ExxonMobil Makes Gift to Cultural Program Endowment Fund

Pictured here (l to r) are Tiffany Simmons, NPS employee Adia Cotter, MTCVC board member Dawn Murphy, Executive Director Cindy Schumaker, and ExxonMobil's Kimberly Jordan.

Pictured here (l to r) are Tiffany Simmons, NPS employee Adia Cotter, MTCVC board member Dawn Murphy, Executive Director Cindy Schumaker, and ExxonMobil’s Kimberly Jordan.

ExxonMobil has donated $25,000 to the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Cultural Program Endowment Fund.  “ExxonMobil is committed to engaging with Alaska Native communities in a manner that is respectful of their cultures and customs,” said Karen Hagedorn, production manager for ExxonMobil Alaska. “We take pride in supporting the cultivation and preservation of Alaska Native traditions.”

The purpose of the endowment is to provide a long-term revenue stream for Alaska Native cultural programs within the Center.  “Our ultimate goal is to grow the endowment to $2 million to help ensure the Morris Thompson Center is filled with educational programs that preserve our cultural heritage.” said Morris Thompson Center Board Member Tiffany Simmons. “Exxon’s gift will help keep our fiddlers fiddling and our dancers dancing until the last jigger wears a hole in their moccasins! Thanks ExxonMobil!”