ERIN JOHNSON MEMORIAL FUND – DONOR ADVISED
When many people give collectively to a cause, the results can be astounding. In 2017, the Erin K. Johnson Memorial Fund was established to honor a remarkable young woman whose life ended far too early. Hundreds of donations from around Alaska and the world, quickly poured in as a tribute to Erin’s indomitable spirit and values, and as an expression of love for Erin and her family.
Erin’s fund is now large enough to provide, in perpetuity, grants to organizations aligned with Erin’s passions: connecting youth with the outdoors, promoting science education, and preserving Alaska’s wild places.
Erin’s aunt, Susan Quinlan, expanded on this idea and noted that the fund will keep Erin’s spirit alive by “getting more kids outdoors, exploring, adventuring, and learning about nature and science, conquering their own mountains, and quite possibly helping keep parts of Alaska wild for many generations of children to come.” This fund, made up of contributions large and small, will now forever support the important causes that Erin cared about and to which she dedicated her life to.