Complete survey by early bird deadline on September 29 for a chance to win $100 Visa gift card!

Doyon Foundation’s mission is “to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders.” In support of this mission, we are conducting an education survey to better understand the needs of our students as they work toward their educational goals and prepare for their future careers. Take the survey here.

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Survey respondents will be entered to win prizes including this Microsoft Surface Pro 1 Tablet!

This survey is open to past and current scholarship recipients, as well as all individuals who are eligible for a Foundation scholarship, which includes original Doyon, Limited shareholders and children of original shareholders. You can find Doyon Foundation’s scholarship eligibility criteria here.

Complete the survey by the early bird deadline on Friday, September 29 for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Early bird respondents will also be entered in the random drawing to win prizes after the survey deadline on Friday, October 13.

Everyone who completes the survey by the Friday, October 13 deadline will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win:

  • A used Microsoft Surface Pro 1 Tablet generously donated by student Jordan Craddick
  • A People of the Water Pendleton Woolen Mills blanket from our Athabaskan Heritage Collection™ Spirit Keeper Series™
  • One $100 Visa gift card
  • One of four $50 Visa gift cards

Thank you for helping us better understand the needs of our students, and how we can better serve you!

Take the survey here.


Doyon Foundation will host its 10th annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic on June 17 – 18, 2010 at Chena Bend Golf Course on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. The two-day golf classic features a nine-hole scramble, skills tournament, reception, golf banquet, and more than $20,000 in player prizes, plus $10,000 in door prizes. A detailed schedule is available at

For 10 years, this annual event has supported the Morris Thompson Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund established by Doyon Foundation to benefit Alaska Native, higher education students studying business management and leadership. Last year, the classic raised $60,661 for the scholarship program.

“I honestly would not have been able to make it financially without the assistance of Doyon Foundation. Also to know that one has the support of your people while engaging in such rigorous work and so far from home helps me as well,” said Jessica Black, a 2009 – 2010 Morris Thompson competitive scholarship recipient, who is pursuing her PhD in social work at Washington University in St. Louis.

The golf classic was established in honor of the late Morris Thompson, an Alaska Native leader who served as the president/CEO of Doyon, Limited from 1985 until his passing in 2000.

Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation’s executive director, said the success of the golf classic is dependent on the support from golfers and sponsors. Approximately 100 golfers are expected this year, and the 2010 major sponsors include:

$15,000+ Doctorate Level Sponsors

  • Doyon Family of Companies
  • KeyBank
  • Thompson Metal Fab, Inc.

$5,000+ Bachelor’s Level Sponsors

  • Alaska Airlines (In Kind)
  • BP
  • Calista Corporation
  • CIRI
  • Peak Oilfield Service Co.

$2,500+ Associate’s Level Sponsors

  • Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Alaska Interstate Construction, LLC
  • Arctic Office Products
  • Doyon Emerald
  • Flowline Alaska, Inc.
  • Koniag, Inc.
  • Teamsters Local 959


$3,000 Golf Ball Sponsor

  • ACS

Miller also acknowledged this year’s honorary tournament hosts, including Doyon, Limited Chair Orie Williams, Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Sen. Mark Begich. A complete list of sponsors is available at

Doyon Foundation was established in 1989 as the private foundation for Doyon, Limited, the regional Native corporation for Interior Alaska. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation’s mission is to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students.

For more information, visit or contact Doris Miller, executive director, at 1.888.478.4755 ext. 2048, 907.459.2048 or

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