Archive of: Philanthropy & Nonprofits



March Issue 5 2013

Alaskans set record in PFD charitable giving

Alaskans contributed a record-setting $2.4 million to charity through Pick. Click. Give.

Stable economy keeps arts thriving October Issue 4 2012

Stable economy keeps arts thriving

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.

Annual Day of Caring draws 800 volunteers October Issue 4 2012

Annual Day of Caring draws 800 volunteers

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.

October Issue 2 2012

AFN addresses challenges, marks 100 years for Grand Camp

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."

AFN Keynote Speaker: Carol Wren October Issue 2 2012

AFN Keynote Speaker: Carol Wren

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).

September Issue 2 2012

Anchorage 49th State Angel Fund will award $4.1M in 2012

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.

August Issue 3 2012

Study: Less religious states give less to charity

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.