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Our Work in the Community

Making a Difference

We are committed to the communities where our team members live and work. We recognize investing in our youth and their futures is how we build positive, healthy places to live. That’s why youth development – including initiatives that provide youth with opportunities for education and leadership, positive environments to learn and grow, and access to technology – is a core focus of Alaska Communications’ commitment to responsible corporate citizenship. That’s also why we started the Summer of Heroes scholarship program.

Community Support

We support our employees —
who support our communities

Through our Alaska Communications Employee Volunteer Grant Program we are proud to support our people, contributing up to $250 to any eligible non-profit at which our employees volunteer 20 or more hours per calendar year.

To see if your organization is one we can work with in the future, please email us at [email protected].

Our largest community support programs include our work with Boys and Girls Clubs – Alaska and United Way. In addition, we support various nonprofits around Alaska that create meaningful impacts in the community. From youth organizations to social justice, we’re proud to lend a helping hand. We also hold memberships in local chambers of commerce and economic development councils. Pictured: Employees support United Way’s annual campaign to celebrate Anchorage’s high school graduates.

PART OF THE TEAM

We’re helping give a new local sports program the home ice advantage. We’re powering the Anchorage Wolverines.

Hockey is a big part of our Alaska lifestyle, and the Wolverines offer a hat-trick of things we love: bringing the community together, supporting young athletes and providing hard-hitting entertainment.

We hope to see you at a game!

Supporting Those Who Serve

We’re dedicated to supporting the men and women who serve our nation and state

As an internet service provider on nearly all Alaska military installations, we recognize the opportunity for us to give back. We do this primarily through our relationship with USO Alaska. The USO strengthens service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

Alaska Communications presenting a contribution check to the USO

Pictured from left: Alaska Communications’ Kevin Cook, Barrett Banks, USO Alaska executive director, Alaska Communications’ president and CEO Bill Bishop and Heather Rhodes, marketing manager.

Race to Nome

Since 2012, Alaska Communications has proudly sponsored Ramey Smyth and the Homestretch Racing team on their journey to Nome.

Ramey has raced the Iditarod many, many times, placing in the Top 10 repeatedly. In 2021 he finished in 10th place.

Follow Ramey and his team on Facebook to stay up to date and cheer them on!
Smyth Racing Team ➤

Inspiring Change LIVE UNITED®

Each fall, we come together as an organization to support change in our communities through our United Way campaign. In the last seven years, we’ve raised and donated $485,000 to benefit United Way in Alaska and Oregon.

We’re proud to support United Way's life-changing work.

CEO Bill Bishop and leadership team members caught some pie in the face for the annual United Way fundraiser

In 2019, our CEO and leadership team members got messy in the name of raising cash for a great cause.

Thought Leadership WLEAD Speaker Series

Each month we invite thought leaders from our communities to share relevant personal and professional insights on topics that affect us at home, at work, and in our communities. Available live online and open to the public, we invite you to join us at our next WLEAD Speaker Series event. Learn More ➤

Spreading Holiday Cheer

We’re proud to participate in Toys for Tots, a Marine Corps Reserve program who's mission is delivering hope to less fortunate children. Employees at Alaska Communications donate time and effort to help raise program awareness and to collect donated toys for distribution to children in need. Our employees look forward to toy-collection season each year, and we’re thankful for their generosity and community commitment.

Pictured from left: Heather Rhodes, Lance Corporal Rebecca Brewer, Katherine Dugan, Diedre Williams, Jackie Choque, Amanda Hesser and Amanda Shults.

Community Involvement

Summer of Heroes Program

Meet the 2021 Heroes

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