Candidate application deadline: Friday, October 8

Doyon Foundation is seeking interested and qualified candidates to serve on our board of directors. Board service is on a volunteer basis. The deadline for candidates to apply is Friday, October 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. AKDT. The online application is available at www.doyonfoundation.com.

Members of Doyon Foundation’s all-volunteer board serve an important role, guiding our efforts to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identify and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. Many of our board members are previous scholarship recipients who find board service to be a fulfilling way to give back, express their gratitude in a tangible way, and support the efforts of the current generation of students working toward their goals for the future.

“I received Doyon Foundation scholarships during my undergraduate and graduate education. Doyon Foundation is one of the main reasons that I was able to continue my education all the way to the PhD and I want to give back and help other Doyon shareholders reach their goals,” shares Matt Calhoun, one of our board members.

Qualifications

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon, Limited shareholder
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s vision, goals, mission and purpose, which are detailed on our website
  • Committed to carrying out the roles and responsibilities of a board member, which are detailed below

We are specifically interested in candidates with experience in accounting, higher education, information technology, language revitalization, nonprofit governance and operations, portfolio management, vocational education, and/or workforce development. While these skills are preferred, candidates are not required to have experience in these areas, and all qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Additionally, candidates residing in a rural community within the Doyon region are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that, as some board work is conducted remotely, computer and online access is strongly encouraged.

“After many years of school and working, I felt that it was time for me to serve on a volunteer board in order to give back to the Foundation that has helped me so much as I was earning my degrees,” shares Jennifer Adams, secretary/treasurer of the Foundation board.

Important Notice

Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are NOT eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

“I was a recipient of the Doyon Foundation scholarships while I was completing my undergraduate degree,” shares Sonta Roach, vice president of the Foundation board. “Now, I feel a strong desire to give back and contribute as a board member.”

Role and Responsibilities

The role of a Doyon Foundation board member includes:

  • Defining and overseeing the Foundation mission and keeping it relevant to the needs of our community
  • Approving programs and services and monitoring their effectiveness
  • Providing strategic guidance to the organization and the executive director
  • Ensuring financial solvency and helping raise resources
  • Selecting, supporting and annually evaluating the executive director
  • Ensuring continuous board improvement
  • Upholding the mission, vision and values of the Foundation
  • Contributing skills that help the Foundation make progress on planning
  • Consistently working toward and producing results related to the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, which include providing consistent measurable results, diversifying and growing revenue streams, increasing shareholder educational opportunities, enhancing operations, and revitalizing languages and traditional Native values

Foundation board members commit to:

  • Attend quarterly board meetings
  • Participate in the board’s annual retreat
  • Help to organize and participate in a staff recognition event
  • Participate in at least one board training event and an annual evaluation to identify ways in which the board can improve its performance
  • Serve on two board committees (standing or ad hoc)
  • Complete committee and board work outside of meetings
  • Represent the Foundation at various events
  • Speak on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked
  • Make an annual personal gift that is meaningful and significant
  • Understand the board member roles and responsibilities and become sufficiently knowledgeable about the organization and its operations to make informed decisions
  • Read the materials sent to the board and come prepared to board and committee meetings
  • Arrive at meetings on time and stay for the full agenda, unless the board or committee chair has been notified in advance
  • Ask for clarification on any matters or material, as needed, before making a decision
  • Listen carefully to other board members and staff with an open mind and an objective perspective
  • Actively work toward decisions and solutions that are in the organization’s best interests
  • Respect the confidentiality of the board’s business
  • Make an effort to regularly check in with the executive director
  • Read the board manual and be familiar with its contents
  • Commit to one of three optional responsibilities, including volunteering at a Foundation fundraising or outreach event; being an ambassador and speaking at a community engagement; or attending a Foundation-hosted event

“Education fuels our future opportunities,” shares Jennifer Fate, Foundation board president. “It provides the tools to build individual as well as community and cultural strength. I am honored to serve our shareholders on the Doyon Foundation board and work to increase their opportunities.”

Application Instructions and Deadline

Applications are accepted using an online form, accessible at doyonfoundation.com. The form does not take long to fill out and candidates are able to upload resumes and/or other materials.

Please note that candidates are required to submit an updated resume along with their completed application.

It is highly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the Foundation and our work by reviewing the Foundation’s website, blog and social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, prior to submitting an application.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. AKDT.

“I am very grateful for the support that the Foundation gave me when I was pursuing higher education,” shares board member, Aaron Roth. “Serving on the board is a way of giving back and giving thanks for that support.”

