March 29, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 13

2012 PFD filing deadline fast approaches

Qualified Alaskans have less than a week to apply for the 2012 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) before the annual 11:59 p.m. March 31 filing deadline. Filers this week also have an opportunity to be part of something bigger – exceeding the $2 million goal for donations to nonprofits via the PFD Charitable Contributions Program Pick. Click. Give. (PCG)

“Alaskans who have already filed for their dividend can still go back and make donations to Pick. Click. Give. causes across the entire state. It’s as simple as visiting the PFD Division website and clicking on the Add or change Charitable Pledges link to add a gift,” said Jordan Marshall, Initiatives and Special Projects Manager at Rasmuson Foundation. “Tens of thousands of Alaskans are already making a difference in their communities through simple gifts from their dividends.”

With the dividend application deadline looming, organizers announced today that, according to the Permanent Fund Dividend Division, as of Tuesday morning, March 27, a total of $2,038,675 has been pledged by 21,700 Alaskans making 34,801 pledges to hundreds of Pick. Click. Give. nonprofits, community foundations and the University of Alaska campuses. A total of 507,510 PFD applications have been filed thus far in 2012.

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