Fred K. Koken Designates $1M for the Capital Civic Center

The Capital Campaign Committee of the Capital Civic Center is pleased to announce that Fred K. Koken, long-time Juneau resident, has established a $1,000,000 fund at the Juneau Community Foundation to assist with fundraising and construction of the project. (Fred K. Koken Fund) In recognition of this gift, the atrium in the Capital Civic Center…

Lawrence “Larry” Cotter

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Larry Cotter, who served on the Partnership Board for several years. From the Juneau Empire: Lawrence Philip Cotter was born on October 22, 1952 in New Jersey. He died on May 9, 2024 in Juneau, Alaska. Larry passed away peacefully with wife, Sue, and children Emily Ricci…

CLIA supports the Capital Civic Center project.

Several of our supporters have asked about cruise industry support for the Capital Civic Center.  This was triggered by a recent article under the headline “Cruise industry says Marine Passenger Fees being spent illegally”, in the Juneau Empire’s May 12, 2024 issue which left the impression that Cruise Lines International Association opposes funding for the Center. Our…

Karen Crane

On March 20th Karen Crane, age seventy-six, suddenly and peacefully passed away with her husband Dan Fruits by her side. “I was a better person from the first day I met her,” notes Dan. Karen served four-and-half years on the CBJ Assembly and three years on the Board for the Alaska Municipal League wherein she…

February 2024 Campaign update

Bob’s Corner   Welcome to almost spring. Hope everyone was able to gracefully weather our snowy last month. The Partnership has been very busy this winter continuing the work to secure funding for the project. Through the work of the Board and Governmental Affairs Committee, we have or are in the process of submitting several…

Travel Raffle winners!

              One of our most successful raffles ever! Thank you to everyone for their support and encouragement!

Travel Raffle Filled with Adventure

Our 2023 Travel Raffle offers you the chance to win a world of adventures! First prize: Two Roundtrip unrestricted Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere they fly. Must be booked by June 1, 2024. Second Prize: Royal Caribbean International seven night Caribbean for two in an ocean view stateroom; the approximate value of this cruise is $2,000…

June report – Part 1 of an interview with Travel Juneau’s Liz Perry

In our last note we reported that requests for Congressional and State support for the Capital Civic Center had not come through this year, and that The Partnership Board is exploring its options.  Believing that the need for this Center is broad-based and multi-faceted, John Roxburgh, a member of our Communications Committee, asked Liz Perry…

May Project Update

Dear Friends of The Partnership— Hope and hardship seem to have defined a lot of our COVID years. How wonderful it would have been if we could have emerged from our confinement into a new civic center, a gathering place bringing us together and reuniting us as a community. The path for the center has…