GCI’s 2019 nonprofit partners are:

  • American Red Cross of Alaska
  • American Heart Association
  • Alaska School Activities Association
  • Native Youth Olympics
  • USO
  • Camp Fire Alaska
  • Alaska Zoo
  • Covenant House Alaska
  • GCI Suicide Prevention Grant recipients through the Alaska Community Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Food Bank of Alaska
  • Special Olympics Alaska

GCI Senior Vice President of Consumer Services Paul Landes says the organizations are chosen and recognized because they reach Alaskans all over the state.

“Whether spreading awareness about heart health, helping Alaska’s homeless youth in crisis or advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, these organizations help Alaskans from Sitka to Bethel” Landes said.

GCI will give about $180,000 in cash, products and services to the groups. Plus, each of the 12 nonprofits will be highlighted in monthly spotlight campaign that includes promotional materials, digital displays at GCI retail stores, features on social media channels and radio advertising.

The recipients are grateful for the support.

“We all know as nonprofits we don’t have big budgets,” said Executive Director of the Food Bank of Alaska Jim Baldwin. “Without GCI’s help, we wouldn’t be able to get out and share our message and make our community aware.”

“As nonprofits, we really struggle with our operating costs and keeping them as low as possible,” said Camp Fire Alaska CEO Barbara Dubovich. “This exposure and opportunity for us as a nonprofit to get highlighted and shared, it’s just unique and rare and tremendously beneficial.”

Editor’s Note: GCI is KTVA’s parent company.

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