BSNC Interns Raise More Than $50,000 for BSF

This year, BSNC’s summer interns helped plan and host the Bering Straits Foundation (BSF) Art Auction that was held on July 17 at the Petroleum Club in Anchorage. Thanks to the many donors, the auction reached its goal of raising $50,000 to benefit BSF’s scholarship programs. BSNC and BSF sincerely thank the donors and artists who donated their beautiful artwork, those who purchased art and those who made financial contributions. BSNC also expresses a special thanks to the Rasmuson Foundation for their donation of $5,000, Tom and Cindy Massie for their $20,000 donation, and an anonymous  employee donor for their $5,000 donation.

With the very generous support of individuals like you and community organizations, BSF is able to help BSNC shareholders and descendants who seek to further their educational and vocational goals. Your investment is more than a commitment to BSF – it is an affirmation of your connection to, and support of, BSNC’s current and future generations of students who are making positive strides in their lives and positive impacts in our communities.

Your support helps positively impact the lives of BSF recipients such as Isabel Yamat, a BSF recipient who participated in the BSNC Summer Internship program and was promoted to Assistant Facilities Security Officer: “I am grateful for the support Bering Straits Foundation gave me while I pursued my degree. I was a first-generation college student, and with their support I was able to obtain my degree. The support and assistance they dedicate to Bering Straits shareholders and descendants is truly admirable and uplifting.”

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