Pick. Click. Give. to Doyon Foundation
The 2018 Pick. Click. Give. campaign kicks off Monday, January 1, with the opening of the Alaska PFD application period. Doyon, Limited shareholders are encouraged to consider Pick. Click. Giving to Doyon Foundation when completing their PFD application. The PFD application period runs January 1 – March 31, 2018. Alaskans can apply online at www.pfd.alaska.gov.
Funds from Pick. Click. Give. directly benefit the Foundation’s student scholarships and support programs, as well as the efforts of the language revitalization program.
Last year, 57 donors contributed $3,975 to support Foundation scholarships, which was a significant decrease from previous years.
Since the Foundation was established in 1989, it has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to thousands of high school, vocational and college students pursuing their educational goals and striving to achieve their life dreams. Many of these students have shared that they simply would not have been able to attend college without the support of the Foundation. Yet with that support, they have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, teachers and leaders in our communities, setting positive examples for future generations of students to follow.
But the support of the Foundation is more than just financial. Homesick students far from family have found comfort in the support of Foundation staff and alumni, and at events designed to celebrate and connect students and Foundation supporters. The Foundation has also helped students develop a deeper connection with and pride in their rich Native culture.
In addition to scholarships, the Foundation also places emphasis on celebrating and revitalizing Native culture. Through its language revitalization program, and Doyon Languages Online project, the Foundation is currently developing hundreds of online language-learning lessons for nine of the 10 Doyon region languages.