Educational Tour of Alaska for Grantmakers

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Roll Credits!

Credit for the success of the Alaska Educational Tour of Alaska for Grantmakers is to be shared with a statewide cast. In this week's post, you'll be amazed at the lengths to which we will go to thank our partners.

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We welcome you

Diane Kaplan welcomes philanthropy leaders to Alaska for the 15th Annual Educational Tour of Alaska for Grantmakers. Find out who is on the tour this year in this week's post.

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14th annual Ed Tour underway

The 14th annual Educational Tour of Alaska for Grantmakers kicked off today with a 7 a.m. departure from Seattle, Washington. First stop: Bethel, Alaska. Each year, the Foundation invites a small group of grantmakers from the South 48 to visit Alaska.

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For Uncle Ted

As we prepare for next week's 14th Annual Educational Tour of Alaska for Grantmakers, we remember the special connection between Ted Stevens and this annual event: in its earliest years, the invitation to attend was sent by him from his office. This poem, written by Diane Kaplan, honors the life and accomplishments of Senator Ted Stevens.

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The logic behind Ed Tour train invitations

As mid-August rapidly approaches, we and our partners are busily putting finishing touches on the foundation’s 14th Annual Educational Tour of Alaska for Grantmakers. This is a special time of year for Alaska philanthropy because we proudly showcase the great work being done by our state’s innovative nonprofit sector.

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A look back at 2009

As the end of 2009 draws to a close and 2010 hovers on the horizon, we take a moment to reflect back on a tumultuous but important year as documented on our blog.

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To the top of the world

The group at Point Barrow

For all but a small number of people in our country, the Arctic Slope of Alaska is unknown and unknowable. Most will not have the incredible opportunity, as we did Wednesday, to meet a whaling captain and learn about the community effort that goes into hunting a whale.

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