For more information, please visit doyonfoundation.com or contact Tiffany Simmons, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or simmonst@doyon.com.

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Apply by October 9, 2020

Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for three open seats on its board of directors. The seats are for three-year terms, expiring in 2023. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. The online application is available at www.doyonfoundation.com.

“I serve on the Doyon Foundation board to give back to the organization and my community,” shared LaVerne Demientieff, who serves as vice president of the Foundation board. “I received numerous scholarships from Doyon Foundation during my many years of schooling and I am extremely grateful for their support. I also am an educator and work closely with students and I want to advocate and support them the best I can and Doyon Foundation aligns with this goal nicely.”

Qualifications

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon, Limited shareholder
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s vision, goals, mission and purpose
  • Committed to carrying out the roles and responsibilities of a board member, which are detailed below

Doyon Foundation is specifically interested in candidates with experience in accounting, higher education, information technology, language revitalization, nonprofit governance and operations, portfolio management, vocational education, and/or workforce development. While these skills are preferred, candidates are not required to have experience in these areas, and all qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Additionally, candidates residing in a rural community within the Doyon region are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that, as some board work is conducted remotely, computer and online access is strongly encouraged.

“I think it is important to give back to the organization that provided scholarships that enabled me to finish both of my degrees while I was a single mom,” shared Jennifer Adams, Foundation board member. “I most enjoy the development of Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization programs. Doyon Foundation is doing important work to preserve our Native languages, which in turn helps us preserve our cultural knowledge. Preserving and furthering our cultural knowledge helps us all be healthy Native people who are grounded, healthy, proud and strong.”

Important Notice

Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are NOT eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

Role and Responsibilities

The role of a Doyon Foundation board member includes:

  • Defining and overseeing the Foundation mission and keeping it relevant to the needs of our community
  • Approving programs and services and monitoring their effectiveness
  • Providing strategic guidance to the organization and the executive director
  • Ensuring financial solvency and helping raise resources
  • Selecting, supporting and annually evaluating the executive director
  • Ensuring continuous board improvement
  • Upholding the mission, vision and values of the Foundation
  • Contributing skills that help the Foundation make progress on planning
  • Consistently working toward and producing results related to the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, which include providing consistent measurable results, diversifying and growing revenue streams, increasing shareholder educational opportunities, enhancing operations, and revitalizing languages and traditional Native values

Foundation board members commit to:

  • Attend quarterly board meetings
  • Participate in the board’s annual retreat
  • Help to organize and participate in a staff recognition event
  • Attend the annual membership meeting
  • Participate in at least one board training event and an annual evaluation to identify ways in which the board can improve its performance
  • Serve on two board committees (standing or ad hoc)
  • Complete committee and board work outside of meetings
  • Represent the Foundation at various events
  • Speak on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked
  • Make an annual personal gift that is meaningful and significant
  • Understand the board member roles and responsibilities and become sufficiently knowledgeable about the organization and its operations to make informed decisions
  • Read the materials sent to the board and come prepared to board and committee meetings
  • Arrive at meetings on time and stay for the full agenda, unless the board or committee chair has been notified in advance
  • Ask for clarification on any matters or material, as needed, before making a decision
  • Listen carefully to other board members and staff with an open mind and an objective perspective
  • Actively work toward decisions and solutions that are in the organization’s best interests
  • Respect the confidentiality of the board’s business
  • Make an effort to regularly check in with the executive director
  • Read the board manual and be familiar with its contents
  • Commit to one of three optional responsibilities, including volunteering at a Foundation fundraising or outreach event; being an ambassador and speaking at a community engagement; or attending a Foundation-hosted event

“I love the mission of the organization,” Demientieff said. “It aligns with my goals to increase individual, family and community well-being. I also am grateful to be a part of decision-making processes that are based on our traditional values and ways of life.”

Application Instructions/Deadline

Applications are accepted using an online form. The form does not take long to fill out and candidates are able to upload resumes and/or other materials.

Please note that candidates are required to submit an updated resume along with their completed application.

It is highly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the Foundation and its work by reviewing the Foundation’s website, blog and social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, prior to submitting an application.

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 9, 2020, at 5 p.m.  

For more information, please visit doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

59_DF_FB_AutoGraphic_512x512Doyon Foundation held its board of directors election at its annual membership meeting on November 15 in Fairbanks. At that time, the board also voted to increase the number of board seats from seven to nine.

