The College of Eastern Idaho got a big donation today from a local support group.
Citizens for Affordable Higher Education donated more than $10,000 to CEI. The group campaigned for the school to switch from a technical college to a community college. They decided to dissolve the group at the end of 2017 and donate any leftover money from the campaign to the college. They had no idea it would be such a large amount.
“Every donor to the campaign is pleased that we’re able to give an additional amount of money to the college,” Sean Coletti, Mayor of Ammon who is also with Citizens for Affordable Education, said. “And we’ve been able to accomplish the goal of putting this together so we’re excited.”
The college is thankful to continue to get support from the group.
“We’re extremely excited for the support of our community and just the individuals that really put their reputation on the line when it came to standing for education,” Natalie Hebard, Executive Director of the CEI Foundation, said. “We’re very, very appreciative for this wonderful community we live in.”
College officials say they haven’t decided what they will use the money for just yet, but it will probably go towards scholarships.