Earlier this year in February I attended a seminar produced by the Foraker Group on Stewardship and raising funds for non-profit groups. The Foraker Group helps communities develop, manage and maintain their local non-profit organizations by assisting in fundraising, planned giving, financial management, and technology. Given that over 60 non-profits exist in Seward and the surrounding area, I thought this service, coupled with our own Seward Community Foundation, deserved exposure and a reminder of their worth to our community from a local’s perspective.
Foraker officially began offering shared services to the Alaska nonprofit sector in January 2001, after it secured the major financial support of the United Way of Anchorage, The Rasmuson Foundation, The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, ConocoPhillips Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. The Alaska Community Foundation joined together with the Rasmuson Foundation (a large private foundation in Anchorage) with the idea of expanding philanthropy throughout the state. Then in 2008, they created the Community Asset Building Initiative or CABI, which is when the Seward Community Foundation (SCF) was established.
Jilian Chapman, Development and Proposal Manager
Jilian Chapman has the interesting title of Development and Proposal Manager for the Alaska SeaLife Center, located in Seward, Alaska. She has worked at Alaska’s only aquarium since August of 2005. She is a Seward High graduate who returned to Seward to work after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Alaska. This article will be the first in a series about the SeaLife Center, the projects the Center is involved in, and the people who oversee the different components and research studies the Center is currently involved in.
The Seward Community Choir will hold their spring concert Thursday May 1 at 7 PM at the Rae Building auditorium. The free event will feature a variety of choral pieces sung by the 26-member choir and directed by Sue McClure. There will be cookies following the concert. Call Sue with questions at 224-6784.
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