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Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic

2011 Classic

Doyon Foundation’s 2011 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic raised a total of $58,600 for scholarships, after expenses. The 11th annual classic, held June 16 – 17 at Chena Bend Golf Course in Fairbanks, drew 112 golfers and 50+ sponsors. A big thank you to all of this year’s sponsors; view a list of our sponsors here. Read more about the 2011 event here and mark your calendar for next year’s classic, which will be held Thursday and Friday, June 14 – 15, 2012.

During the classic, an additional $25,000 was also raised for a new competitive scholarship for Doyon Foundation students who are studying health. Read more about the new scholarship on our blog!

About the Classic

The Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic was established in 2000 by Doyon Foundation in honor of the late Morris Thompson, who served as the president/CEO of Doyon, Limited from 1985 until his passing in 2000. The annual event is held each year in mid-June at the Chena Bend Golf Course on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Proceeds from the classic support the Morris Thompson Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund benefitting Alaska Native, higher education students studying business management and leadership. As of 2010, the Foundation has awarded 56 Morris Thompson scholarships totaling $121,400.

For more information on the classic or how to get involved, please contact 888.478.4755 ext. 2048, 907.459.2048 or foundation@doyon.com.

A Look Back

Original Morris Thompson Scholarship Recipients

Amber Kocsis Amber Kocsis
JD and MBA, University of Michigan Law School, 2007
Corporate associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Ada Chapman Ada Chapman
BBA in finance, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1995; MBA, University of Phoenix, 2005
10+ years with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Andrea Durny Andrea Durny
Business degree, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2005
Assets and youth resiliency coordinator, Yukon Koyukuk School District