“As a small, private foundation, we rely on our volunteer board and committees to help us provide services and work toward our mission,” said Doris Miller, Foundation executive director. “Expanding the board means we have more talented people bringing their skills to the table.”

Sonta Hamilton Roach and LaVerne Demientieff were re-elected to the board, and newly elected board members include Jennifer Adams, Matthew Calhoun and Mariah Pitka-Jenkins.

These members join Jennifer Fate, Marie Cleaver, LaVerne Huntington and Aaron Roth on the Foundation board.

The Foundation extends its deep gratitude to exiting board member, Lanien Livingston, who has served on the Foundation board as president for the past seven years.

“We are very grateful for Lanien’s service on our board. Her leadership, ideas and dedication have helped grow the Foundation over the past seven years. With her support, we have expanded our scholarship program to serve even more students at a higher level, and are launching a groundbreaking online language revitalization project. We thank her, we will miss her, and we wish her the very best,” Miller said.

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Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for three open seats on its board of directors. The seats are for three-year terms, expiring in 2022. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 28, at 5 p.m.

Qualifications

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon, Limited shareholder
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s vision, goals, mission and purpose
  • Committed to carrying out the duties of a board member, which include:
    • Attending quarterly board meetings
    • Serving on two board committees
    • Completing work outside of meetings
    • Representing the Foundation at various events
    • Speaking on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked
    • Note that some board work is conducted remotely, and computer and online access is strongly encouraged

Doyon Foundation is specifically interested in candidates with nonprofit board and fundraising experience. Additionally, candidates residing in a rural community within the Doyon region are especially encouraged to apply.

Important Notice

Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are NOT eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The duties of a Doyon Foundation board member include:

  • Contribute skills that help the Foundation make progress on planning.
  • Consistently work toward and produce results related to the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, which include providing consistent measurable results, diversifying and growing revenue streams, increasing shareholder educational opportunities, enhancing operations, and revitalizing languages and traditional Native values.
  • Define and oversee the mission of the Foundation and keep it relevant to the needs of Doyon shareholders and their descendants.
  • Approve programs/services and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Foundation and its executive director.
  • Ensure financial solvency and help raise resources.
  • Select, support and evaluate the executive director.
  • Ensure continuous board improvement.
  • Attend quarterly meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as any special meetings called.
  • Serve on two board committees and possibly chair one committee, which include finance/investment, development/fundraising, language revitalization/culture, and governance.
  • Participate in at least one board training event each year.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on other duties and assignments, as needed.
  • Represent and, if asked, speak on behalf of Doyon Foundation at various events.

Application Instructions/Deadline

Applications are accepted using an online form. The form does not take long to fill out and candidates are able to upload resumes and/or other materials.

Candidates may also download and print a hard-copy form to complete and mail to Doyon Foundation, 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701. Mailing instructions are provided on the form.

Please note that candidates are required to submit an updated resume along with their completed application.

It is highly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the Foundation and its work by reviewing the Foundation’s website, blog and social media channels prior to submitting an application. All of these links are available at doyonfoundation.com.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 28, 2019, at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

 

Doyon Foundation is pleased to welcome two new members to its board of directors: Marie Cleaver and Aaron Roth. Cleaver and Roth were elected to the Foundation’s seven-member board at the annual membership meeting in November.

Marie CleaverCleaver, elected to serve a two-year remainder term, is originally from Ruby, and currently resides in Galena. A former Foundation scholarship recipient, Cleaver studied tribal management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and will receive her certificate this spring. Cleaver has worked for Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks Native Association, and the Ruby Tribal Council. She currently works as an administrative officer/budget tech for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Galena. She is very involved with her children’s school, and loves the outdoors, painting, reading and crafting.

“I have always been very passionate about education, whether it be furthering my own or encouraging others to continue with theirs. As a past recipient, I feel this is a good way to give back,” Cleaver said. “I am honored and grateful to be able to sit on and serve with the Doyon Foundation board. They have done wonderful things for our people, and I look forward to learning and participating in all the awesome work that the Foundation is doing.”

Aaron RothRoth, elected to serve a three-year term, grew up in King Salmon and Wasilla, as well as Loretto, Tennessee, and currently lives in Anchorage. A former recipient of a Morris Thompson competitive scholarship, Roth holds a bachelor’s of business administration in finance and management from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also a graduate of the Doyon Leadership Training. Roth’s work experience includes Prudhoe Bay, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, and Doyon Remote Facilities & Services. He currently works at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, where he is the program manager of the orthopedic clinic.

