Planned Giving

Planned Giving, of any amount, is a simple and easy way to help The Folk School thrive for generations to come. Your gifts allow us to support our programming in the present and plan for our growth in the future.

Sustaining Donor
One of the deepest and long-lasting ways that you can support The Folk School is to become a sustaining donor by giving monthly. It is an immense help to have a reliable, steady stream of income to support our community of hands-on learning.
Click here to become a Sustaining Donor.

Make a Donation to our Fund at The Alaska Community Foundation
This is a general fund for the purpose of supporting the mission of The Folk School, which is to perpetuate the joy of hands-on learning.
Click here to donate to our fund at The Alaska Community Foundation

Tax-Free Minimum IRA Distributions
The Folk School is qualified to accept donations from IRA required annual minimum distributions. Please have the funds transferred directly from your financial institution or trustee in order to qualify for a tax break (our EIN is 45-2974643). We will provide you with a donation receipt for your tax records. If you have any questions about coordinating an IRA distribution, please email our Operations Director at

Legacy Gifts/Bequests
Ways you can support The Folk School in your will:

  • A designated dollar amount or a percentage of your estate
  • Property, real estate, or securities
  • Life insurance proceeds

Example wording for your will or trust:
“I devise and bequeath the sum of $____ (or ___ % of my estate, or asset) to The Folk School Fairbanks, P.O. Box 83572, Fairbanks, Alaska 99708 to be used for its general purposes (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

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Talk to your financial advisor for more information about any of the above options.

For more information, please contact Kerri Hamos, our Program Director, at or 907-457-1219.