June 3, 2019
GCI donates $28,000 to support rural programs and mobile bidding
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Every child should have the opportunity to discover the best in themselves and others in a fun, safe learning environment. Camp Fire Alaska, with support from GCI, strives to provide those opportunities, helping kids find their spark, lift their voice and discover who they are. This year, GCI is providing a $28,000 cash and in-kind contribution to support Camp Fire’s rural programs throughout the state.
“GCI provides service to 240 Alaska communities and we are committed supporting programs that enrich the lives of youth in the communities we serve,” said GCI Senior Manager of Community Engagement Jenifer Nelson. “We are pleased to be able to support Camp Fire Alaska programs that help Alaska kids develop self-confidence, challenge themselves and become the next generation of leaders.”
Nelson is a board member of Camp Fire Alaska.
Camp Fire Alaska is GCI’s June Spotlight Partner. Each month, GCI “shines a spotlight” on an Alaska nonprofit by featuring them on digital displays in 30 GCI stores across Alaska, social media messaging and partnering for spots on iHeart radio stations. GCI’s Monthly Spotlight Partner program is valued at $180,000 annually.
“Each year Camp Fire Alaska has been able to grow and do more for the state’s youth with the help of organizations like GCI supporting our endeavors,” said Camp Fire Alaska CEO Barb Dubovich. “We are thankful that GCI has been willing to assist us in empowering our youth.”
Since 1913 Camp Fire Alaska has been serving Alaska’s youth by promoting healthy life skills and choices such as boating safety instruction, arts and crafts, cooperative games, hikes, camp-outs, teen activities, service projects and community events.
GCI is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Over the past 5 years, GCI has donated more than $10 million in cash, products, scholarships and grants to Alaska organizations like Camp Fire Alaska. In addition, GCI provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations through the GCI Community Service program. In 2018, more than 660 GCI employees volunteered nearly 8,200 hours through this program. For more information about how GCI supports organizations across Alaska, visit https://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.
GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com.