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PAFE builds relationships to provide educational support

By Ken Levy The Panhandle Alliance for Education (PAFE) has had an incredibly positive impact on public education in north Idaho through the success of innovative programs, according to Lauren Carlson of the Idaho Community Foundation. Formed in 2002 by ...

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Setting up a tax-exempt charity – you can do it

By Darin DeAngeli Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group A donor considering establishing a new charity in Idaho should ask: what is the charitable purpose and can an existing charity achieve the donor’s goals? If no such charity exists, the donor should ...

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Johnson excels as ‘Mr. Fixit’ in Idaho philanthropy world

By Steve Martin Larry Johnson admits he’s gained a reputation as “Mr. Fixit” in the area of philanthropy, and it’s a title he’s happy to hold. “I am most personally proud … of the donors, staff and volunteers I have ...

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Service-learning in education leads to civic engagement

By Jillana Finnegan We do not need one more idea to improve our community. We need more action. We need more people to contribute and to participate in the work already in motion. Government cannot solve our problems, and neither ...

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Grimm’s gifts help Broncos, Assistance League thrive

By Ken Levy From the time she moved to Boise in 1970, Joan Grimm has been one of the Boise State Bronco’s biggest fans. She’s attended virtually all of BSU’s home football games, sitting in the same seat in the ...

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C of I students build legacy of giving

By Michael Boss The College of Idaho Student Philanthropy Council was formed in January 2006 after the college received a $30,000 grant from the Seagraves Family Foundation to promote philanthropy on campus. Eight students ranging from freshmen to seniors formed ...

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Previous National Philanthropy Day Idaho Award Recipients

Outstanding Philanthropist(s) 2009 Jerry and Muriel Caven 2008 Larry and Karen Arguinchona 2007 Roy and France Ellsworth 2006 James N. Graham 2005 Alan & Wendy Pesky 2001 Ron & Diana Zabala 2000 Tom & Diana Nicholson 1999 J.R. & Esther ...

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Companies encourage employees to invest in their communities

By Michael Boss Special to the IBR Andy Erstad, a founder and principle at the Boise-based firm of Erstad Architects, doesn’t equate the concept of “philanthropy” with simply opening up a checkbook. While his 12-person company has dollars to contribute ...

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