LEWISTON - Lewis-Clark State College has received a $2 million donation from P1FCU to enter into a 10-year naming agreement for the college’s main indoor athletic venue, the P1FCU Activity Center.
Per the agreement, the college Activity Center will be renamed the P1FCU Activity Center; and P1FCU’s Harris Field video board sponsorship will be extended to align with the agreement timeframe. The agreement, which was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education at its meeting earlier today, takes effect immediately and will run through December 15, 2031, with a 10-year renewal option.
“On behalf of Lewis-Clark State College and the many student-athletes who will benefit from this generous donation, I offer my sincere gratitude to P1FCU,” LC State President Cynthia Pemberton said. “Warrior athletics is an important part of our campus culture and experience, and our student-athletes excel on the courts, courses, fields, and in the classrooms. This donation will truly be a game-changer for our programs and the college. Thank you, P1FCU. We are incredibly grateful!”
“Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State College has been woven into the heart of Lewiston for 128 years,” said P1FCU President and CEO Chris Loseth. “Formed in 1938, P1FCU has been woven into the fabric of the Lewis-Clark Valley for 83 years. We are the longest running local financial institution in the Lewis-Clark Valley’s history and have supported Lewis-Clark State College and its students and faculty for many years. It is our honor to continue our long-term partnership with the P1FCU Athletics Endowment Fund that will support students’ educational opportunities for years to come, and to support the P1FCU Activity Center that is an integral part of Lewiston serving the residents of the Lewis-Clark Valley in numerous local events held in the facility year after year. Our commitment to the Lewis-Clark Valley and its residents has never been stronger and we will continue to move forward into the future together as we have for the past 83 years.”
With the $2 million, LC State will use $1 million to set up the P1FCU Athletics Endowment Fund to support student-athlete scholarships. The other $1 million can be used as endowment funds to support additional student-athlete scholarships, for athletic program and facility needs, and to help the college with its Title IX initiative.
“On behalf of the coaches, student-athletes and staff, we are blown away by the generosity of P1FCU,” LC State athletic director Brooke Henze said. “To Chris Loseth, Patti Meshishnek and the entire P1FCU staff, thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of our students at LC State. This donation will help fund student scholarships and operations in athletics. Their contribution and commitment to LC State athletics and the community, now and over the years, will leave a positive impact on so many people.”
P1FCU will continue to be recognized as a major sponsor of Warrior athletics and the Avista NAIA World Series, and as a title sponsor of the Warrior Golf Classic and High School Awards.
LC State opened the Activity Center in January of 2005 at a cost of $15 million. The facility features three full-size basketball courts and seating for more than 3,500. As well as being the home for LC State volleyball matches and basketball games, the facility has been used for LC State, Lewiston and Clarkston High School graduations, Golden Throne basketball games between Lewiston and Clarkston High Schools, concerts, performances, meetings, pow wows, and other events.
P1FCU was started in northern Idaho in 1938 when 12 employees of Potlatch Forest Incorporated pooled their money to provide loans and other financial services. P1FCU now has more than 100,000 members and two dozen locations that serve 18 Idaho and eight Oregon counties, along with the entire state of Washington.