bill that will benefit nonprofit organizations has been recently signed into
law by Governor Palin. Mary Donaldson has more.
166 is an act that allows Permanent Fund Dividend applicants to make donations
to charity, nonprofit and educational organizations. The bill was signed into law
last week. Now that it is law, organizations who are eligible can apply to be
listed in the 2008 PFD packet due out in January.
Wolfe is the vice president for the Foraker Group, an organization that offers
services to Alaska
nonprofit organizations, and was one of the many organizations to support the bill.
Wolfe says her company is willing to help organizations determine who is
eligible to apply.
(Foraker 1 :26 “…how the law is written.”)
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux is
a sponsor of this bill and says why she supports it because of it’s simplicity.
(LeDoux 1 :20s “…it’s a great idea.”)
Wolfe says House Bill 166 will positively
benefit nonprofits in Alaska.
(Foraker 2 :17 “…level of awareness.”)
Organizations will only have a short
amount time to prepare the application package in order to meet the statutory
deadlines, be qualified, and to be placed on the list for the 2008 PFD
application. Any organization interested can contact the Foraker Group for an application. All applications
must be postmarked by June 16th. Final review of applicants and their eligibility
will be determined by the Department of Revenue.
Applications can be
found at PFD INFO-AT-FORAKERGROUP-DOT-ORG or call 1-888-785-GIFT