Upcoming Estate Planning Presentation
The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation and the Haines Borough
Public Library are again offering an Estate Planning Presentation.
The presenter is Cyndy Gibson, a Certified Financial Planner from Sitka,
Alaska. She will be offering two presentations, one for non-profits
and another for the public.
Non-profits presentation is
on April 5th at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Cyndy will talk about money,
donors and the long-term fiscal stability for their organization. How
foundations work and are structured and how to get funding.
presentation is on Sunday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the library and
will last for one hour. The presentation is on Basic Estate Planning
for individuals/households and comprehensive financial planning.
Gibson will then be available at the Presbyterian Church for ½ hour
consultations from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you would like to set up a
appointment, call Mary Jane Valentine @ 767-5488 or e-mail:
2012 Grants Awarded
The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2012 grant recipients. Nine organizations were awarded grants totaling more than $11,000.
The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation's Grantmaking Committee was comprised of Board members Heather Shade, Chip Lende, Mary Jane Valentine, Crystal Badgley, Lew Lowry, Cecily Stern, Leslie Evenden and Ann Myren, and community members Ramona Holmes, Phyllis Sage, and Kate Saunders. The Committee members used CVCF’s structured review process and read, scored, discussed and prioritized the applications.
Funding for these diverse projects came from revenues available from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation’s endowed fund: $7,243, CVCF’s Memorial Fund; $820, The Call Family Fund; $326, and Rasmuson Foundation’s re-grant funds of $2,500.
In addition, Kingfisher Consulting, LLC sponsored a $600 Mini-Tech Grant. This grant opportunity was open to projects that incorporated technology. The Mini-Tech Grant funds were awarded to the Haines High School Systems Engineering class for an electronic LED signboard, powered by renewable energy, that will announce school and community events that take place at the school. The system will also provide an indoor display that will provide information on how much power is being generated by the solar and wind systems the class installed.
CVCF’s vision is to enable joyful givers to realize community dreams. The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation is solely focused on the needs of the Chilkat Valley. The all-volunteer local CVCF Advisory Board works to secure donor gifts for charitable purposes in the areas that will improve the quality of life for all our residents. Gifts build a permanent endowment which maximizes donor gifts and improves the welfare of our community today while leaving a legacy for future generations.
Living Treasures Program Started
The Living Treasures Program was created by the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to honor friends, relatives, and community members who are valued and make a difference in a variety of ways.
Your gift to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation in the name of a specific person will help support the work of the many nonprofit organizations in the Chilkat Valley. Those honored as Living Treasures will receive specially designed cards notifying them about the gift, and individuals will be recognized in future Community Foundation publications and at events.
For more information, navigate to the Living Treasures Program page.
To make a gift, contact CVCF at 766-6868 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVCF Memorial Fund Established
Started in 2011, the CVCF Memorial Fund provides a venue for individuals to give in memory of their loved ones, today and for years to come.
Founding Donors have given in memory of:
♥ Walter Feit ♥ Ted and Leola Myren ♥ Bud and Shirley Barber ♥ Phil Lende ♥
♥ Sally Vuillet ♥ Roderick William Ross ♥ Hugh Malone ♥ Russell Bolick ♥
♥ Martha K. Jones ♥ Wilma Henderson ♥ Lyn Dunbar ♥ Ellen Borders ♥
Madeleine Shields ♥ Stanely G. Laing ♥ Rip Streater ♥ Norm Smith, Sr. ♥
♥ Charles and Mary Jo Meizner ♥ Jim and Rachel McDonough ♥ Louis and Hazel Nelson ♥
♥ Dorothy and Clifford Fossman ♥
CVCF invites you to make a contribution to the CVCF Memorial Fund in memory of a family member, friend, or other special individual. Each year a portion of the revenues generated by this fund will be given to nonprofits that provide services in the Chilkat Valley. Your contribution will continue to make a difference long into the future.
To make a donation online, please visit our Funds page.
First Unrestricted Named Fund Established
The Ashley and Heather Call Family Fund was established as an unrestricted fund at the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation. The fund is advised by the board of the foundation and grants will be made from the fund in future months and years. Contact us if you wish to create your own named fund at the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation by emailing email@example.com.