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By Liam Demko
Pilot writer 

Petersburg Community Foundation awards $28,000 to local organizations

Jeanette Ness receives 2023's Volunteer of the Year award


Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Glo Wollen (left) and Karin McCullough (right) embrance Jeanette Ness as she is named the 2023 Volunteer of the Year.

The Petersburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, presented eight grants last Saturday supporting community nonprofits.

Hosted by Sue Paulsen, the event brought together volunteers, community members, and representatives from local organizations to award over $28,000 in grants.

Before the grants were announced, Jeanette Ness was named as this year's recipient of the foundation's Volunteer of the Year award.

Glo Wollen, who presented the award, said, "When asked how [Ness] maintains her lifelong commitment to the work of nonprofits, she said 'If you want chan...

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