Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has made a first part donation of $10,500 to Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) announced a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program aims to educate students about politics and public policy and prepare them for careers in public service. Today, much of Alaska’s political sector is being drawn from the ranks of former UAS legislative interns.

“We are incredibly proud to be part of the 35th year of this iconic program,” said Matthew Blattmachr, President and CEO of the Peak Trust Company. “As Alaska’s premier educational experience in legislative politics, this internship will further broaden the horizons of young adults and provide them with the support to become the next generation of leaders in the state.”

The UA State Legislative Internship Program is unique to the UA system. It enrolls around ten students each year from across the state and has an economically and ethnically diverse student body. The program also provides the Legislature with a skilled workforce and brings bright, capable young people into a life of public service. Approximately twenty-six percent of the current Legislative staff, including numerous Legislative Chiefs of Staff, are former UA Legislative interns.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with a company like Peak Trust,” said Professor Glenn D. Wright, Ph.D., statewide program coordinator at the University of Alaska Southeast. “Apart from the Ted Stevens Foundation, the Peak Trust Company is the only other outside corporate sponsor that reinforces and complements our commitment to the program. Peak Trust will now help play an important role in providing the best legislative education experience in Alaska. The Legislative Internship program offers career opportunities that students would otherwise not have. It has been instrumental in the development of many of Alaska’s most exemplary officers.”

Peak Trust also supported the program in 2018. This donation will provide additional scholarships and living expenses for interns in the 2022-2023 academic year and will be matched by the matching opportunity generously offered by the Ted Stevens Foundation. With many students arriving from outside of Juneau and bearing the costs of tuition, travel and lodging during the Alaskan annual legislative session, this support will expand opportunity for those who otherwise could not afford it.

Peak Trust will join the University of Alaska Southeast to welcome Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Interns 2023 and Alaskan lawmakers to the state capital on February 6th.

About Peak Trust Company

In operation for 25 years, Peak Trust Company is the brand of a group of affiliated state and federally recognized trust companies headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. It is aimed at estate planners who are looking for a professional corporate trustee and who need reliable and accessible expertise to help them with their client’s complex trust plans. Peak Trust Company offers the experience and expertise to help clients set up trusts quickly and accurately, backed by easy-to-use trust management. Unlike traditional banks and trust companies, trust is the core business of Peak Trust Company. This enables Peak Trust Company to provide a highly customized delivery process, tailored to customers’ specific needs, as well as an unbundled service structure; Providing everything customers need, but only what they want.

For more information please contact Mariam Hall using the details below.

Mariam Hall Peak Trust Company 907-278-6775 [email protected]

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