Alaskans contributed a record-setting $2.4 million to charity through Pick. Click. Give.
For the size of its communities, Alaska’s arts scene is thriving. Anchorage and Fairbanks have their long-established and local symphony orchestras, youth symphonies, opera associations and local theater companies, all with supporters who are intensely loyal.
United Way of Anchorage gathered more than 800 volunteers for its 19th annual Day of Caring in September, a day devoted to giving Anchorage corporations an avenue to give back to their community, Christine Gire, communications manager for the non-profit, said.
The 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives convention will be held Oct. 18 to Oct. 20 at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage with the theme “Success Beyond Barriers."
Carol Wren is the Director of Employment and Training Services at Cook Inlet Tribal Council. She is Alaska Native of Inupiaq heritage, who grew up and went to school in Dillingham (pop. Approx. 2,400), in the Bristol Bay area of southwestern Alaska. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master’s Degree in Vocational Education from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is married to Eric Wren and has two children, Jade (6) and Kenny (3).
Anchorage’s new city-run 49th State Angel Fund is off to a good start in stimulating local entrepreneurs with small business startups or expansions.
A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.