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Jan 25, 2005

FNB Donates Nearly $1.5 Million to Alaskans in 2004

First National Bank Alaska gave over half a million dollars in donations and community sponsorships in October, November and December, bringing the total to $1,426,293 in 2004. This total includes charitable gifts, activity sponsorships and community and business sponsorships distributed in communities throughout the state by the bank and its 750 employees.

Alaskas youth were a particular focus for First National support during the year. The bank continued its long-time contributions to organizations such as the Alaska School Activities Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, the Boys and Girls Club and Kids Are People.

Education continued as a major factor in the banks mix of support, with significant contributions to Alaska Pacific University, Sheldon Jackson College, the Prince William Sound Science Center and the University of Alaska Foundation.

Other major 2004 contributions included Alaska Public Radio Network, Alaska Native Justice Center, United Way, SEARHC Foundation, Anchorage Opera Company, American Lung Association, YWCA Women$finaces program, the Alaska Federation of Natives, and the Homeownership Center of Alaska, among many others.

In addition to these donations, bank employees volunteered hundreds of hours to assist organizations and the people they serve. First National also donated thousands of dollars of gift items such as childrens toys, sporting goods, office supplies and clothing items.

Established in 1922, First National is Alaskas largest Alaskan-owned and operated bank, with 28 branches throughout the state.

 

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