North Idaho Classics/Gene Fuson Memorial Fund
On April 5, 2012, North Idaho Classics established a scholarship endowment fund with North Idaho College in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. The endowment fund is in memory of Gene Fuson, one of the founding members of the club.
$10,000 was gifted to the endowment by the club and will provide scholarships for students enrolled in music or auto technology classes. Scholarships will be alternated or split between each discipline annually.
This endowment fund is in addition to the more than $130,000 donated to charities by the club since 1996. Most of the club’s funds are raised through NICCC’s involvement in Car D’ Lane. The funds for the endowment fund were raised through raffles, poker runs, and club donations.
Here is a listing of some of the charities that the North Idaho Classics Car Club have supported over the years:
Big Brothers/Sisters of Inland Northwest
CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates
Coeur d’Alene Food Bank
Coeur d’Alene Homes, Inc.
Disabled American Veterans
Habitat for Humanity
Hospice of North Idaho
Idaho Child Abuse Response (ICARE)
Idaho Youth Ranch and Anchor House
INCCC Scholarship Fund
Inland Northwest Honor Flight
Kootenai County Humane Society
Lake City Center Nutrition Fund
M.S.S.A. (Multiple Sclerosis)
Meals on Wheels
North Idaho Violence Prevention Center
Post Falls Food Bank
Second Harvest Inland Northwest
Specialized Needs Recreation
St. Vincent DePaul