We Believe In Idaho
In early 2019, eight communities across the Stibnite Foundation Region came together alongside Perpetua Resources to establish the Stibnite Foundation and support the causes and organizations that make our region so special.
The Stibnite Foundation believes by working collaboratively, across city and county lines, we can create more powerful opportunities. We are focused on investing in opportunities that help our neighbors, protect our environment and build stronger, more vibrant communities.
This part of Idaho is special. At the heart of this region are many amazing people working every day to advance causes important to them. If we help them succeed, we all benefit.
Perpetua Resources is providing the funding for the foundation. It was important to the company that the entire region benefit from the Stibnite Gold Project. Already, before the Stibnite Gold Project has been permitted,
Perpetua Resources has donated $300,000 and given the foundation 150,000 shares in the company.
Perpetua Resources will continue making donations to the foundation as the company passes key milestones. Those donations include:
Plus 150,000 shares 60 days after the formation of the foundation
First quarter of 2019
First quarter of 2020
upon Record of Decision for the Stibnite Gold Project
plus 150,000 shares upon receiving permits to commence construction
upon commencement of construction and each year after until the Stibnite Gold Project goes into production
within 15 days of the commencement of commercial production
Each year of production
a minimum of $500,000 or 1% of total comprehensive income less debt repayments
at commencement of final reclamation
Each member of the Stibnite Foundation was selected to represent their community. While we are all personally passionate about different causes and organizations, we share the common belief that when you invest in our environment and people amazing things can happen.
Riggins and Idaho County
Bob Crump came out of retirement to serve on the Stibnite Foundation and Stibnite Advisory Council after being appointed by the Riggins City Councilors. He is lovingly known by his community as one of the same ten people who volunteers for every chamber event (of which there has been many over the last 40 years). Bob graduated from the local high school in 1965, attended the University of Idaho obtaining a degree in Physics and worked at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for eight years and two years at Gulf General Atomic near San Diego. In the nuclear industry, Bob was an engineering specialist where he performed probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear power plants. In 1979, he moved back to Riggins and purchased several businesses, was a city councilor for 16 years and mayor for seven years before retiring six year ago.
The appointment to the Stibnite Foundation from the City of New Meadows was a great honor for Julie. She has worked with regional and international charitable foundations and non-profit entities for over 30 years but the opportunity to be involved in community-based organizations always brings her the greatest joy. Over the years, Julie has developed technology expansion at Meadows Valley Public Library and has worked with local nonprofit groups on everything from community gardens and food for families to economic development and business retention. Whether directing the Heartland Community Choir or teaching free computer and business classes, she is intent on keeping the magic of small towns alive. Julie is looking forward to the possibilities afforded by the creation of the Stibnite Foundation, both now and in the future.
Perpetua Resources Corp
Belinda is honored to represent Perpetua Resources Corp on the Stibnite Foundation. She is at the forefront of the company’s community involvement. Belinda gives presentations on the Stibnite Gold Project, serves on local chamber boards, chairs a youth organization, helps coordinate local festivals and gives her time to help many nonprofits. She is always looking for ways to lend a helping hand. When she is not working or volunteering, you will find her camping, fishing and hunting with her husband and two children. Belinda is excited to help address important needs in Idaho by serving on the Stibnite Foundation.
As a fourth generation Idahoan, Barry is proud to serve on the Stibnite Foundation as the Adams County representative. He was born and raised in Bonner County but has lived throughout the Gem State, from Sandpoint down to the Treasure Valley. Barry enlisted in the Navy right after high school and returned home to Idaho after his service. Barry’s career took him in many different directions. He owned, operated and sold two successful bars, and ended his career in commercial construction. One of his greatest accomplishments is raising a beautiful family. He has been married to his wife for 38 years, together they have two children and five grandchildren. Barry’s many experiences help bring a unique perspective to the Stibnite Foundation.
Ronda spent her career helping others as a social worker. So, it should come as no surprise that even in retirement she feels strongly about helping those around her. Ronda’s passion for giving back caught the attention of her neighbors in Yellow Pine and earned her a spot on the Stibnite Foundation. She is excited to be a voice for her community and help deserving organizations in rural Idaho get funding through the foundation. Ronda is particularly passionate about supporting the future of our communities – our youth. She has volunteered with many different organizations but is particularly proud of her work serving on the Military Youth Council, which supported children whose parents were serving our country. Ronda is happily married and a proud mother to five grown children. She loves living in Yellow Pine and having access to so many outdoor activities right outside her back door.
Residents in Cascade know if they ever need help, Shauna will be one of the first ones there. She loves serving her community and joined the Perpetua Resources Board to ensure Cascade had a voice in the Stibnite Gold Project. She is the eyes and ears of the community and helps residents learn more about the project and how they can get involved. As an Idaho-native, Shauna is excited to be part of a project that transforms an area in need of repair and leaves a positive legacy for future generations. When Shauna isn’t volunteering or working as a massage therapist, you can often find her hiking, spending time in her garden or with her husband and two children.
New Member Coming Soon
As a former collegiate rowing coach in Pennsylvania and the current Community Health Program Coordinator for St. Luke’s, Liz brings substantial experience working with individuals and communities to the Stibnite Foundation. She has had the opportunity to partner with many nonprofits in developing successful programs throughout the Valley and Adams County region. She is a board member for the Greater Donnelly Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Farmers Market Association. She is also one of the founders of the Donnelly Farmers Market. Liz, a 15-year Donnelly area resident, was appointed by the City of Donnelly to serve the Stibnite Foundation Board. When Liz isn’t busy working or volunteering, she loves spending time in her garden, rowing on Cascade Lake or skiing. She is excited to be part of the Stibnite Foundation team and is inspired by their commitment to the community.
Tom was appointed to the Stibnite Foundation in 2023. He is the CEO of Cascade Medical Center. He is responsible for the overall operation and performance of the medical center, which consists of a 10-bed critical access hospital, a 24×7 emergency department, Physical Therapy, and a Rural Health Clinic. Tom leads the staff of 70 talented professionals to improve the health of people living in the greater Cascade area, as well as those traveling to and through Valley County. Locally, Tom is past-president of the Cascade Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Valley County Pathways Board. Tom and his wife Rosemary enjoy the great outdoors – cycling, skiing, hiking, and kayaking. Their two sons live and work in Boise.