Seventeen lucky Alaskans who made charitable donations through Pick.Click.Give. were chosen as the winners of the 2015 “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes. Of the 22,000+ people who released their names so nonprofits could thank them, seventeen were chosen at random to win a cash prize of equal to the 2015 dividend amount – $2,072.
Winners donated to a variety of organizations through Pick.Click.Give., ranging from food banks to youth camps, special need support groups, pet rescue shelters, community foundations and more. The winners plan to use their cash prizes in a variety of ways, including paying bills, purchasing local artwork, saving for college, buying a new iPad, and even buying a horse.
Winners of the Pick.Click.Give. “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes are:
Paden Burgess – Wasilla, AK
Joshua Delong – Anchorage, AK
Susan Douglas – Juneau, AK
Lance Greer – Juneau, AK
Maren Haavig – Juneau, AK
Lynn Hohl – Seward, AK
Ethan Knapp – Anchorage, AK
Dorothy Machida – Fairbanks, AK
Michele Miller – Homer, AK
Patsy Perkins – Fairbanks, AK
Kendall Pullen – Wasilla, AK
Kris Roberts – Fairbanks, AK
Keira Robertson – Anchorage, AK
Katherine Tonsgard – Anchorage, AK
Deborah Vogt – Haines, AK
Greta Whitney – Bethel, AK
Miranda Worl – Juneau, AK
“It’s exciting to see a record number of Alaskans make the choice to support a variety of nonprofit causes. And because of their generosity, they had a chance to double their dividends,” said Jason Grenn, Pick.Click.Give. manager at The Alaska Community Foundation. “Just like the winners, the nonprofit organizations impacted through Pick.Click.Give. are located in communities throughout the state.”
During the 2015 PFD filing period Alaskans gave more than ever to a broad variety of charities across Alaska. This year 539 organizations will benefit from Pick.Click.Give. donations and record amounts in excess of $3.3 million will go to nonprofit causes across the state. More than $13.7 million has been raised through Pick.Click.Give since the program began in 2009. For a complete list of nonprofit organizations that participate in Pick.Click.Give., visit Pick.Click.Give.org
ExxonMobil generously sponsored promotion of both Pick.Click.Give. and the “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes. Other Pick.Click.Give. sponsors and partners include: Rasmuson Foundation, The Foraker Group, Alaska Mental Health Trust, Mat-Su Health Foundation, The Alaska Community Foundation, Wells Fargo, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Atwood Foundation, Alaska Children’s Trust, Northrim Bank, United Way of Anchorage and MSI Communications.