2021 Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. IT was a lovely Zoom gathering celebrating 30 years of the Homer Foundation. Here is a copy of our annual report: And here is the video recording of the meeting: Also huge congratulations to our People’s Choice Award Winners: Kachemak Swim Club, nominated by Matt Clark … Read More

October 2021 Newsletter: Facilitating Community Projects

Update from the Executive Director No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. H.E. Luccock One of the many benefits of being an independent community foundation is the agility and flexibility to react to community needs. One of the ways we do that is through facilitating and supporting community projects. Over the years, we … Read More

September Newsletter: Recommitting to Vanguard Investment Management

Update from the Executive Director Last month, the Board of Trustees of the Homer Foundation recommitted to using Vanguard Investment Services as our investment managers. Since moving to Vanguard in 2018 we have experienced positive and predictable growth following their market based strategy. In fiscal year 2019 (July 1 – June 30) our performance was 6.53%, in 2020 we were … Read More

March 2021 Newsletter: One Year Later

Update from Executive Director One Year Later “In like a lion, out like a lamb” is how we like to think of March. Change and transition. Last March we were just beginning to grapple with the idea of a global pandemic. Communities were realizing the most vulnerable would need help and planning for how segments of the economy would be … Read More

May 2021 Newsletter: Spring Scholarships

Update from Executive Director I postponed the newsletter a few days this month so I could include the names of all the amazing scholarship awardees this year. I sat in on all the selection meetings this year and heard how impressed the committees were with all the applicants. This year, with the help of donors, we were able to award … Read More

Doing Well by Doing Good: Philanthropy as a Business Model

By: Allison Trimble Paparoa Growing up in Anchor Point as a precocious and involved youngster, I was often the recipient of local support. Whether it was the local businesses sponsoring my run for Rodeo Queen or receiving the Elks and Realtor Scholarships as a Senior in High School, community backing was ever present. My involvement in the Equine and Agricultural Industry … Read More

Halibut Cove Live CANCELLED 2021

See you in 2022! Dear Friends and Supporters,Due to ongoing concerns and continuing uncertainties about large gatherings in light of COVID 19, for a second year we are cancelling Halibut Cove Live. As much as we all want to see you and come together for this one of a kind event, it became clear that we could not commit to … Read More

February Newsletter: Legacy is Love

  February 14th is Valentine’s Day. A day we remember that special ones we love. Spouses, children, friends can all be your Valentine. I recently met a man who loves his community and is expressing that with a legacy gift. He said to me, “The remainder of my estate will be divided  with 1/3rd to my son, 1/3 to my … Read More

Pay It Forward: Pier One Then and Now

When we arrived in Homer forty years ago, Peter was sure that he had left his theatrical opportunities behind. He was delighted to discover that he was wrong – despite the lack of a permanent home, Pier One Theatre was thriving! Our first winter here Peter acted in the production of Scrooge, while I played in the pit orchestra. Most … Read More

January Newsletter: Turning the Page

Update from the Executive Director Turning the page We have turned the page on 2020. Most of us are glad to think of the last year as a memory and are already looking forward to everything the calendar brings us here in this amazing place.  Long days, migrating birds, whales, returning salmon and newly born moose calves in wild flowers, … Read More