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Vallivue High School wins TVEP financial aid competition

Caldwell’s Vallivue High School won the local FAFSA Frenzy financial aid competition this spring. Students increased by 8 percentage points their completion rate of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The three-month competition, organized by the Treasure Valley Education ...

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Walk MS Boise just shy of fundraising goal

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Utah – Southern Idaho Chapter hosted 1,700 participants during Walk MS Boise on April 18 at Julia Davis Park. The group raised $135,000 of its $160,000 goal. Fundraising to support research, programs, and services for ...

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Zions donates $5,000 to Miracle League of Payette field

At the grand opening of the Harmon Killebrew Miracle Field on April 16, Zions Bank’s Torie Ramirez presented a donation of $5,000 to the Miracle League of Payette. The Miracle League program provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to play ...

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Boise WaterShed Exhibits begins fundraising campaign for river campus

The nonprofit Boise WaterShed Exhibits has begun its campaign to raise $650,000 for the new outdoor teaching area to be called Boise WaterShed River Campus, and for interior exhibits in the Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. The group received checks ...

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CenturyLink middle school philanthropy program awards grants

Eagle Middle School students chose two nonprofit organizations to receive grants from CenturyLink as part of the company’s middle school philanthropy program. Marcy Pishl’s Team Odyssey English classes in Eagle researched nonprofit organizations in the area and chose to award ...

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Treasure Valley Education Partnership receives national grant

Treasure Valley Education Partnership is one of 20 groups across the nation to receive $240,000 of funding and technical support from the Lumina Foundation. TVEP provides local investment, leadership and support from pre-kindergarten through postsecondary studies. Through the grant, it ...

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Smith’s Food & Drug gives to nonprofits

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, located in Burley, Twin Falls, Chubbuck and Idaho Falls, donated $248,000 in cash and 74,700 meals to charitable groups in the state during 2014. The company’s stores donate unsellable, fresh foods such as meat, dairy ...

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Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise donates $23,114 to Boise Rescue Mission (access required)

Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise presented a check for $23,114 to Boise Rescue Mission March 19. The mission was the dealership’s Hometown Charity choice for Subaru’s Share the Love program. Through this program, LHM Subaru had the opportunity to select ...

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Society of Mining presents $1,000 in scholarships to Boise State students

The Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration-Boise Section provided an audience and awarded scholarships to Boise State University Geoscience students during the organization’s 2014-2015 season meeting. Eight graduate candidates and two undergraduate students presented their research on topics ranging from ...

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Griffis/Blessing participates in third volunteer day

Employees of the real estate services firm Griffis/Blessing celebrated National Volunteer Month by cleaning up the grounds at Zoo Boise on April 10. This is the third year the company has held a volunteer day, where employees are encouraged to ...

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