Boys and Girls Clubs Receives $20,000 from First National to Fund Programs in 2018 and 2019
First National Executive Vice President Cheri Gillian (back row, far right) presents a ceremonial check to BGC Board Chair Michelle Brumfield, Senior Financial Analyst at ConocoPhillips, and Incoming Board Chair Eric Sobolik of Chambers Commercial Real Estate, at the Woodland Park Club. Some club members lend a hand with the presentation.
First National Bank of Alaska
First National Bank Alaska recently affirmed its long-standing history of support for Boys and Girls Club Alaska (BGC) by donating $20,000 for programs and events over the next two years.
This forward funding will be used to sponsor BGC’s annual Gala, their major fundraiser, and to support the organization’s Project Learn, an educational program for children of all ages.
According to BGC, “Students do much better in school when they spend their non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Through Project Learn, staff use all the areas and programs in the Club to create opportunities for these high-yield learning activities.”
BGC started in Alaska in 1966 on their mission to “empower and inspire the diverse youth of Alaska to reach their full potential by offering them hope, opportunity and a safe environment.” BGC CEO Alana Humphrey said, “This generous gift from our longtime partner First National will allow us to plan and budget more efficiently over the next two years. They have once again proven what a great friend they are of Alaska’s youth.”
“We’re very pleased the bank was able to make this donation to cover two years of funding to BGC,” said Executive Vice President Cheri Gillian. “Our main focus areas of giving include youth and education. With this donation, we’re able to help BGC provide support to those who need it most.”