It's been a unique and tough year but we are very excited to announce that APWA's affiliated nonprofit organization, the Anchorage Petroleum Women's Foundation, raised $7,514.56 for our 2020-2021 Nonprofit Partner, Chugach Park Fund.
The funds raised will be put toward their important work of improving access to all that Chugach State Park has to offer, while protecting and preserving the natural habitat with focus this year on the Little O'Malley Peak trail.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that donated to help APWA/APWF raise this amazing amount!!
For access to Chugach Park Fund's Monthly Updates visit them here:
Read Chugach Park Fund's July 2020 Update: HERE
Read Chugach Park Fund's August 2020 Update: HERE
Read Chugach Park Fund's September 2020 Update: HERE
Read Chugach Park Fund's November 2020 Update: HERE
Read Chugach Park Fund's December 2020 Update: HERE
Read Chugach Park Fund's January 2021 Update: HERE
Read Chugach Park Fund's April 2021 Update: HERE
Read Chugach Park Fund's May 2021 Update: 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!
The 2018-2019 Special Projects Committee is pleased to announce that the theme of the Anchorage Petroleum Women's Foundation's February 9, 2019 Gala event, in support of Alaska Resource Education, will be "An Evening of Exploration." Guests are encouraged to dress in metallic fabrics and embrace the gold and black colors so prominent throughout Alaska's resource development industry. The Special Projects Committee, led by Special Projects Committee Chair Holly Lee and Deputy Chair Wanda Maxey, announced the theme at the October 17, 2018 Monthly Gathering Luncheon at Kinley's Restaurant.
Individual tickets for the event will be sold starting November 1 from our website's Non-Profit Partner Gala page. Corporate sponsorships are currently available, and the Gala Committee also is accepting donations for the annual silent and live auctions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about these opportunities.
We are so pleased to announce that APWC's affiliated non-profit, The Anchorage Petroleum Wives Foundation, raised $39,272.44 for The Alaska Zoo, our 2016-2017 non-profit partner.
These funds will be put towards the Zoo’s Animal Outreach Program, which provides students the chance to interact with zoo educators and ambassador animals.
Thank you to our members, as well as the many individual and corporate donors in the community, who helped make this possible!
APWC is proud to announce that our affiliated non-profit, the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Foundation, raised $46,364.53 for our 2015-2016 non-profit partner, the Alaska Botanical Garden.
The Alaska Botanical Garden will use these funds to support educational programming for Anchorage School District (ASD) students and their families. In particular, ASD will use the funds to add Title 1 schools to the ASD 21st Century Learning Center After School Program and continue curriculum development for the program.
To learn more about the Alaska Botanical Garden, visit http://alaskabg.org.
Susie Macleod (2014-2015 APWC Special Projects Deputy Chair) displays award plaque. Left-right: Lisa Sauder (Bean's Cafe Executive Director), Keryl Vincent (2014-2015 APWC Special Projects Chair), Macleod, Zoe Smith (2014-2015 Parliamentarian), Holly Lee (2014-2015 Volunteer Services Chair), Bean's Cafe Representative.
We are proud to announce that the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club
has been named the 2015 Non-Profit Partner of the Year by
Beans' Cafe and the Children's Lunchbox.
This distinction is awarded to a local community partner that meets the following criteria:
Gala Chair (2014-2015) Keryl Vincent and Deputy Chair Susie Macleod, along with APWC President Holly Lee and Board Member Zoe Smith, were recognized at the Volunteer & Partner Award Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. APWC's name will be engraved on the plaque that hangs year-round at Bean's Cafe.
We remain so grateful to our members who wholeheartedly embraced The Children's Lunchbox as our chosen charity for 2014-2015. The efforts they made, whether it was volunteering at The Children's Lunchbox kitchen, working on the gala committee, donating money at our luncheons, or attending the gala event in February, came together to make support of this year's charity incredible.
Thank you to The Children's Lunchbox and Bean's Cafe for this honor and the partnership we've had with them this year. We are humbled to have made a difference in our community and for the children this program serves. For more information about The Children's Lunchbox, please visit http://www.beanscafe.org/.
APWC is proud to announce that our affiliated non-profit, the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Foundation, raised $122,292.77 for our 2014-2015 non-profit partner, The Children's Lunchbox.
The Children's Lunchbox will use the funds to support its weekend meal program, which on Fridays provides students in Anchorage School District (ASD) Title 1 schools with easy-to-prepare meals to eat during the weekend.