TWIN FALLS – Coming off an amazing year that saw an increase in revenue generated, the College of Southern Idaho Foundation Office is off to another strong start for the fiscal 2022-23 year, which includes the addition of six new board members.
CSI Foundation Executive Director Erika Allen said the foundation generated $5,079,941 in revenues during the 2021-22 fiscal year, which more than tripled the revenue from the previous fiscal year.
“We are more than beyond thrilled with the growth of our revenues,” Allen said. “This happened because of the generous donors, alumni and community members we have. They see the value in a College of Southern Idaho education and the important role the college plays in our community.”
The CSI Foundation is budgeted to allocate $2.5 million in scholarships and other distributions during the 2022-23 fiscal year.
“Scholarships provide an opportunity for students to earn an education,” Allen said. “Scholarships allow students to spend more time on their studies and ease their minds about finances.”
The CSI Foundation Office also has added six new community volunteers, who will serve two, three-year terms and provide governance to the non-profit foundation.
Joining the board are Dr. Joshua Kern with St. Luke’s; Tyler Lassen with Idaho Milk Products; Brett Madron with Idaho Forest Group; Jim Mason with Idaho Power, Ty Popplewell with Gary Amoth Trucking, and Rebekah Yancey with Glanbia.
The CSI Foundation will keep the same executive leadership for the next year as well. Dan Lloyd with D.L. Evans Bank, will remain as board president, Shawnee Kyle, of Float Magic, is the vice president, and Katherine Fiscus, with Idaho Central Credit Union, is the secretary/treasurer.
“I’m very excited to see this board lead the Foundation into the future,” Allen said. “We obviously made a big step in the past year and we are ready to keep that needle moving forward with our future endeavors.”
The CSI Foundation ranks as one of the nation’s top 30 community college foundations in the nation. The foundation provides increased awareness and financial support to CSI to educate, offer life-long learning, and strengthen community partnerships.