Education is an important tool for all who seek financial self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life for themselves, their families and communities.
Since 1983, The CIRI Foundation has contributed more than $25.7 million for the Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI to participate in post-secondary education thanks, in part, to donors like you.
- A donor’s gift benefits both The CIRI Foundation and the donor. It provides important educational financial assistance for Alaska Native enrollees to Cook Inlet region and their direct lineal descendants who are students in schools, colleges, universities, and other accredited institutions of learning.
- It also helps The CIRI Foundation to be financially self-reliant upon its own endowment earnings and private charitable contributions, instead of depending upon the uncertainties of government funding.
- For the donor, there is the satisfaction of making a gift to an on-going and worthwhile educational program that assists many people achieve life changing goals through education. This investment in the future of others shows your devotion to people by sharing your personal resources.
- Second, you can memorialize your contribution for scholarships by making it a gift in memory of a relative or friend who has passed away.
- Third, your gift for scholarships can be made to honor a living person or commemorate a special event in the life of the donor’s family.
- Finally, your contribution is tax deductible since The CIRI Foundation has an IRS 501 (c)(3) charitable organization status.
- There are several ways in which an individual donor may make a charitable gift that may be designated for The CIRI Foundation’s educational scholarship, grant and internship programs.
Before making any gift, you should contact your accountant or attorney for tax or legal advice applicable to your situation. These include: