TUALATIN, OR – Since 1986, Alaska Airlines has provided an annual in-kind contribution of round trip, main cabin flight vouchers for use by member colleges of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (“The Alliance”). For 2021, Alaska Airlines generously renewed their support, contributing 30 round trip, systemwide vouchers for use by the colleges to recruit students, meet with donors, send representatives to academic conferences and events, and other college serving purposes. The cumulative value of Alaska Airlines’ in-kind contributions totals over $2 million and more than 2,500 tickets have been used over the course of the partnership.
“On behalf of the Alliance Board of Trustees, we are grateful for all that Alaska Airlines has done for The Alliance and our member colleges and universities over the course of 36 years,” says Alliance President Brent Wilder. “While travel was on hold for much of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful for this tangible, direct budget relieving support for Alliance member institutions in their efforts to bring new, gifted students to the region, reengage with alumni and friends across the country, and provide professional development opportunities to their employees.”
“We are thrilled to help connect educators and students to opportunities for which distance would otherwise be an insurmountable obstacle to unique and necessary learning opportunities,” said Joelle Nausin, Community Relations Manager at Alaska Airlines.
Providing flight vouchers to The Alliance is just one of the many ways Alaska is involved in the communities in which they live and serve. Further Alaska Airlines highlights positively impacting Oregon include:
- July 15, 2021 – Alaska Airlines Foundation awards LIFT Grants to nonprofits as they transition from the COVID-19 pandemic
- September 22, 2020 – Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $430,000 in grants to inspire young people
- April 23, 2020 – Alaska Airlines Foundation grants awarded to address critical community needs
To learn more about establishing a partnership with The Alliance like that of Alaska Airlines, please contact Brent Wilder at 503.342.0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (“The Alliance”) is comprised of 13 private, nonprofit, independent colleges and universities in the state of Oregon. These institutions deliver high-quality experiential learning with high-impact teaching strategies. The Alliance is the collective voice of Oregon’s independent, nonprofit higher education sector. For more information, visit www.oaicu.org.