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Apr 05, 2022

Contributions in fourth quarter bring 2021 total to nearly $900,000

With fourth quarter contributions of $757,654, First National Bank Alaska and its employees gave $896,577 to Alaska communities in 2021. This total includes charitable gifts, activity and community sponsorships, and in-kind donations of time and talent during the past year.

Health, youth, educational, civic and arts organizations from all around the state were recipients of donations from First National in the year past.

As has been the case throughout the bank’s history, Alaska’s young people were at the center of First National’s support. The bank continued its history of contributions to organizations such as the Alaska School Activities Association, Alaska Children’s Trust, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rural Alaska Honors Institute, Junior Achievement of Alaska, the Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts of Alaska.

Significant donations to Alaska Pacific University, Alaska School Activities Association, and the University of Alaska Foundation continued the bank’s focus on secondary and higher education.

Other noteworthy contributions in 2021 included those to United Way organizations statewide, Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Choosing Our Roots, Alaska Public Radio Network, Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska Black Caucus, Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee, Mat-Su Food Bank, Sitka Whalefest, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, Alaska Travel Industry Association, World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, and ANCSA Regional Association among many, many others.

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

Alaska’s community bank since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and 28 locations in 19 communities throughout the state, and by providing banking services to meet their needs across the nation and around the world. In 2021, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the “Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the sixth year in a row, Best Corporate Citizen for a third year, and Best Bank/Credit Union. The same year, American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the fourth year in a row, and Anchorage Daily News readers voted the bank one of the state’s top three financial institutions for the third year in a row in the ADN “Best of Alaska” Awards.


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