The APWA Hiking Group kicked off the Hike for Chugach Fundraising event by putting in an amazing 9 mile hike! Great job ladies!!! Learn more about our Hike for Chugach event HERE!
We were very excited about the fabulous turnout for the Stretch for Chugach Fundraiser! The weather cooperated and we all had a fun time!!
Anchorage Petroleum Women's Associaiton is delighted to announce that we have raised $21,514.19 for our 2019-2020 Non-Profit Partner, Challenge Alaska.
Outgoing President Amanda Dial & incoming President Kirsten Tschofen proudly showcase the check! The funds raised by APWA will go to help Challenge Alaska's current effort to build confidence and security, create an infrastructure for support, increase mobility, and improve health. Challenge has already used some of the funds to purchase lift passes for the Ski Program next year.
This years' event, Boots & Bling: A Casual but Dazzling Event, was due to take place in early April and the APWA Special Projects Committee were well underway with planning when the impact of the Covid-19 virus hit Alaska. Determined to continue and not waste all the efforts of members, sponsors and over forty local businesses across Alaska who generously donated gift certificates, experiences and merchandise, the team decided to switch to a Virtual Auction online.
Commenting on the fundraising effort, Kirsten Tschofen, incoming President of APWA and last year's chair of Special Projects Committee said, "The response to the virtual auction from our members, sponsors, and community partners who made bids and donated was fantastic and I am thrilled that together we were able to raise such a significant amount."
Nate Boltz, Executive Director, Challenge Alaska said, "It has been an honor working with APWA for the past year. On behalf of Challenge Alaska's staff, Board of Directors, and participants, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of the APWA members for your financial support as well as the time you have invested in improving therapeutic recreation opportunities for Alaskans living with disability. Thank you!"
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our members, sponsors, and community partners who helped us raise the funds!
A big shout out to the 2019-2020 APWA Board of Directors! Thank you for all of your hard work this past year! The APWA board is all volunteers that meet monthly to help coordinate activities and keep the organization going!
In light of the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to convert the auction portion of our APWA fundraising event ‘Boots & Bling’ into a Virtual Auction. We have been planning this event since last fall and over forty local businesses from around Alaska have generously donated items which will be featured in the online Auction.
Challenge Alaska is our non-profit partner for fundraising this year, everyday they make a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities in our community. It’s why our sponsors and donors have already given so generously, and why we are committed to doing everything we can to support this great cause, even during these exceptional times.
We recognize that all our supporters are facing their own challenges during this crisis, and we are extremely appreciative of everyone’s continued assistance.
Alaska has a strong community spirit and we want to use the virtual auction to celebrate our local businesses. Over the coming days we will be showcasing those who have helped us to make this possible.
APWA's Annual Tea Time was a wonderful social time! Shining up and using the APWA tea set was special for those that hadn't seen it yet. We look forward to next years tea time!
These wonderful ladies volunteered at Challenge Alaska's 2020 Annual Gala Event! It was a fabulous evening and Challenge Alaska was able to raise $174,000!
It was fantastic to see both new and long term members this week at Kinley's Restaurant and Bar
for our Annual Christmas Luncheon. From the table centerpieces to the games, we enjoyed the Holiday spirit!
We are excited to announce that APWA's affiliated nonprofit organization, the Anchorage Petroleum Women's Foundation, raised $36,927.45 for our 2018-2019 Nonprofit Partner,
Alaska Resource Education.
The funds raised will support the Alaska Resource Education's efforts to develop an online curriculum about Alaska's mineral and energy industries. By placing the information online, the curriculum will be accessible to students living in the most remote corners of Alaska.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that donated to help APWA/APWF raise this amazing amount!!