“I am very grateful for the support that the Foundation gave me when I was pursuing higher education,” Roth said. “Serving on the board is a way of giving back and giving thanks for that support. It also gives me an opportunity to build a stronger connection and become more engaged with the people that Doyon Foundation serves. I see serving on the board as continuing my education. I am beyond excited about learning everything that being a Foundation board member teaches.”

Following the board member elections last fall, officer elections were held at the Foundation board meeting in February. Lanien Livingston was re-elected as president, Jennifer Fate was elected as vice president, and LaVerne Huntington was elected as secretary/treasurer.

The Foundation extends its gratitude to outgoing member, Helena Jacobs, who served on the Foundation board for the past three years. During her term, Jacobs sat on the development committee, governance committee, scholarship committee, and language revitalization committee. She also served as vice president of the board.

Doyon Foundation recruits candidates for open seats on its board each fall. Doyon, Limited shareholders age 18 and older are eligible to serve on the board. Shareholders interested in serving are encouraged to watch the Foundation website, sign up to receive Foundation emails, and follow the Foundation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for announcements of future opportunities.

For more information about the Foundation, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

The Doyon Foundation board of directors recently held its officer election, and is pleased to announce the new officers.

Lanien Livingston will continue to serve as board president, while Helena Jacobs steps into the position of vice president, and Jennifer Fate assumes the role of board secretary/treasurer.

LaVerne Huntington

LaVerne Huntington

Other members of the all-volunteer board are LaVerne Demientieff, LaVerne Huntington and Sonta Roach. Huntington joined the board most recently, after being elected during the Foundation’s annual membership meeting last fall.

Huntington, of Koyukuk and Fairbanks, is a previous Foundation scholarship who holds several degrees and certificates, including an associate of arts and sciences degree in applied accounting and human resource, and an applied business certificate in human resource from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is currently the planning and development manager for Tanana Chiefs Conference.

When asked about why she is serving, Huntington quoted the Dalai Lama, “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”

Read more about the board members on the Foundation website.

Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for three open seats on its board of directors. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 16 at 5 p.m. The open positions are for three-year terms expiring in 2020. 

Qualifications

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon shareholder
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s vision, goals, mission and purpose
  • Committed to carrying out the duties of a board member, which include:
    • Attending quarterly board meetings
    • Serving on two board committees
    • Completing work outside of meetings
    • Representing the Foundation at various events
    • Speaking on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked

Doyon Foundation is specifically interested in candidates with experience with nonprofit boards, fundraising, financial management, endowment fund investing, culture and language revitalization, and Alaska Native education.

Important Notice

Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are NOT eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The duties of a Doyon Foundation board member include:

  • Contribute skills that help the Foundation make progress on planning.
  • Consistently work toward and produce results related to the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, which include providing consistent measurable results, diversifying and growing revenue streams, increasing shareholder educational opportunities, enhancing operations, and revitalizing languages and traditional Native values.
  • Define and oversee the mission of the Foundation and keep it relevant to the needs of Doyon shareholders and their descendants.
  • Approve programs/services and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Foundation and its executive director.
  • Ensure financial solvency and help raise resources.
  • Select, support and evaluate the executive director.
  • Ensure continuous board improvement.
  • Attend quarterly meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as any special meetings called.
  • Serve on two board committees and possibly chair one committee, which include finance/investment, development/fundraising, language revitalization/culture, and governance.
  • Participate in at least one board training event each year.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on other duties and assignments, as needed.
  • Represent and, if asked, speak on behalf of Doyon Foundation at various events.

Application Instructions/Deadline

Applications are accepted using this online form. The form does not take long to fill out and candidates are able to upload resumes and/or other materials.

Candidates may also download and print the 2017 board candidate application to complete and mail to Doyon Foundation, 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701. Mailing instructions are provided on the form.

Please note that candidates are required to submit an updated resume along with their completed application.

It is highly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the Foundation and its work by reviewing the Foundation’s website, blog and Facebook page prior to submitting an application.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 16 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

The Doyon Foundation board of directors grew from seven to nine members, following a vote at its annual membership meeting. The Foundation is pleased to welcome two new board members: LaVerne Demientieff and Marie Monroe. Incumbents Lanien Livingston and Sonta Roach were re-elected at the meeting.

LaVerne Bio PicLaVerne, who was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) with her bachelor’s in social work and went on to receive her master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently working toward a PhD in social work from the University of Utah, College of Social Work. LaVerne also works as a clinical associate professor for UAF’s bachelor’s of social work program, and is a licensed master social worker through the State of Alaska. A former Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient, LaVerne stated that the scholarship was so needed and helpful for many years. She is happy to be able to serve on the Doyon Foundation board to give back to the organization and her community.

