The director of the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says that money donations are better than donating items at this point.
21-year-old Sig Decker and 19-year-old Helen Decker grew up commercial fishing with their parents on the family boat.
The first round of funding went quickly, and some people who were eligible didn’t hear in time to apply.
Hilcorp’s philanthropic strategy is more about individual employee giving than corporate sponsorship. And, a national expert says, that’ll diffuse the giving and make it harder to predict — at least at first.
“Everybody has an opinion,” Micheley Kowalski said. “It’s like everyone in here is like ‘You know, Micheley, you know what you should do in the coffeehouse.’ And I’m like ‘Yeah, I know.’”
Grenn said Alaska is the only state in the country that makes it so easy for lawmakers with conflicts of interest to vote.
For the first time since Alaskans began donating in 2009, the Alaska Community Foundation’s Pick.Click.Give. program saw a drop in donations.
This year, program officials have brought back the Double Your Dividend sweepstakes to attract donors, and organizations will be charged a new 7 percent administrative fee.
The contest was partially motivated by lower participation rates in January.