With deep appreciation, we list these organizations and individuals that have made cash contributions from $1,000 to $120,000. We wish we had the space to list every contribution because each contribution, no matter how large or small, is significant to this effort.
We are particularly grateful to the Rasmuson Foundation for its basic grant and challenge grant totaling $120,000.
Through donations large and small, the Anchorage "Downtown" Rotary Club raised over $452,000 and benefited from "in kind" donations of goods and services valued in excess of $177,000. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we have been able to provide a sizable maintenance fund to cover the daily maintenance costs and maintain the Planet Walk in good condition. Thank You!
Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk Primary SponsorsAnchorage Rotary Club
Sun Station Primary SponsorsThe O. P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation, Inc.
Kiosk Primary SponsorConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
Planet Station SponsorsMercury — Dave Garrison, in Memory of Gilbert Franklin Garrison
Venus — Hotel Captain Cook
Earth — Wilder Construction and Alaska Railroad
Mars — Timothy, William, & Natalie Treadwell in Memory of Carol Treadwell
Jupiter — Westchester Neighborhood Rotarians
Saturn — Ed and Cathy Rasmuson
Uranus — Chilkoot Charlie's
Neptune — Joseph B. III, Jon, Philip H. and Tashna Deisher in Memory of Beth and Doctor Joe Deisher
Pluto — Julius J. & Lucy Brecht and Jim & Marsha Fergusson
Beyond Pluto — Deborah L. and Jeanne Williams, in Honor of Jeanne's 90th Birthday
Additional SponsorsAnchorage Daily News — School Curriculum
Anchorage Community Development Authority
McKinley Capital Management
Stars of the Planet WalkAlyeska Pipeline Service Company
Anchorage International Rotary Club
CJ Stiegele in Memory of Chuck & Marge Stiegele
GCI in Memory of Chuck Nickerson
GCI in Memory of Hayward Paul Ladner
Jeff Clarke & Kris Ryan-Clarke
Jon Kumin Family
Laura Hillary & Jon C. Deisher
Robert & Marianne Boyer
Suzanne Linford, Linford of Alaska, Inc.
Tania, Rebecca & Linnea Deisher
Pacific Alaska Forwarders
Friends of the Planet WalkAnchorage East Rotary Club
Anchorage South Rotary Club
Dave & Terry Dittman
Flip Todd, Todd Communications
Halcro Family Foundation
Joan & Lloyd Morris
Marc & Jean Hellenthal
McKinley Capital Management
Pita and Larry Benz
RIM Architects & RIM Design
Robert & Sally Green
The Literary Ladies
Walter John & Sharon Richards
We are grateful for the thousands of volunteer hours donated by Rotarians and others from the community, too numerous to mention here. The estimated value of the recorded in kind donations as of August 2006 totals over $177,000! Individuals and companies that have donated services with a value of $1,000 and over are listed. However, thanks to all of our contributors!