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

December Newsletter

Update from Executive Director A little December newsletter potpourri…. Thank you everyone who gave during the Match Campaign. We have raised the $25,000 to match our anonymous donors’ challenge. Because of them and donors like you we’re able to keep serving the community by administering the COVID Response Fund, our 15 Scholarships and our Quick Response Grants as well. Thank … Read More

Homer Foundation 2020 Annual Meeting

This was a virtual webinar on the Zoom platform. Thank you to everyone who attended. We do have a recording below, and due to some technical difficulties, is missing the first 5 minutes of the meeting.

Pay It Forward: Educational Opportunities

October 2020 By Paula J.S. Martin, I spent much of my life working in universities and colleges. I was honored to help educate a few generations of college students. I almost didn’t have that opportunity. No one in my family was a college graduate. My mother worked hard to raise three kids as a single parent, due to being first … Read More