For the past 20-plus years the Homer Foundation has managed the Jessica Stevens Memorial Fund with care and sensitivity. This has resulted in giving many Homer area youth opportunities to participate and learn in the area of the performing arts, opportunities that they might not have had otherwise.
For 47 years I have been engaged in natural resource exploitation in Alaska, primarily on the Kenai Peninsula. Recent successful exploration and on-going development by Armstrong in the North Fork Unit and by Hilcorp in the Nikoleavsk Unit near Homer are yielding resource royalties. I have committed a portion of my interest in those royalties to the Homer Foundation so that they may continue their good work with local youth through the Jessica Stevens Memorial Fund.
I encourage any other individual, group, or corporate entity benefiting from area resource exploitation to give back to the community through donations to the Homer Foundation.