United Way of Southeast Alaska
March 2018 Newsletter
Common Thread: Southeast Alaska Nonprofit Communication Network
With busy schedules and limited resources, do you ever wish you had easy access to Southeast Alaska's nonprofit hive mind? Do you wish you could ask questions and get answers, collaborate with your industry peers or just share something and know your audience will totally get it?
Welcome to Common Thread: Southeast Alaska Nonprofit Communication Network, a fuss-free forum for all that and more. Joining is simple if you already use Facebook - and statistically most of us do - just click here and request to join. Then invite your colleagues and peers. It's a closed group for non-profit employees, board members and volunteers, so ask, share and collaborate away. Have questions? You can email melissag@serrc.org

Click here for a PDF how-to guide for those who might like a little more visual assistance with joining and using the group 
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything".
George Bernard Shaw

First National Bank Alaska Campaign Success  
First National Bank Alaska and their employees are very supportive of the annual United Way of Southeast Alaska giving campaign. First National Bank Alaska employees present United Board members a check as part of the recently concluded Southeast Alaska region-wide campaign. The amount includes donations from employees and the corporate contribution. United Way of Southeast Alaska wishes to express sincere appreciation and recognizes the efforts of FNBA employee's in their Southeast communities of Juneau, Sitka and Haines, where FNBA operates branches.

Pictured presenting a check representing the pledges from employees and the Corporate gift to United Way and our 33 partner agencies are (L-R) are Aurora Agee, AVP Branch Manager Glacier Valley, FNBA;Wayne Stevens, United Way; Jaysen Katasse, AVP Loan Officer, FNBA; Lisa Loupe, Branch Manager Juneau Regional Branch FNBA;Tom Sullivan, VP Southeast Regional Manager, FNBA;Warren Russell, Chair United Way; Kendri Cesar, United Way; Robbie Stell, United Way
Big Fat Check Promotion with the Juneau Radio Center
The Juneau Radio Center is using the power of their 5 Juneau Radio stations to raise money for United Way of Southeast Alaska.  There are multiple ways to participate!. You can now give what you can, on-line at kinyradio.com, through United Way of Southeast Alaska, you can show up to live broadcast's & give that way or get on the Juneau Radio Center app and follow the link in our logo below.
At the end of the year The Juneau Radio Center will be presenting United Way of Southeast Alaska and their 33 partnering agencies, a BIG FAT CHECK! Donate to help our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family.

Tom Sullivan Elected to the Board of United Way of Southeast Alaska 
At the March meeting of the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeast Alaska, Tom Sullivan  was elected to the board.
Tom has been a Juneau resident since 1984 and has created a successful career in banking. With 31 years experience, Tom currently oversees offices in offices in Haines, Cordova, Sitka and the two offices in Juneau as the Southeast Regional Manager. .
Tom has served on several non-profit boards over the years in Juneau, is active in the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and is past President of the Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club.
He has raised 3 children in Juneau ages 27, 24 and 18 and as of September 6th of last year, he became a grandfather for the first time, welcoming his grandson Hayden Parker into the world.
Sullivan commenting on his long term involvement said "I am proud to be a part of United Way and the great work it does in the communities of Southeast".
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Getting Things Done:
United Way of Southeast Alaska's
AmeriCorps Program
By Geoff Kirsch
AmeriCorps volunteer working at the Martin Luther King celebration
The AmeriCorps tagline describes its mission in three simple words: "Get. Things. Done."
Indeed it has-and then some. Since its inception more than two decades ago as the centerpiece program of the Corporation for National & Community Service, AmeriCorps has matched more than 1 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds with non-profit organizations, schools, public agencies and other service groups across the country. These AmeriCorps members not only tackle pressing community issues, themselves; they also mobilize armies of volunteers for their organizations.
AmeriCorps enjoys a similarly long history of service in Alaska. Founded in 1994 by Governor Walter J. Hickel, Serve Alaska works with the Corporation for National & Community Service to bring AmeriCorps (and other programs) to the Last Frontier. Part of Serve Alaska's work entails overseeing and administrating grants for local non-profits to run national service programs as AmeriCorps "hosts." Last year, the United Way of Southeast Alaska became one of six grantees in the state to receive this designation.

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Deadline is Midnight March 31
It's time to file for your
Permanent Fund Dividend.

Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to causes they care about statewide.

While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.

The program is run by The Alaska Community Foundation in partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, United Way of Anchorage, and the State of Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division.

Don't Forget to Pick. Click. Give when you file for your Permanent Fund Dividend. Click Here for link to PFD page. 

Don't be one of those people who forget to apply until just before midnight on the 31st and then get locked out of the system before finishing the process of filing!

Why Support United Way?
We at the United Way of Southeast Alaska are thankful for all of our supporters, volunteers, and donors who have chosen to advocate on our behalf all these years. To show our gratitude, we spoke with some of our donors so that we could get to know them a bit better and understand why they continue to support Southeast Alaska through the United Way.

Click here to read why community members choose to support the United Way of Southeast Alaska.
Find Help
Are you searching for agencies to help you? The United Way website has a feature that connects YOU with the help that you need. We have added a " Find Help" button to the right side of our page that has an organized list of agencies across Southeast Alaska that provide community services. Click here to see which agencies are listed in your community and how they can help you.