in the community
United Way of Anchorage
For more than 50 years, United Way has been a major force for change in our community. It was twenty years ago that PRA conducted its first United Way campaign. Since then, our commitment and support for the work they do has grown. We believe that supporting United Way is a very powerful way to advance the common good right here in Alaska.
PRA employees have always been very involved in the community as volunteers and contributors, and our combined giving to United Way and other charities has grown steadily over the years. We are proud to be an active participant in the effort to improve the wellbeing of fellow Alaskans who might need a hand from time to time, as well as a focus on the education of our Alaskan youth. While most of us have been fortunate enough to enjoy prosperous and comfortable lives, we have probably all experienced some form of hardship, or have been touched by the experience of others who have faced personal crisis. The truth is that no one is immune to the risks of health problems, financial crisis, or natural disaster. Tom and Chantal Walsh have been co-chairs of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Anchorage and remain very active in Tocqueville and the United Way, volunteering their time and energy to support the goals of the United Way.
American Red Cross
PRA is proud to be a Corporate Partner, at the Good Samaritan level, of the American Red Cross of Alaska; the Red Cross and PRA are working together to build a stronger, safer Alaska. PRA has been a long-time supporter of the Red Cross Annual Real Heroes Breakfast where the American Red Cross of Alaska honors ordinary Alaskans for extraordinary acts of heroism throughout the state; PRA sponsors the Wilderness Rescue Award.
PRA’s relationship with Red Cross of Alaska goes beyond monetary commitment, as PRA Managing Partner Christina Livesey has served on the Board of Directors of Red Cross of Alaska for thirteen years and has Chaired the Board for two years.
Habitat for Humanity
For the past twelve years, PRA has sponsored summer interns to work on the Habitat for Humanity building project. The PRA sponsored intern program has been very valuable to Habitat for Humanity in meeting their goals, and it has been a tremendous experience for the sponsored students, as they gain knowledge in HSE, construction practices, and working with individuals and teams to reach challenging goals. PRA’s sponsorship program has allowed some very talented and dedicated students to receive meaningful summer work experience, has provided a much-needed resource to Habitat for Humanity, and has partially fulfilled PRA’s commitment to giving back to our community. PRA has also developed a relationship with the UAA Construction Management Program and have had several students from that program working as interns.