Raven's Circle

Shareholder Newsletter


The CIRI Foundation Celebrates 35 Years

A private foundation established in 1982, The CIRI Foundation (TCF) has contributed more than $29 million for the Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI to participate in post-secondary education.

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TCF is Born

TCF was incorporated on July 9, 1982. Its primary purpose was, and continues to be, expanding and enhancing the educational assistance programs made available to CIRI shareholders and their direct lineal descendants.

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A Word from the President

I hope you are enjoying the summer! CIRI kicked off the season with its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which drew 300 shareholders and their family members.

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CIRI in the Community

An annual charitable event that benefits programs focusing on youth and education, the CIRI Golf Classic has raised more than $1.9 million for local nonprofit organizations since it began in 1983.

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CIRI Youth Opportunities

Application deadline for SPC Youth Representative positions and submission deadline for original artwork for CIRI’s Youth Art Contest is Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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In Memory

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away.

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Missing Shareholders

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record. When CIRI mail is returned, distributions are held and shareholders do not qualify for prize drawings until it is updated.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Paneen Petersen

Colorectal cancer took the life of Paneen Petersen’s mother when she was only 45 years old. Paneen was 12 at the time. “I grew up thinking her death was a fluke,” Paneen said.

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Meet CIRI’s Summer Interns

As part of CIRI’s commitment to provide shareholders and descendants valuable experience in their career fields, this summer CIRI placed five young shareholders and descendants in temporary positions.

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INTERN-al Affairs

My name is Drew Johnson, and I am the intern assigned to CIRI’s Corporate Communications department. When I got the opportunity to live and work in Anchorage for the summer, I knew I had to take it!

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Recipe: Hearty Cabbage Soup

This recipe for hearty cabbage soup was from late CIRI shareholder Irene White’s personal collection. It originally appeared in the 2003 edition of the Ninilchik Community Cookbook.

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In Touch

CIRI shareholder Douglas Shelford and his wife, Jo, are pleased to announce the graduation of their daughter, Kendall Marie Shelford, from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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CIRI shareholder Elaine Stefanowicz and Steve Stefanowicz are pleased to announce the graduation of their son, Michael Stefanowicz, from high school.

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Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Storme Webber on her solo exhibition, Casino: A Palimpsest.

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