A bill was submitted in the Alaska legislature this past week that would provide endowment funds to local community foundations. The Endow Alaska grant program (Alaska House Bill 290) calls for making an annual grant to a lead philanthropic organization. That money would then be distributed to community foundations as one-to-one matches for money raised from local communities. Thus, says one sponsor, state dollars would leverage local giving and community foundations would be provided with some help in building their asset bases and local support. Read more…
Recognize the community champions that support your mission and our community! The Alaska Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon is Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. We are now accepting nominations in the following categories:
- Outstanding Business, Corporation, Foundation in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Small Business in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Philanthropist
- Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Youth (or Youth Group) in Philanthropy
- Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy
- Eugene R. Wilson Award
The AFP Alaska Chapter annual awards program recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and professional fundraisers. These awards are given in recognition to those individuals and organizations whose lifetime or long-term achievements have made a significant impact upon society.
For more information, awards criteria, and nomination forms, visit http://afpalaska.afpnet.org/Home.aspx and look at What’s New.
Nominations for any award may be submitted by any individual or organization. Nominations may be made by completing the nomination form and emailing a complete nomination to President-Elect, Beth Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by September 9, 2011 (or September 23 for the Youth in Philanthropy Award).