho, Idaho Central Credit Union, Intermountain Gas, U.S. Bank, Citibank, Mountain West Bank, and the Boise Metro Chamber.

"I shouted out to the Board the day that the vandalism happened, and within minutes, many board members and their companies stepped up, and we gathered $30,000 dollars almost without thinking about it," said Bill Connors, President & CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber.

"We're excited that already as we're seeing a projected timeline, we literally could be breaking ground this September with the construction of a one-of-a-kind human rights education center within a one-of-a-kind human rights memorial," added Wassmuth Center's Executive Director Dan Prinzing.

The Boise Metro Chamber and its board members’ efforts will help support the capital campaign for the Wassmuth Center to build a new education center, which will be designed by a local Chamber member, Erstad Architects.