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As we continue to celebrate the people and organizations that have contributed to the Idaho Community Foundation’s success over the past 30 years, we are also anticipating how ICF will continue to be a strong community presence in the future. To that end, we are thrilled to welcome Kristi Scott as our North Idaho Regional Development Officer! You can read more about Kristi below, and I hope you’ll agree that this St. Maries resident will bring terrific local knowledge and strong commitment to our work.

Karen Bilowith

We have been fortunate to have strong support from our state leaders during our 30-year history as well.  This was demonstrated by Idaho Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 127 recognizing ICF for its impact across the state. We are grateful to Sen. Mark Nye and Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, two proud ICF Board Directors, for championing our work!

This month we highlight Richard and Donna Hutter of Sandpoint as part of our ICF 30 series, in recognition of their contribution to ICF’s growth and impact. I have spent several mornings in the Hutter’s kitchen being inspired by their volunteer work and commitment to Bonner County.

It is a great privilege to be a part of this milestone year for ICF. Two years into the role, I continue to be amazed and inspired by the ways in which the people of Idaho care about communities – and all of the great organizations that contribute to our quality of life. Thank you!
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Welcome Kristi Scott!

The ICF 30: Richard and Donna Hutter

ICF honored by Idaho Legislature

Upcoming Deadlines

Upcoming Events

ICF's New and Renewing Members February 2018

New Member | Renewing Member

Benefactor ($1,000 and above)
Carolyn Rees, Caldwell         

Patron ($500-$999)               
Michael and Kathryn McNichols, Lewiston 

Sponsor ($250-$499)
Jan and Clay Carley, Boise    
Arthur and Annaliese Kull, Idaho Falls
John and Enid Runft, Boise

Sustainer ($100-$249)
Ronald and Michelle Berry, Tetonia 
Linda Brugger, Twin Falls

Supporter ($50-$99)
Jack and Sylvia Hunt, Caldwell
Heather Jauregui, Boise
Virginia Kelly, Pocatello
Barbara Shinn, Boise  

Memorials and Honors

The Idaho Community Foundation welcomes gifts sent as memorials or in honor of individuals on their birthdays, anniversaries, retirement or other special occasions. Such gifts may be added to any individual fund in the Foundation or to the Idaho Community Foundation Unrestricted Trust Fund.

The following gifts were received March 1, 2018 through March 27, 2018:

In Memory of Jane Anderson
Steven and Denise Roberge

In Memory of Edward “Ted” Billups
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Jax Duncan Brackett
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Reid Corta
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of Berni Dami
Steven and Denise Roberge

In Memory of O.W. Duke Hipp
David and Diane Myklegard

In Memory of William Morris
Idaho Society of CPAs

In Memory of Fred Orcutt
Mark and Holly Motes

In Memory of Willie Pispanen
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Kimberly Row
Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

In Memory of Jack Soltman
Sally Soltman and Scott Russell

In Honor of Doug Armstrong
Paul Budell
Ryan Cleverley
Pete and Kristi Edmunds
Ann Irving
Traci Liew
Kyle Morrell
Gary Salzman and Gretchen Schueler
Richard Strack

In Honor of Bonner County Residents
Shirley Gleason

 
SW Luncheon Save the Date

Welcome Kristi Scott!

We are pleased to welcome our new North Idaho Regional Development Officer, Kristi Scott of St. Maries!

Kristi begins her job with the Idaho Community Foundation this week. She was previously the economic development director for the Greater St. Joe Development Foundation, which works in rural communities to provide resources and services to businesses, nonprofits and community members.

Kristi Scott

She looks forward to serving communities and building relationships throughout North Idaho in her job with ICF.

“I am excited to continue my passion for providing opportunities for individuals to fulfill their charitable goals and to help nonprofits grow,” Kristi said. “I believe the work that the Idaho Community Foundation has accomplished in 30 years is a testament of human kindness and I very much want to be part of it.”

Kristi is a Montana native who has lived in St. Maries since 1995. She has a bachelor’s degree in business communication from the University of Phoenix.

She and her daughter, Kassidi Angel, enjoy camping, hunting, skiing and fly fishing with their dogs, Pearl and Bodie.

The ICF 30: Richard and Donna Hutter

Richard and Donna Hutter of Sandpoint have been strong ICF supporters in Bonner County for many years. They became involved in the Idaho Community Foundation in 2003 when they joined as members and since then have served as ICF volunteers in many capacities.

“While Bonner County is abundant with natural beauty, many of the people are not affluent and there is a real need to help with the basic necessities,” Donna said. “We felt ICF was an organization that we could commit to and one that could help Bonner County nonprofits and the people they serve.”

Richard and Donna Hutter 

Richard was elected to the ICF Board of Directors in 2005 and Donna became a member of the Northern Regional Grants Panel in 2006. Together they served on ICF’s Panhandle Leadership Council. They established the Richard and Donna Hutter Donor Advised Fund in 2008 and have a charitable gift annuity with ICF.

