Idaho Power Donations Support Local Youth

Building strong communities is an important part of Idaho Power’s role as an essential service provider. Across its service area, Idaho Power supports the next generation by funding scholarships, providing community education and giving to organizations that support our youth.

Two recent examples from the Treasure Valley include a $1,500 donation to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) state convention. Agriculture and STEM education are vital to Idaho’s way of life, as well as its future. Idaho Power Energy Advisor Russ Weedon and Community Relations Coordinator Dave Thornton recently dropped by Meridian High School, where the donation was accepted by local FFA standouts Claire Shelton, Amy Heikkila and Emily Yancey.

Idaho Power also sponsored the Boys & Girls Club of Ada County’s annual Wild West Auction fundraiser. Money raised supports after-school programs for youth, focusing on character and leadership development, health and wellness, sports and recreation, the arts, and education. Weedon visited the Moseley Center in Garden City to deliver $2,500 to Boys & Girls Club Director of Development Jodi Davis-Gempler.

Donations come from IDACORP shareowners and/or employee community funds and do not impact customer rates. To learn more about Idaho Power’s community work, visit

Jordan Rodriguez
Communications Specialist