Juneau Community Foundation
The Juneau Community Foundation is a local charitable organization with a board of directors from the community. The Foundation was established to make it easy for Juneau residents to make donations to charitable causes they feel strongly about, such as local recreation programs, schools, scholarships, social services, arts and humanities, or other nonprofit agencies. We hope to encourage and increase personal philanthropy in Juneau by offering flexible, individualized ways to give with attractive tax advantages. In partnership with our donors, we hope to create a permanent community endowment for our community’s future needs.
The Juneau Community Foundation (JCF) granted $5,000 to Haven House, Inc., on behalf of the Machamer Fund, a donor-directed fund of the Foundation.
The grant will be used to help fund Haven House staffing.
The Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway, Alaska are pleased to announce an agreement to establish the Margaret Frans Brady Fund.
Margaret Frans Brady was a life-long arts and education advocate who supported charities in North Carolina and Alaska, where her son started a newspaper in Skagway 35 years ago. Mrs. Brady died in January 2010, and her son, William J. “Jeff” Brady, wanted her memory of good works to carry on in the community she loved.
The fund is being set up as a donor-advised fund so it may assist worthy arts and education projects or scholarships in Skagway and northern Southeast Alaska.
Like many baby boomers, until recently, I considered myself immortal. And, one day, I couldn’t believe I was actually answering questions which would lead to a will! Why should I prepare one if it would never be used?
But, reluctantly accepting the premise that none of us will make it out alive, I proceeded with the task.