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The Juneau Community Foundation (JCF), Juneau Emergency Medical Associates (JEMA), and Juneau Medical Staff announce the formation of the Juneau Medical Society Fund. This donor-advised fund was established to support medical training and health-related education for the people of Southeast Alaska.

JEMA and Juneau Medical Staff have contributed to this fund and anticipate growing the fund so that annual earnings will fund scholarships to provide grants to individuals pursuing medical training who anticipate living and working in Southeast Alaska.

“In our work, JEMA has found that it can be difficult to attract medical staff to Juneau and Southeast Alaska. We decided we could help by assisting with education and training costs for young people looking to work in medicine in Southeast Alaska,” said Dr. Jim Thompson. “By coming together with Juneau Medical Staff on this idea we hope to grow this fund more quickly and provide scholarships sooner.”

For their philanthropic giving in 2009, JEMA was awarded the business philanthropist of the year by the Juneau Community Foundation.

Those who wish to contribute to this fund can do so by sending a check made out to the Juneau Community Foundation, 350 North Franklin Street, Suite 4, Juneau, Alaska 99801. Please indicate on the memo line that the donation is for the Juneau Medical Society Fund.

The mission of the Juneau Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy and effectively respond to the needs of our communities. In the six years since its inception, JCF has awarded over $550,000 in grants. For more information, contact Executive Director, Amy Skilbred at amy@juneaucf.org or 523-5450.

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