Marie Monroe 2Marie Irwin Monroe, of Nenana, Alaska, graduated from Nenana High School in 1970, and owned and operated her own transportation business from 1975 to 2000. From 1996 to present, she has been general manager of the Kantishna Roadhouse/Doyon Tourism. Marie, who has several family members who received scholarships from Doyon Foundation, says, “I am excited about the language revitalization work the Foundation has embarked upon, and I look forward to contributing to this and all of the other educational programs and opportunities the Foundation brings to our community.”

The board also held an officer election at the board meeting earlier this month. The officers remain the same, with Lanien Livingston serving as president, Paul Mountain as vice president, and Julie Anderson as secretary treasurer.

Other board members include Victor Nicholas, Helena Jacobs, Joshua Peter and Sonta Roach.

For more information, including full board member bios, visit www.doyonfoundation.com.

Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for two open seats on its board of directors. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The open positions are for three-year terms expiring in 2019. The seats up for election are currently held by Lanien Livingston and Sonta Roach.

Qualifications

Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be:

  • A Doyon, Limited shareholder
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s strategic plan, long-term vision and goals, and mission and purpose
  • Committed to carrying out the duties of a board member, which include:
    • Attending quarterly board meetings
    • Serving on two board committees
    • Completing work outside of meetings
    • Representing the Foundation at various events
    • Speaking on behalf of the Foundation at events, if asked

If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this board seat may be right for you! Doyon Foundation is specifically interested in candidates with experience with nonprofit boards, fundraising, financial management, endowment fund investing, culture and language revitalization, and Alaska Native education.

Important Notice

Please note that, under federal laws governing private foundations, family members of Doyon Foundation board members are NOT eligible to receive a Doyon Foundation basic or competitive scholarship during their term on the board. Family members are defined as the board members’ spouse, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Current Doyon Foundation scholarship recipients are also not eligible to serve on the board.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The duties of a Doyon Foundation board member include:

  • Contribute skills that help the Foundation make progress on its strategic plan.
  • Consistently work toward and produce results related to the Foundation’s strategic focus areas, which include providing consistent measurable results, diversifying and growing revenue streams, increasing shareholder educational opportunities, enhancing operations, and revitalizing languages and traditional Native values.
  • Define and oversee the mission of the Foundation and keep it relevant to the needs of Doyon shareholders and their descendants.
  • Approve programs/services and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Foundation and its executive director.
  • Ensure financial solvency and help raise resources.
  • Select, support and evaluate the executive director.
  • Ensure continuous board improvement.
  • Attend quarterly meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as any special meetings called.
  • Serve on two board committees and possibly chair one committee, which include finance/investment, development/fundraising, language revitalization/culture, and governance.
  • Participate in at least one board training event each year.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on other duties and assignments, as needed.
  • Represent and, if asked, speak on behalf of Doyon Foundation at various events.

Application Instructions/Deadline

Applications are accepted using an online form, available here. The form does not take long to fill out and candidates are able to upload resumes and/or other materials.

Candidates may also download and print a hard-copy form here. Completed forms should be mailed to Doyon Foundation, 615 Bidwell Avenue, Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701. Mailing instructions are provided on the form.

Please note that candidates are required to submit an updated resume along with their completed application.

It is highly recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the Foundation and its work by reviewing the Foundation’s website, blog and Facebook page prior to submitting an application.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

 

 

Fairbanks Native Association is requesting applications from high school students in the Fairbanks area who would like to experience serving on their Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for youth to get to know FNA, their programs and to get Alaska Native non-profit board experience. The youth representative may attend conferences or gatherings to represent FNA. The application is attached.

Flyer.pdf

Youth Representative Application.pdf

The Doyon Foundation board of directors held officer elections at their recent meeting in Fairbanks.

Re-elected were Lanien Livingston as president and Julie Anderson as secretary/treasurer. Board member Paul Mountain was elected as vice president.

Other Foundation board members include Wally Carlo, Helena Jacobs, Joshua Peter and Sonta Roach.

Learn more about the Foundation board members on our website.

At our 2015 annual membership meeting, Helena Jacobs was elected to the Doyon Foundation board of directors for a three-year term. Incumbent Julie Anderson was also re-elected for a two-year term, and incumbent Joshua Peter was re-elected for a three-year term.

