Fish Culture and Experiment Station
3059 National Fish Hatchery Road #F
Hagerman, Idaho 83332
Research & Extension Center
CSI Evergreen Building
315 Falls Avenue East
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
821 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
M-F: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Parking is available in the Eastman Garage located above the VandalStore with entrances on both Idaho and Main Street.
That’s exactly what former Idaho first lady Patricia Kempthorne set out to find, and she is still working hard to find that balance for families in Idaho and across the nation.
Patricia has dedicated her work like and life’s works to helping families find that perfect balance. In 1988 Patricia founded the Family & Workplace Consortium with several other professional women and men looking for flexibility in the workplace, quality childcare and influence with the leadership and decision making process in the workforce.
Then in 2005, she created Twiga Foundation, Inc. a non-profit corporation dedicated to inspiring, promoting, and maintaining a family-consciousness in the family, the workplace and community. The Twiga Foundation is currently working in partnership with the Families and work Institute of New York and the Institute for the Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, to promote the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility in communities across the country.
As Twiga Foundation Inc., Founder and President/CEO Patricia Kempthorne believes family consciousness begins with an awareness that family is at the heart of our society. If we take care of our families then the rest will fall in place striking a the perfect balance between work and life beyond the desk, budgets, and deadlines. The Twiga Foundation says it is more proactive than reactive. It’s an awareness that Twiga says maximizes our lives and find life in our work when we are conscious of our families – including care giving, individual and family health, community health and safety, education, transportation, environmental concerns, housing, career development, mobility, civic responsibility and many other areas that intersect our lives.
Patricia Kempthorne has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Idaho. She and her husband Dirk, former Idaho Governor and UI graduate, were married in 1977. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Twiga is Swahili for giraffe. Patricia’s dedication to non-profit success and families not only Idaho, but around the nation has forced her to stick her neck out for others, much like the giraffe.
According to Twiga, the giraffe is a gentle animal that is very protective of its young, and the foundation is the symbol of love, friendship and flexibility. The perfect example of what Patricia and the others at Twiga do on a daily basis for children and families.