Living Treasures Program

“Honoring someone through Living Treasures is a way of increasing the wealth of human relationships and helping out the nonprofits.”

JoAnn Ross Cunningham

The Living Treasures Program was created as a way for donors to honor friends, relatives and community members who are valued and make a difference in a variety of ways. Your gift to the Living Treasures Program in the name of a specific person helps support the work of the many nonprofit organizations in the Chilkat Valley.

Living Treasures gifts can be made to any Chilkat Valley Community Foundation fund.

Individuals named as Living Treasures will be recognized in CVCF’s annual December newsletter, on CVCF’s Facebook page, and on this web page. They will also receive a special card acknowledging them as a treasure. Currently our Living Treasures card features artwork by Haines High School graduate Elizabeth Jurgeleit.

To make your donation in honor of someone, please indicate the name on your check or in “Additional Instructions” when donating online.

I can’t really bake enough cookies or cakes to show the depth of my appreciation to some people, but I can make a donation in their name through Living Treasures. Chilkat Valley would not be as wonderful a place to live without people who do so much for our community. I love having this option to donate money in their names to CVCF, who will then multiply the money to the benefit of our community.

Cindy Buxton


2023 Living Treasures


2022 Living Treasures

♥ Nancy DeCherney & the Hopper clan

♥ Chuck Mitman & all the Uglys

 ♥ Cynthia Allen

♥ Wendy Bergstrand

♥ Sally Boisvert

♥ Greg Brittenham

♥ JoAnn Ross Cunningham

♥ June Haas

♥ Haines Community Volunteers

♥ Warren Johnson

♥ CJ Jones

♥ Lorraine Kasko

♥ Tim McDonough & Ann Myren

♥ Doris Peck

♥ Sharon Samuels

♥ Stephanie Scott

♥ Nishan & Susan Weerasinghe

2021 Living Treasures

♥ In honor of Heather Lende’s books

♥ In honor of “anonymous” donors

♥ First responders to the weather event in December 2020

♥ Heather Lende for her wonderful books about Haines

♥ Shaleena Bott

Medical clinic staff who nobly serve

♥ The people of the Chilkat – the community

♥ SEARHC nurses

♥ Georgia Haisler

♥ Ron Stotz & Nancy Bandy

♥ Jesse Pinkman

 Melissa Aronson

♥ Janice Studley

♥ John Norton

♥ Don Turner, Jr.

♥ Roger Schnabel

♥ Winter Cheney

♥ Bryan Harman

♥ Hearts for Haines

♥ Barbara Laye

♥ Vincent & Jansy Hansen

♥ NeNe Wolfe

♥ Michelle Howell

♥ Heather Lende

♥ Jeff Baird

Allen Arnone & Morgen Smith

♥ Richard & Annie Caulfield

Aaron Davidman & Sarana Miller

Drew Degen

Celeste Grimes

Haines EMS

Haines EOS

Haines Landslide Disaster Relief

Tom Hall

Michelle Howell

Tom Traibush & Nomi Sundberg

Helen VanNice

2020 Living Treasures

♥ Cecily Stern

♥ Annette Gregg Smith

♥ Greg Podsiki

♥ Mike Howard

♥ Steve & Ann Marie Fossman

♥ Gregg Bigsby

♥ Haines EMS

♥ Jim & Lee Graham

♥ Peter Sidmore

♥ Sam, Shannon, Owen & Emily McPhetres

♥ Celeste Grimes

♥ The Staska Family

♥ Jim Stock

♥ Tom Traibush & Nomi Sundberg  

♥ Van Sundberg & Tracey Miller


♥ Richard & Annie Caulfield


 Sue & Sarah

 Haines Landslide Disaster Relief

♥ Aaron & Sarana

♥ Helen VanNice, Norma, Ruth and Esther Hurlburt

♥ Everyone in Haines

♥ Heather Lende and the residents of Haines

♥ Haines EOC

♥ Local Journalists at KHNS & Chilkat Valley News

♥ Heather Lende

♥ The Hayden-Lewis Family

♥ Danny Hill

♥ Morgen Smith & Allen Arnone

♥ Rebecca Smith & Damon Stuebner

♥ Joe Oesterling & Tracy Mikowski

♥ The Haines Community

♥ Shannon McPhetres

♥ Jerry Blood

 Drew Degen

♥ Dr. Bill Broste

 Ann Myren

♥ Sara Chapell

 Chuck Mitman

♥ Jerry & Barb Blood

♥ Jeanne Kitayama

2019 Living Treasures

♥ Mike Howard

♥ Gregg Bigsby

♥ Chip Lende

♥ Steve & JoAnn Cunningham

♥ Steve & Ann Fossman

♥ Liz Heywood

♥ Lea Harris

♥ Greg Podsiki

♥ Cecily Stern

♥ Annette Gregg Smith

2018 Living Treasures

♥ Dick and Julie Folta

♥ Ron and Jacque Horn

♥ Stan Jones

♥ David Olerud

♥ Nancy Nash

♥ Lora McCoy

Greg & Shannon Higgins

2017 Living Treasures

♥ Dick and Julie Folta

♥ Vince and Jansy Hansen

♥ Marianne Rasmussen

♥ Nicki Hopper

♥ Dave and Valery McCandless

♥ Jim Shook

♥ Bruce Gilbert

♥ Chip & Heather Lende

2016 Living Treasures

♥ Bruce Gilbert

♥ Chuck Mitman

♥ Linda Graham

♥ Valery McCandless

♥ Marnie Hartman

♥ Anne Boyce and Paul Swift

♥ Caitlin Stern and Jessie Barker

2015 Living Treasures

♥ Sam McPhetres

♥ Vinca Gilman

♥ Patrick Shallcross

♥ Ann Myren

♥ Alan Heinrich

2014 Living Treasures

♥ Len Feldman

♥ Debra Schnabel

♥ Melissa Aronson

Mardell Gunn

2013 Living Treasures

 Linda Graham

 Ralph Borders

 Mark and Diana Edwards

 Georgia Haisler

 Art Jess

 Ed and Yuko Hays

 Beth MacCready

 Sandy June Degen

Diz Kistler

♥ Mardell Gunn

♥ Gershon Cohen

♥ Tim Shields

 Doris Ward

 Charlie DeWitt

 Liz Heywood

 Michelle Byer

 Lyle Huff

 Nancy Nash

2012 Living Treasures

Mario and Natalie Benassi

Pam Randles

Lindsey Moore

Stephanie Scott

Steve Vick

Kimberley Strong

Nevada Benton

Tiana Taylor

Patty Brown

Maisie Jones

Jacky Rugirello

Cheryl Stickler

Maria Ackley