Cornerstone Donor Spotlight: Alaska Communications

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11/4/21

By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer

With its history of service to Alaskans outdating the history of our state itself, Covenant House Alaska is proud to partner with and humbled to receive the generous support of Alaska Communications. 

As a long-time supporter, Alaska Communications’ gifts to Covenant House Alaska are foundational to our mission of ending youth homelessness. The fact that our facilities stay lit and heated are testaments to Alaska Communications’ devotion to our local community. 

“We are pleased to partner with Covenant House Alaska as one of their primary supporters,” said Alaska Communications CEO Bill Bishop. “The work they do for the homeless youth of our community is necessary, and their unflagging energy and support for those youth is commendable.”

Connecting Alaskans through work and service

As the leading advanced broadband and managed IT services provider in the state, building reliable connections is the modus operandi of Alaska Communications. Their state-of-the-art data network and undersea fiber-optic system ensure Alaskans can connect with others across our vast state and the lower 48.

Yet, Alaska Communications’ devotion to connectivity extends beyond their formal work. This value defines their company philosophy and motivates their tireless community service.

Thus, Alaska Communications has demonstrated its commitment to the communities where its 560 team members live and work through an outpouring of service projects and gifts. They have donated $425,000 dollars to United Way and over $200,000 dollars in corporate donations and scholarships to the Boys & Girls Club of Alaska.

Alaska Communications’ devotion to responsible corporate citizenship and the future of young Alaskans makes us both proud to work alongside them and humbled that they would choose to extend their benevolence to our organization. 

Alaska Communications and Covenant House Alaska

For over 20 years, Alaska Communications has been an unwavering supporter of Covenant House Alaska.

Aside from their sizable gifts, we rely on Alaska Communications to keep our ever-growing system of care facilities running smoothly. Alaska Communications was integral in the opening of our Rights of Passage program, as they built the communications network that keeps our sites and staff in contact with each other. 

Their employees and executive team have even taken the time to serve as mentors at Covenant House Alaska and participate in our community events. Alaska Communications staff have organized fishing trips for our youth and prepared Thanksgiving dinner for our young mothers at Passage House. 

Alaska Communications team members and CEO Bill Bishop are also regular participants in our annual Sleep Out event. They described it as a moving and eye-opening experience that broadened their perspective on what some Alaskans are living through.

Thank you, Alaska Communications

Overall, Alaska Communications describes it as a community responsibility, and thus a responsibility of businesses inside that community, to ensure the safety of young people. We give them our most profound thanks for their concrete and efficacious actions that live out this philosophy. 

If your organization would like to know more about partnering with Covenant House Alaska, please contact Chief Development Officer Joe Hemphill at jhemphill@covenanthouseak.org

We are beyond grateful for the support of Alaska Communications!

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