“We believe in the motto ‘you have to give to get,’ and that has certainly proven true in our case,” Richard said. “We believe in traditional charitable giving – time, talent and money – which is one of the reasons we started the fund at ICF.”

Not only do the Hutters have their own ICF fund, they are great ambassadors for the foundation and have encouraged others, especially nonprofits, to establish endowed ICF funds. Richard serves as the personal representative for the estate that created the Bonner County Road & Bridge Fund in ICF, which has provided more than $300,000 to maintain roads and bridges in the county.

“We believe in the Idaho Community Foundation because they enrich the quality of life throughout Idaho, and by donating to ICF every individual can make a difference in their community,” Donna said.

Richard and Donna, who were recognized as ICF Friends of the Foundation in 2011, have served on boards and as volunteers for several Bonner County nonprofits including Kinderhaven, Angels Over Sandpoint, Community Assistance League of Sandpoint and many more.

“We are fortunate enough to live in a very generous community and we feel blessed that we can and will continue to contribute to its future,” Richard said.

The ICF 30 is a special series recognizing those who contributed to the success of the Idaho Community Foundation in our first 30 years. To see more of the stories, click here.

ICF honored by Idaho Legislature

Thanks to two of our Board Directors, The Idaho Legislature is recognizing the Idaho Community Foundation for our “outstanding charitable and philanthropic endeavors and services to the people of Idaho,” in honor of ICF’s 30th Anniversary this year.

Sen. Mark Nye (D-Pocatello) and Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy (R-Genesee) worked together on the concurrent resolution, which was unanimously recognized by both the Idaho Senate and the Idaho House.

 Idaho Legislature

“The Idaho Community Foundation has spent three decades helping transform lives, communities and programs in Idaho,” Troy said. “I’m always proud to share ICF’s accomplishments and this was a great way to recognize our work.”

Nye said he was pleased to be able to recognize ICF and its founders for their leadership and contributions.

“This is a tribute to John Fery, Alice Hennessey and others who had the vision to establish the Idaho Community Foundation, which has benefited so many in Idaho.”


Upcoming Deadlines

Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement
The Bonner County Fund for Arts Enhancement in ICF is seeking grant requests for projects that demonstrate how the arts encourage creative and critical thinking, stimulate economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in a community.

Grants up to $10,000 will be considered. Grant requests will only be considered from Bonner County. For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline to apply is April 30.

F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund
The F.M., Anne G., and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund in ICF is accepting applications for projects related to the arts in the southeast Idaho counties of Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power. Grants may fall under two categories:

  • Supporting arts activities that will provide entertainment or art-related education to the general public.
  • Supporting the education, skills training, performance, or display opportunities for local artists.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline for submission is May 1.

Idaho Future Fund
The Idaho Future Fund is accepting applications from eastern Idaho for preschool scholarships, charter schools, public schools and public school libraries, and supplemental educational programs. The grant cycle is open for the eastern Idaho counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton counties. A total of $100,000 will be distributed in eastern Idaho.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline for submission is June 15.

Eastern Region Grant Cycle
ICF’s Eastern Region Grant Cycle, which provides grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofits, is now open for the counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton.

For more information, including eligibility and application, click here. Deadline for submission is June 15.


Upcoming Events

Save the dates for our Annual Luncheons and 30th Anniversary Celebration! More details to come!

  • Southwest Idaho Annual Luncheon – Wednesday, May 23 at JUMP in Boise. Keynote speaker: Alice Hennessey.
  • North Idaho Annual Luncheon – Wednesday, June 13 at the Hagadone Event Center in Coeur d’Alene. Keynote speaker: Bruce Reed.
  • Central Idaho Annual Luncheon – Wednesday, August 29 at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum. Keynote speaker: TBD.
  • Eastern Idaho Annual Luncheon – Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. Keynote speaker: TBD.
  • 30th Anniversary Celebration – Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at JUMP in Boise.

Building Lifelong Relationships with Donors
The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle is partnering with the Idaho Community Foundation to present a half-day seminar about building donor loyalty.

The seminar is for nonprofits of all sizes and will take place Thursday, April 26 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Admission is $20. You can RSVP here.

Attendees will explore and learn how relationships with donors can result in increased commitment to and support of their organizations. The emcee is retired Gen. William Shawver, Principal at Atlas Strategic Communications in Boise.

Speakers and panelists are:

  • Karen Bilowith, President and CEO, Idaho Community Foundation
  • Keri Davidson, Director of Membership and Development, The Idaho Nonprofit Center
  • Rick Frischformer VP of Advancement, Boise State University
  • Dan Peterson, Senior Associate VP & Chief Budget Officer, University of Washington
  • Libbie StellasDirector of The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle 

 

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