Thank you letters for Dec. 15, 2019

Thank you, merci, danke.

Thank you for the donations

The Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium is pleased to announce that we matched a $10,000 grant from the Juneau Community Foundation’s Blackwell Fund within a month. With these funds and prior grants and donations, we completed phase two (of three phases) of our fundraising plan.

We now have the hardware and software needed for an initial Digitarium Lambda planetarium system, and we are planning for our complete system. Volunteers hope to offer a grand opening in January or February, and will soon follow with shows for the public, school classes and community groups.

We appreciate all donations and specifically acknowledge here our major business and individual donors: These include are Space Unlimited, Gary Jenkins, Bob Wild, Megan Busby, Nancy Davis and Joe Newman, Northwind Architects, Patricia Harris, Bill Leighty, Dr. Daniel Kim, and anonymous planetarium board members. Our grants, in-kind donations and cash donations of $50 or more are listed on our website.

We would also like to thank and acknowledge Seattle’s Museum of Flight and the Juneau School District for their support during our Digital Planetarium Week in October. With the additional boost from that week, the Juneau community was and continues to be very generous.

Cristina Della Rosa,

President, Friends of

the Marie Drake


Thanks for supporting heat pump workshop

The Board of Renewable Juneau would like to thank everyone who helped make our fourth annual Heat Pump Workshop a success last Saturday.

We were particularly pleased to help introduce Juneau’s new nonprofit energy and heat pump advisory service — Alaska Heat Smart.

Thanks to: Heat Pump and Electrical Contracting Companies: Alaska Heating and Plumbing, All American Home Services, Icehouse Refrigeration, Panhandle Heat Pumps, Southeast Electric, Pacific Rim/Cameron’s; presenters: Andy Romanoff, Shawn Eisele, Alec Mesdag, Richard Hayes; volunteers: Caroline Malseed, Gretchen Keiser; and Mayor Beth Weldon

For more information on Renewable Juneau, visit and for information on Alaska Heat Smart, visit

Margo Waring,

President of Board

of Renewable Juneau

Thank you, JEMA

Thank you Juneau Emergency Medical Associates (JEMA) for the generous $20,000 donation to the Treadwell Ditch Trail Renovation Project. Every dollar donated to this project is being matched 3-to-1 by a trail improvement grant awarded to the Juneau Community Foundation from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

JEMA’s extraordinary donation is helping to pay the way for Trail Mix Inc. to continue their great renovation work on the historic trail on Douglas Island. In addition to our gratitude for their outright donation, we are also grateful for their highly skilled, compassionate health care professionals who are members of the emergency medical team at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

This trail improvement project has a local cash match requirement of $220,000. Thanks to generous donors $180,000 has been raised thus far: 81% to goal. To learn more about the community partnership that is making the Treadwell Ditch Trail more accessible and safer from beginning to end, visit

Jamie Waste,

Juneau Community


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