Calista Corporation Makes $20,000 Donation to Bethel Senior Center
Calista Corporation is pleased to announce a donation of $20,000 to the Bethel, Alaska Eddie Hoffman Senior Center. The center serves elders in the Yukon Kuskokwim region of Southwestern Alaska and provides meals, activities and out services to over seventy elders.
"Calista Corporation is pleased to provide financial support to such a worthy organization," said Calista President and CEO Matthew Nicolai. "Our Elders carry forth our Yup'ik, Cup'ik and Athabascan traditions. We look to them to exemplify our values of trust, humility, service above self and above all respect for self and others."
Calista Corporation is able to provide this donation because its financial performance has been strong; in 2009 Calista posted its 16th consecutive profitable year.
The second largest of the original 13 Native corporations, Calista was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and represents over 13,000 shareholders. The Calista region encompasses over 6.5 million acres and includes 56 villages, which are incorporated into 46 individual village corporations. Calista Corporation is the parent company of numerous businesses, providing services ranging from telecommunications and marketing to construction and facility management.