Individuals Who Galvanize Communities


Anchorage Trail Care Fund

Anchorage residents know and love their city for its world class trail system. This unusual access to the outdoors is here today thanks to a cadre of individuals who envisioned a place where trails are accessible and fun for all. Two individuals stand out for their commitment and galvanizing efforts over the years: Jim and Sally Burkholder. Leaders in Anchorage cross-country skiing since the 1960s, Jim and Sally worked tirelessly with others to achieve a year-round trail system for all skill levels. Today, through the establishment of a Field of Interest Fund at The Alaska Community Foundation and a generous legacy gift, Jim and Sally are ensuring that generations to come will have unparalleled access to Anchorage’s outdoors.