Challenge Grant

            

                Two people stand in front of a dinosaur sculpture. One is handing a check to the other.                  Three people stand on a staircase, holding a cartoon picture of a bear. The bear is holding a sign saying "Thank You!"
Left:  Betsy Sturm, representing Friends of UAMN, presents a $5,000 check to UAMN Museum Director Pat Druckenmiller for the 2019 Friends of UAMN Challenge Grant.
Right: Ron Inouye (r-top) and Betsy Sturm (r-bottom) present a second $5,000 check to UAMN Museum Director Pat Druckenmiller.

REPORT ON 2019 FUAMN HOLIDAY CHALLENGE GRANT


An exciting update:

Thanks to the generosity of many Fairbanks and Interior residents, Museum Director Pat Druckenmiller (l) receives a second $5,000 check from the successful community match challenge grant offered by the Friends of the UA Museum of the North (r-top) Ron Inouye, (r-bottom) Betsy Sturm.

The Friends of UA Museum of the North, led by Ron Inouye, challenged the community with a $5,000 matching grant to the museum over the 2019 winter holiday season.  The community responded by donating a collective $26,490 during the challenge.  Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of UAMN and the community, $31,490 was raised for the museum's most immediate needs.  This marks the fourth year in a row for a challenge from Friends of UAMN.

You can always make your gift to the museum by donating online.


 

REPORT ON 2018 FUAMN HOLIDAY CHALLENGE GRANT

The Friends of UA Museum of the North, led by Ron Inouye, challenged the community with a $10,000 matching grant to the museum over the 2018 winter holiday season.  The community responded by donating a collective $21,226 during the challenge.  Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of UAMN and the community, $31,226 was raised for the museum's most immediate needs.  This marks the third year in a row for a challenge from Friends of UAMN. 

Two people hold a giant check made out to the UA Museum of the North. Three other people look on.
Thanks to the Friends of UAMN. Pictured from left are members Mary Binkley, Donna Dinsmore,
Museum Director Pat Druckenmiller, Roger Burggraf, and Don Gray.
 


REPORT ON 2017 FUAMN HOLIDAY CHALLENGE GRANT

For the second year in a row, the Friends of UA Museum of the North, led by Ron Inouye, challenged the community to match their $20,000 gift to the museum by making donations before December 31, 2017.  The community responded to their challenge by donating just over $22,000 to the museum during the challenge period.  We thank the generous support from the Friends of the UA Museum of the North for leveraging their gift!  The total raised during the museum's 2017 holiday fund drive was a combined $42,000.


 
PS: Are you of the age where you must take an annual mandatory distribution from an IRA account? If so, please consider supporting the UA Museum of the North’s Annual Fund by making a tax deductible donation directly from your retirement – it’s surprisingly easy to do! For more information, please contact Harry Need, UA Foundation Senior Director of Philanthropic Services at hwneed@alaska.edu or (907) 786-4840.