Alaska USA Foundation Surpasses $2 Million in Donations to Community Nonprofits
ANCHORAGE—Alaska USA Foundation contributed $13,000 to support a variety of nonprofits that provide vital services to Alaska’s youth and people with intellectual disabilities. This round of donations marks an important milestone in the Alaska USA Foundation’s mission, topping $2 million in donations since its inception in 2003.
Recipients of the Alaska USA Foundation donations include:
$3,000 to Kids’ Corps, Inc., for vital, high-quality child development services that give children from at-risk backgrounds the skills they need to be successful in school and life.
$5,000 to the Great Alaska Council to help encourage participation in Cub Scout activities by bringing Cub Scout day camps to children in remote locations, who would otherwise be inhibited by travel distance and expense.
$5,000 to Special Olympics Alaska to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities, through year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports.
“Thanks to the generosity of our member’s donations, the Alaska USA Foundation has donated an incredible $2 million to change lives and improve communities,” said Dan McCue, executive director, Alaska USA Foundation. “It’s an important milestone that reemphasizes the foundation’s primary mission: supporting organizations that have proven themselves to be tireless advocates for those in need.”
Alaska USA Foundations donates $5,000 to the Great Alaska Council in support of Boy Scouts of America. Pictured (from left) are Dan McCue, Executive Director, Alaska USA Foundation; Clifford Crismore, Scout Executive and CEO, Great Alaska Council; and Geoff Lundfelt, President and CEO, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
Alaska USA Foundations donates $3,000 to Kids’ Corps, Inc.
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