Couple establishes fund to benefit North Idaho charities, including camp for young cancer survivors

Each summer, Jim and Nancy Prussack – who live near the Spokane River in Post Falls – can hear shrieks of glee echoing from Camp Journey, a neighboring summer camp for young survivors of cancer.

“They have a blast. They don’t have to think about anything but having fun,” Jim said.

These campers helped inspire the Prussacks to establish a designated endowment fund at Innovia Foundation that will one day benefit the camp, along with the Boys and Girls Club, Kootenai Humane Society, Post Falls Food Bank and several other North Idaho charities. The Prussacks will contribute to the fund over the next decade; distributions will be deferred until the fund receives a larger gift from their estate.

“We’re passionate about helping at-risk children and animals, especially in North Idaho,” they said. “This is a great way for us to do something positive for our community and to support the causes we care about in perpetuity.”

"We're passionate about helping at-risk children and animals, especially in North Idaho." Jim and Nancy Prussack