June 22, 2020
The joint matching gift will support the immediate needs of Providence’s COVID-19 response efforts
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI and Wells Fargo combined philanthropic forces in support of Alaska’s health care workers. The two companies partnered on a $20,000 joint matching gift to Providence Health & Services Alaska. The donation helps support Providence Alaska’s COVID-19 response.
“GCI is an Alaska-born-and-raised company and it’s more important now than ever that we support those who keep Alaskans safe and healthy,” said GCI Chief Marketing Officer Kate Slyker. “Through partnering with organizations like Wells Fargo, we’re proud to support those health care workers serving on the front lines of this global pandemic.”
“Collaborations between organizations like Wells Fargo, GCI and Providence Alaska are quintessential in our community’s response to COVID-19,” said Judith Crotty, Wells Fargo Alaska community development officer. “It’s vital that the doctors, nurses and other medical personnel who are working hard every day to protect the health of Alaskans have the support they need to manage the current health crisis.”
Providence Health & Services has a long history of serving Alaska dating back more than a century. Providence is the Alaska’s largest private employer with 4,000 employees statewide and serves six Alaska communities, including: Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward and Valdez.
“Corporate partnerships are vital to Providence Alaska’s mission to provide a lifetime of care to Alaskans of all ages,” said Suzanne Carté-Cocroft, President of the Providence Alaska Foundation. “We’re very grateful for this generous matching gift from GCI and Wells Fargo, which will go a long way in supporting the immediate needs of Providence’s COVID-19 response efforts.”
GCI and Wells Fargo are two of Alaska’s largest philanthropic contributors, donating millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours annually in support of Alaska nonprofits.
The Wells Fargo Foundation has donated over $585,000 to support Alaska nonprofits meeting critical community needs such as food, shelter, housing stability and small business support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GCI donates approximately $2 million each year in cash, products and connectivity to organizations across the state and provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations.
GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska. GCI has delivered services for nearly 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.