Calista Scholarship Fund Golf Classic Raises Over $170,000
The Calista Golf Classic, a fundraiser to benefit the Calista Scholarship Fund (CSF), was held Wednesday June 23 at the Moose Run Golf Creek Course on Ft. Rich, AK. One hundred and forty four golfers participated in the half-day event which raised over $170,000. The 18-hole golf tournament is in its 11th year and is organized by the Calista Corporation.
In 2009, CSF awarded over 200 scholarships to young people studying engineering, business, aviation, medicine, science and many vocational education fields preparing our Shareholders and Descendants for economic selfsufficiency. The fund has awarded over $1.5 million for the pursuit of college degrees and vocational education since 1994.
"Calista Corporation and the Calista Scholarship Fund extend many thanks to all of the sponsors, players and volunteers who made the day such a success," said Calista Scholarship Fund president June McAtee. This year's Golf Classic major sponsors included Donlin Creek, Legislative Consultants in Alaska, Key Bank, ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc., The Law Firm of Guess and Rudd, Yulista Holding Inc. and Doyon Limited. The Calista Scholarship Fund is a 501 (c) (3) and provides financial support to Calista Shareholders and lineal Descendants to help them pursue their educational goals, promoting self-determination and cultural pride.
About Calista Corporation
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 to over 15 subsidiaries, providing services ranging from telecommunications and marketing to construction and facility management.