Ted Stevens Foundation Programs

The Foundation will recognize, honor and perpetuate Senator Stevens’ lifetime commitment to Alaska
through programs and activities relating to:

Ted Stevens Day

Ted Stevens Day

Senator Stevens believed the key to a healthy state was by through healthy families and healthy communities. He secured funding for a number of initiatives statewide, including obesity prevention and physical education for students through the Carol White Physical Education Program. In 2011, the Alaska State Legislature dedicated the fourth Saturday in July as Ted Stevens Day as a tribute to the Senator’s many contributions to our state. The Foundation, in keeping with the Senator’s mantra to “Get Out and Play,” organizes statewide events on Ted Stevens Day to provide opportunities for Alaskans to enjoy the outdoors in honor of Senator Stevens.

Preservation of Records

Ted Stevens Papers Project

The Ted Stevens Papers Collection documents the career of Theodore Fulton (Ted) Stevens (1923-2010), Senator from the State of Alaska from 1968-2009, the longest-serving Republican member of the United States Congress. Stevens was a leading force in the creation of legislation concerning Alaska’s economic, social and cultural development.

Through his over 40 years of serving the people of Alaska in the United States Senate, Senator Stevens amassed a collection of over 4700 boxes of official materials. This collection includes not only the seminal pieces of legislation which document the transition of Alaska from a territory to a young state, but the Senator’s efforts in successfully navigating the legislative process.

Public Service

Public Service

The hallmark of Ted Stevens’ career was his dedication to public service. The Foundation will engage in active programs to encourage public service at all levels and train the next generation of public service leaders.

Community

Community

The Foundation is an active, ongoing legacy dedicated to working with communities throughout Alaska through outreach, education, and public service.

Partnerships for Alaska’s Future

Partnerships for Alaska’s Future

Senator Stevens was fueled by a belief in the limitless possibilities of Alaska and its people. He understood the unique challenges facing our state, and by developing diverse partnerships with Alaskans, was able to identify and implement lasting solutions. The Foundation will continue this spirit of cooperation by fostering partnerships with local organizations to find innovative and creative solutions to the issues facing Alaska.