Anchorage, AK – Ten lucky Alaskans who made charitable donations through Pick.Click.Give. were chosen as the winners of the 2016 “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes. Of the 22,000+ people who released their names so nonprofits could thank them, ten were chosen at random to win a cash prize of equal to the 2016 dividend amount – $1,022.
Winners donated to a variety of organizations through Pick.Click.Give., ranging from food banks to youth activity centers to special need support groups, pet rescue shelters, community foundations and more. The winners plan to use their cash prizes in a variety of ways, including paying bills, saving for a new car, purchasing local artwork, and even donating again to local nonprofits.
Winners of the Pick.Click.Give. “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes are:
- Juley Adolfae – Anchorage, AK
- Derek Blake – Anchorage, AK
- Archer Cooper – Fairbanks, AK
- Joshua Delong – Anchorage, AK
- Cynder Gray, Anchorage, AK
- Steven Rouse – Soldotna, AK
- Heather Szundy – Anchorage, AK
- Mariah Ver Hoef – Fairbanks, AK
- Bettina Witteveen – Kodiak, AK
“It’s exciting to see so many Alaskans support nonprofits through Pick.Click.Give. And because of their generosity, they had a chance to double their dividends,” said Jason Grenn with The Alaska Community Foundation. “Just like the winners are from all part of Alaska, the nonprofit organizations impacted through Pick.Click.Give. are located in communities throughout the state.”
During the 2016 PFD filing period more than 29,000 Alaskans gave to a broad variety of charities across Alaska. This year 640 organizations will benefit from Pick.Click.Give. donations and over $3.19 million will go to nonprofit causes across the state. Almost $17 million has been raised through Pick.Click.Give since the program began in 2009. For a complete list of nonprofit organizations that participate in Pick.Click.Give., visit Pick.Click.Give.org
Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation is a statewide platform for philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. Holding over $80 million in over 300 funds for the benefit of Alaskans, ACF grants $3-4 million each year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the state. Our mission is to transform gifts from Alaskans into an extraordinary contribution for our state’s future. For more information, visit www.alaskacf.org or call (907) 334-6700.