Mission statement:
The Fairbanks Curling Club Foundation, Inc. will promote the sport of curling and support and foster amateur sports competition for the Fairbanks area residents.”

In 1990, the Curling Club Foundation was registered with IRS as a 501(C )(3). It is a separate tax entity from the Fairbanks Curling Club. The Foundation follows IRS guidelines and disburses close to the minimum amount required each year, and preserves the principal to help support the mission statement for future years.

 

Donations are recognized on an accumulated basis from 1991 to the current year. United Way donors are also recognized if authorization was received.

Original Founders in 1991 $5000
E. M. Cox, Margaret Cox, Joe and Dolores Jackovich, Norm MacPhee, Kenneth A. Murray, 
Louise Severance, Paul Stutzmann, Dave Swanson

Eight Ender $5000
Robert Bettisworth, Corky Corkran, Earl Crass, Ted Cox, Fairbanks Curling Lions (8), Denis & Pat Fox, Foundation annual dinners, Estate of Howard Mackey (31), Estate of Phelpsie Sirlin, Estate of Frank Severance (29), Estate of Paul Stutzmann (2), Bill & Cindi Gryder, GVEA match, Lenny & Michele Johnson, Peter & Denise Lundquist, Memory of Jean Cox, Memory of Denis Fox (2), Memory of Paul Misterek, Memory of Carl Ledbetter, Memory of Chet Vanderbilt, Paul Misterek, Rex and Moira Nutter, The William Cindy Peskoff Charitable Fund, Harold Samuelson, Louise Severance, Wm Stroecker Foundation (15), Paul Stutzmann, Marion Weeks Foundation (4), United Way Anonymous, Chet & Claire Vanderbilt, Greg & Barbara Wyman

Benefactor $1000-$4999
Alyeska match, Chuck & Carol & Angela Bean, Adie Callahan, Mark & Susan Carothers, Pat & Glen Franklin, GVEA match, Gayle & Lee Hazen, Dave & Joanne Hufman, Alaska Linck, Grant McCoy, Memory of Gary Birklid, Memory of Wally & Ann Cathcart, Memory of Dave Swanson, Dave & Roberta Miller, Ron Miller, Mary Mitchell, John & Kathy Nussbaumer, Jason and Jen Ostnes, Ralph & Ouida Paden, Lance & Karen Parrish, Allen & Janelle Persinger, Ken & Cathy Persinger, Bill & Jane Pryor, Leland & Margaret Rich, Gerry & Sandy Richards, Danny and Paula Robinette, Steve & Debbie Sather, Steve and Cathy Shuttleworth, Phelpsie Sirlin, William Stroecker, Arnold Tornell, Walsh Kelliher & Sharp in honor of Ted Cox, Don & Millie Wheat, Jack & Charlotte Wilbur

Patron $500-$999
Patricia Bergdahl, Larry & Anne Burke, Ruth & Wally Burnett, Cole Carson, Ed & Alta Clark, Jim & Diane Fulford, Alice King, Memory of Earl Crass, Memory of Nadine Draper, Matt Evenson, Martha Hanlon and Jeanette Smith, Memory of Joe & Dolores Jackovich, Memory of Corky Corkran, Memory of Ed Krivak, Memory of Leonard Pilcher, Michael and Terri McFarland, Ken H. & Nancy Murray, Greg and Catharine Persinger, LeRoy & Barbara Rich, Bill and Betsy Robertson, Per & Lynda Sather, Julie Shalvoy, Jeff & Karen Spaleta, Jan & Dan Sorenson, Wilma Schikora, Lisa Stevenson, Williams Alaska Petroleum

Sustaining $100-$499
Jack & Connie Burnett, Canoy Family, Larry Crouder, Hal & Nadyne Draper, Dolores Dodson, Jim and Kathi Dodson, Marge Eagan, Larry Ehnert, Merrill Hakala, Janet Gillam, Charlie Green, Bill & Connie Kind, Doug & Karen Laird, Mapco Alaska Petroleum, Jim McCord, Claudia Koch & Dave Goodard, Jeannine Graves, Charlie Green, Bob & Betty Hufman, Doris Loennig, MAPCO Alaska Petroleum match, Memory of Bill Birklid Sr., Memory of Janet Gillam, Memory of Phil Jones, Memory of Roger Moore, Memory of Ken A. Murray, Memory of Ralph Paden, Memory of Harold Samuelson, Memory of Wilma Schikora, Memory of Louise Severance, Gordon Moe, John & Mary Ann Nickles, Bert & Betsy Sharp, Bev Shuttleworth, Olga Steger, Elmer & Toni Stone, Denny Thies, Michelle Thompson, June Thomson, Al & Helen Vacura

Family $50-$99
Glen & Ellen Cruse, Joe & Evelyn Franich, B.J. Henson, Sharon Herman, Paul & Gina Hufman, Margie MacFarland, Harvey Marlin, Dick Morris, Janice Noll, Jon Sandberg, Betty Waldhaus, Jim & Judy Worley

Donors from years when amounts were not available from United Way
Bill Birklid, Sharon Burris, Design Alaska match, Tracy Johnson, Sue Sandberg.

The Board also wishes to thank over twenty persons who over the years have not checked the box for United Way to release their contribution or identity

Please accept our apologies for misspelled names. Information submitted to the best of our ability.

 

The Fairbanks Curling Foundation, Inc., offers scholarships to aid students who are attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks and who act as ambassadors by actively promoting and participating in the sport of curling.  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2017 for the Fall semester.  For more information contact Debbie Sather at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This scholarship was established by the Fairbanks Curling Club Foundation to aid students who are attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks and who act as ambassadors by actively promoting and participating in the sport of curling.

Eligibility

High school GPA of 3.0 or higher and/or University of Alaska with GPA of 2.0 or higher (4.0 scale).
Meet and maintain eligibility standards for UAF.
Previous and current curling participation mandatory.

Amount

$500 per semester for full-time student..
Renewal for seven concurrent semesters as long as eligibility standards are maintained for each school semester.  Maximum total scholarship = $4000.  

Application Procedure

  • Complete the scholarship application. (Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get a copy of the application.)  
  • Write an essay (maximum 500 words) describing how curling has affected your life.
  • Obtain a copy of your high school or college transcripts (whichever is most recent).
  • Obtain two letters of recommendation from individuals not related to you.
  • Submit completed application, essay, transcripts, and letters of recommendation to the Fairbanks Curling Club Foundation no later than April 30.

Selection Process

The curling club scholarship committee will review completed applications and qualifications of the applicants

For more information contact Debbie Sather at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

Contributions have been received from individuals, United Way designations, the Fairbanks Curling Lions, the Marion Weeks Foundation, the William Stroecker Foundation and two large estate donors, Howard Mackey and Frank Severance.

Grants have been awarded to the Fairbanks Curling Club to promote curling through open houses, curling instruction, youth curling in schools, and club projects to help improve the curling facility. The Foundation has helped support travel for junior curlers to the U.S. National events and Arctic Winter Games, travel for adults to the U.S. Mixed Nationals and to the Pacific International Cup in Vancouver. In 2007, the Foundation began awarding scholarships to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

There are no paid wages in the Foundation. A small amount is paid for preparation of the annual IRS tax return. All other work (daily accounting, fund raising, and investing), is accomplished on a volunteer basis.

Current Directors: Bill Gryder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Lee Hazen, Peter Lundquist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Gerry Richards, Margaret Rich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Deb Sather. Director Emeritus: Claire Vanderbilt.

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