Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce over $80,000 in recent contributions to education and women’s shelter programs. According to Bobbi Quintavell, President and CEO, “At Sitnasuak we believe our social responsibility as a Village Corporation is integral to strengthening our community, our people, and our culture. We are proud that our 2017 charitable contributions provide important support for stronger communities and overall quality of life among our people. Sitnasuak was able to make significant donations at the end of 2017 to education and women’s shelter programs in Nome, the Bering Strait Region and with the University of Alaska. We are proud to financially help with important and much needed services.”
The Sitnasuak charitable contributions that were approved in December 2017 included the following organizations:
Nome Public Schools for Inupiaq Immersion & Aviation Programs $43,750
Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC) $25,000
UAF-Rural Alaska Honors Institute $6,500
Bering Sea Women’s Group $10,000
The contributions maximize and take advantage of the State of Alaska education tax credits. Each contribution also provides important benefits with communities and Shareholders.
According to Chairman Bobby Evans, “We are glad to be a partner with nonprofit organizations especially when funding can be a challenge. Sitnasuak is looking forward to the success of these valuable programs to impact the education and well-being of our communities and people.”
SNC is an Alaska Native village corporation created in 1971 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Today, SNC is the largest of 16 village corporations in the Bering Straits region with over $130 million in annual revenues. SNC is owned by almost 2,900 Alaska Native Shareholders.
SNC is headquartered in Nome, Alaska, with operations in Alaska, California, Virginia and Puerto Rico. Our family of companies include Bonanza Fuel, Bonanza Express, Fidelity Title of Alaska, Mat-Su Title Agency, Nanuaq, Mocean, SNC Technical Services, Aurora Industries, and Sitnasuak Applied Technologies.