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Support Doyon Foundation when you apply for your PFD by March 31 

Alaskans have the very unique opportunity to support the nonprofits and causes they care about by making a Pick. Click. Give. pledge when they complete their PFD applications. The application deadline for the 2019 PFD is nearly here – applications are due Sunday, March 31. If you’ve already applied for your PFD, it is easy to log back in to your account and add a Pick. Click. Give. pledge.

When you Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation, you are supporting not one, but two important areas: scholarships for students, as well as efforts to revitalize the endangered Alaska Native languages of the Doyon region.

Since 1989, Doyon Foundation has been providing educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. At last count, we have awarded more than $10.6 million in scholarships to thousands of students! Last year alone, we awarded $820,870 to 412 students pursuing traditional four-year degrees, as well as certificates, associate degrees, graduate studies and vocational training. Visit our blog to read profiles featuring students who have benefitted from our generous Pick. Click. Give. donors.

In addition to our robust scholarship program, we have undertaken a leadership role in the revitalization of the Doyon region languages. Of the 20 Alaska Native languages, 10 of them are based in the Doyon region – and are all endangered. Through our language revitalization program and Doyon Languages Online project, we are working with language speakers and interested learners to ensure that our Native languages survive and thrive for future generations.

Last year, 52 donors contributed a total of $3,200 to Doyon Foundation. Help us exceed this amount by making your Pick. Click. Give. pledge today! Remember – the deadline to apply for your 2019 PFD is March 31, and if you’ve already applied, it’s not too late to add a Pick. Click. Give. gift!

You can learn more about Doyon Foundation and our work on our website or blog, or by contacting us at 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

 

Alaskans have only a couple weeks left to file for their 2016 PFDs – and Pick. Click. Give. to their favorite nonprofit! The deadline to apply for the 2016 PFD is March 31.

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Support students when you Pick. Click. Give to Doyon Foundation!

As of mid-February, both PFD filings and Pick. Click. Give. donations were down slightly. Of the 560,000 Alaskans expected to apply for a PFD, only about 310,000 had so far. The total dollars donated through Pick. Click. Give. as well as the participation rate were also down slightly from last year.

Unfortunately, Doyon Foundation is seeing a similar trend. In 2015, a total of 75 Alaskans contributed $5,375 to Doyon Foundation through Pick. Click. Give. As of February 1 of this year, the Foundation had received 25 pledges totaling $2,050.

Alaskans have the opportunity to support the education and success of the next generation by Pick. Click. Giving to Doyon Foundation. Established by Doyon, Limited in 1989, the Foundation is dedicated to its mission to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. During the 2014 – 2015 academic year, the Foundation awarded a total of 565 scholarships totaling $465,237.

As Foundation student Joseph Bifelt shared with donors at the 2015 scholarship award ceremony, “With your help, anything is possible.” Bifelt, a Doyon Foundation competitive scholarship recipient, is a student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.

“Growing up in the village, I witnessed many teachers come and go. They did not necessarily understand our culture and who we were. I feel that I would be able to relate very well to the rural Alaskan students and have the ability to help them build brighter futures both for themselves and their community,” Bifelt said.

Alaskans who want to help make “anything possible” for students like Bifelt can Pick. Click. Give. to the Foundation when completing the 2016 PFD application. Those who have already completed the PFD application can easily add a Pick. Click. Give. donation by clicking the “add or change your Pick. Click. Give. donation” on the PFD homepage.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and opportunities to support students, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

 

Did you know it’s not too late to Pick Click Give? You can add or change a donation on the PFD homepage through August 31!

Student Elizabeth Jerue says, "Thank you for Pick Click Giving!"

Student Elizabeth Jerue says, “Thank you for Pick Click Giving!”

A big thank you to the 81 Alaskans who have already pledged a donation to Doyon Foundation through the Pick Click Give program! With your support, we’ve already raised $5,625 for our scholarship program this year! Read more about our Pick Click Give campaign in a previous blog post.

Do you think we can get to $7,000 in Pick Click Give donations this year? If you’d like to help us reach our “$7,000 Challenge,” simply add or change your Pick Click Give donation at http://pfd.alaska.gov/ by August 31!

This year, 81 donors pledged a total of $5,625 to support Doyon Foundation scholarships through the Pick. Click. Give. program! From all of us here at the Foundation, thank you for your generosity. View our Pick. Click. Give. photo gallery!

Pick. Click. Give. donor and Doyon Foundation Board President Lanien Livingston

Pick. Click. Give. donor and Doyon Foundation Board President Lanien Livingston

Doyon Foundation student and Miss WEIO Chanda Simon

Doyon Foundation student and Miss WEIO Chanda Simon

Overall, $3.3 million was raised for Alaska nonprofits through Pick. Click. Give. this year – a new record for the seven-year program. Donations to the Foundation were up as well, from $5,475 in 2014 to $5,625 in 2015.

Although the 2015 PFD application period has closed, it’s not too late to make a Pick. Click. Give. contribution. Simply visit the PFD webpage and click the “add or change your Pick. Click. Give. donation” button on the right-hand side of the page.

When you Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation, you are supporting the future – the future of current students like our 295 spring scholarship recipients, the future of our children like Caleb Xavier Abraham Smoke, and the future of our communities, state, nation and world!

Caleb is an excellent example of the importance of supporting our future. When his mom asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Caleb said, “A police officer to protect and keep us safe.” Perhaps one day Caleb will be the recipient of a Law Enforcement Academy scholarship!

Donations received through Pick. Click. Give. go to the Foundation’s general scholarship fund, which awards basic scholarships to part-time and full-time students. During the 2013 – 2014 academic year, we awarded 523 scholarships totaling more than $408,000.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and opportunities to support students, please contact us at 459-2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

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Future Doyon Foundation Scholarship Recipient Caleb Xavier Abraham Smoke

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application period is now open, giving Alaskans the opportunity to support their favorite causes by donating a portion of their PFD to participating nonprofits.

When you Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation, you are supporting the future – the future of current students like our 295 spring scholarship recipients, the future of our children like Caleb Xavier Abraham Smoke, and the future of our communities, state, nation and world!

Donations received through Pick. Click. Give. go to the Foundation’s general scholarship fund, which awards basic scholarships to part-time and full-time students.

Last year, a total of 86 Alaskans contributed $5,475 to Doyon Foundation through Pick. Click. Give. A list of 2014 donors is posted on our website.

For more information on Doyon Foundation and opportunities to support students, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact the Foundation at 459-2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

Sunday, August 31 is the end of this year’s Pick. Click. Give. cycle, which means there is still time to dedicate a portion of your PFD to support Doyon Foundation scholarships and help hard-working students achieve their goals. It’s easy to add or change a Pick. Click. Give. contribution – just visit the PFD website. PCG Donors

A big thank you to the 92 Alaskans who already supported the Foundation, giving a total of $5,600 in Pick. Click. Give. contributions this year. Last year, we raised $5,900 through Pick. Click. Give. Please consider donating this year, and help us set a new Pick. Click. Give. Foundation record!

Read more about the Foundation and Pick. Click. Give. on our website.

A total of 92 Alaskans donated to Doyon Foundation through the Pick. Click. Give. program in 2014, giving $5,600 of their PFDs to benefit student scholarships. Last year, 73 Alaskans donated a total of $5,900 to Doyon Foundation through Pick. Click. Give.Image

“We are so grateful to the donors who are supporting our students by sharing a portion of their 2014 PFDs,” said Doris Miller, Foundation executive director.

Although the 2014 PFD application deadline has passed, Alaskans still have the opportunity to add or change a Pick. Click. Give. donation. Simply visit the PFD website and click on the “Add or Change Your Pick. Click. Give Donation” button on the right-hand side of the page.

According to Pick. Click. Give., more Alaskans than ever donated a record amount to Alaska’s nonprofits. A total of $2.77 million was donated (a 13 percent growth over 2013), with an average of $104 per donor (up from $94 in 2013. There were a total of 26,773 donors this year, equaling a 4.8 percent participation rate.