The Art Jess Scholarship Fund was created in 2017 through the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation. The Art Jess Scholarship is open to all Alaskans, and is intended to assist Alaskans with their post-secondary education, including but not limited to trade schools, vocational schools, undergraduate and graduate schools, community colleges and distance learning.
To fund the maintenance and improvement of the library building and its fixtures, excluding operating expenses.
The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, an educational institution of the Haines Borough, is committed to collecting preserving and interpreting the history, art and unique blend of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley region.
The Sheldon Museum’s presentation of artifacts, clan trust property, and memorabilia enhances quality of life for area residents and visitors; informs researchers and historians; inspires artists and creative writers; and encourages community pride through permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits, and through a variety of outreach programs for schools and the public.