Coeur Alaska makes major donation to new JACC

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau’s local arts agency and the new Juneau Arts & Culture Center partnership have announced a major donation from Coeur Alaska to the ongoing capital campaign to build the New JACC.

    Coeur Alaska, owner and operator of the Kensington Mine, is donating $50,000 to the campaign to be used as a matching incentive to encourage other donors to join the fundraising effort.

    According to Ben Brown of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, more than 100 donors have made major contributions in excess of $10,000 and substantial grants have also been received from an array of businesses and foundations.

    Mark Kiessling, General Manager for Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine, said, “We at Coeur Alaska really value the work of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council in helping maintain the high quality of life we all enjoy in Juneau. From the educational programs for youth, to providing a venue for the performing arts, the JAHC does amazing things, and we are excited to help build a new dedicated facility.”

    Partnership Capital Campaign Committee Board Co-Chair Peter Jurasz said, “We are so grateful to Coeur Alaska, and we look forward to the boost this matching donation will provide at upcoming events such as the New Year’s Eve Gala at Centennial Hall. This makes it clear that our momentum will continue, and we will build the New JACC.”

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