Helena Jacobs

Helena Jacobs is the Foundation’s newest board member.

The Foundation is pleased to welcome Jacobs, who is the daughter of Dee Olin and David Hoffman. Her maternal grandparents are the late Lillian and Fred Olin, and her adopted maternal grandparents are Lorraine and the late John Honea. Her roots are in Ruby, but she grew up throughout Alaska and currently resides in Anchorage with her husband, Torin, and their children.

The Foundation supported Jacobs in obtaining her bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and Spanish from Willamette University, and her master’s in public policy from University of California Berkeley. Her professional background has focused on promoting educational advancement, career readiness, capacity building and leadership development. She currently runs her own small business, Benozaadleyo Consulting, providing professional support to nonprofit and government agencies statewide.

“I benefited greatly from the programs the Foundation runs, and I feel called to give back. It is an honor to serve in a capacity that would allow me to support other Alaska Native students, and offer what I have to the organization that helped me so much,” she said.

 

Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for three open seats on our board of directors. Doyon, Limited shareholders ages 18 and over are eligible to apply. View more information on candidate qualifications on our website.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 19, 2015 at 5 p.m. Interested candidates can apply online or download and complete the board candidate application form on our website.

Two of the open positions are for three-year terms expiring in 2018; one of the open positions is a remainder term seat expiring in 2017. The seats up for election are currently held by Julie Anderson and Joshua Peter; the remainder term seat was previously filled by Allan Hayton, who resigned from the board to accept the position of language revitalization program director at Doyon Foundation.

If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this board seat may be right for you! Doyon Foundation is interested in candidates experienced in nonprofit boards, fundraising, financial management, endowment fund investing, culture and language revitalization, and Alaska Native education.

Learn more about candidate qualifications and board member responsibilities on our website. Then apply as a candidate by 5 p.m. on October 19 either using our online form or access the form our website.

For more information, please contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.

Wally Carlo, a founding member of the Doyon Foundation board of directors, will once again serve as a Foundation board member. The Doyon, Limited board appointed Carlo to the Foundation board at its May strategic planning session. Carlo fills the seat previously held by Phyllis Erhart, and will serve the remainder of her term, which ends in 2017.

Wally Carlo. Photo courtesy of Doyon, Limited.

Wally Carlo. Photo courtesy of Doyon, Limited.

“We are so thankful to have a founding member of Doyon Foundation included in our current board of directors,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation’s executive director. “Wally has been a constant supporter of the Foundation since its inception in 1989 and we are thrilled to have him to turn to for historical advice and wisdom as the Foundation moves forward.”

Carlo grew up with four brothers and three sisters in Ruby, Galena and Fairbanks, Alaska. His late father, William, of Rampart, was born to Lucy Pitka Jacketta and Carlo Jacketta. His mother, Poldine, of Nulato, was born to Pricilla Stickman Demoski and James Demoski.

“We come from a long family of living off the land and its resources along with being explorers and gold mine owners and operators,” Carlo shared.

Carlo’s educational background includes high school, university-level courses and real estate property management courses. He has also had the experience of forming and running businesses. Carlo is retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers, and also served as Doyon, Limited’s property manager from 1989 to 1998.

A long-time member of the Doyon, Limited board of directors, Carlo also serves on the board of trustees for the Greater Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Foundation and is a board member for the Fairbanks Resource Foundation, which designs, builds and operates homes for the disabled.

“I was fortunate to have been involved in the humble beginning of the Doyon Foundation,” he said. “I believe my experience can help expand educational opportunities. Great progress has been made but there is more to be accomplished.”

Doyon Foundation continues to seek candidates for three open seats on our board of directors. The open positions are for three-year terms expiring in 2017. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 20 by 5 p.m. A PDF of the application is available on our website, or candidates may apply online here.

If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this board seat may be right for you! To be eligible, candidates must be:

  • A Doyon shareholder.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education.
  • Familiar with the Foundation’s strategic plan, long-term vision and goals, and mission and purpose.
  • Committed to spending up to 200 volunteer hours a year carrying out the duties of a board member.

We are specifically interested in candidates experienced in nonprofit boards, fundraising, financial management, endowment fund investing, culture and language revitalization, and Alaska Native education.

More details on candidate qualifications and board member responsibilities are available on our website. Candidates are encouraged to complete the application online, here. You can also download, complete and return the application, available on our website. A reminder that the application deadline is Monday, October 20 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation executive director, at 907.459.2048 or millerd@doyon.com.