The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation is happy to announce
that for the first time ever it has established a $60,000 Endowment Fund in
2019. That endowment fund is growing every day to help the Kootenai County
Fairgrounds maintain and grow its grounds.
According to Mary LuAnn Larson, Immediate Past President who
spearheaded this mission during her presidency, “Creating and funding this
Endowment has been a dream of the Fair Foundation since its inception. Thanks
to the dedication of the current board, and the generosity of many donors, we
have been able to achieve this goal.”
Katie Bane, long time board member and Past President, said
“sufficient savings and liquidity beyond the endowment fund to support the
Foundation’s current giving plans has now been attained”.
The team of Dave Paul, Dave Nussear, Kevin Kirking, Katie Bane
and Mary LuAnn Larson, current and past board members, are largely to thank for
making this goal a reality through much time, effort, education, and
persistence. Additionally, Dave Holloway, Northern Capital Management provided
much needed professional advice and direction.
The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation’s mission is to
raise funds for capital improvements at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds and
provide educational opportunities for area youth.