About the MTA Foundation

Propelling our community forward through investing in the education of our members.

Mission

The MTA Foundation serves to promote technology awareness, economic development and enhance entrepreneurship through education and other activities in the MTA member service area.

 

 

Who is the MTA Foundation?

Each year, the MTA Foundation invests in its community through donations and major grants. The goal is to encourage economic development, technological diversity, and growth throughout the entire community. Organizations that work to further the mission of the MTA Foundation have an opportunity to apply. Because we love the community we live in, we also invest in general community support. Together, we can grow Alaska!

 

 

How is the MTA Foundation Funded?

MTA Gaming’s Annual Tournament:

MTA Gaming’s annual tournament is not only Alaska’s largest esports event, it is also one of the largest sources of funding for the MTA Foundation. 100% of the event’s sponsorship donations go towards the MTA Foundation. Over the last two years alone, this event has raised nearly $60,000 towards helping us fulfill our mission. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more.

 

MTA Employee Donations, Member Capital Credit Donations and General Donations:

If you would like to make a General Donation, please provide your contact information here.

Click here to learn more about member capital credit donations.

 

Escheated and Unlocatable Capital Credits:

When MTA is unable to locate a former member to distribute capital credits, the State of Alaska allows those funds to go towards the MTA Foundation where they are invested into our communities through our annual scholarship program, donations and grants.

Our Board

Roxie Mayberry

Vice President, MTA Foundation Board

Roxie Mayberry serves as a Director on the National NTCA Rural Broadband Association Board representing the Northwest Region. At the NTCA Rural Telecom Industry Meeting Expo earlier this year, Vice President Mayberry was a guest panelist in several sessions and was a featured panelist in the general session discussing the Future of Telecom...

Dr. Alex Hills

MTA Foundation Board Director

Dr. Alex Hills is Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and Affiliate Distinguished Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He led the team at Carnegie Mellon that built the world’s first WiFi network after working in over a hundred small communities to build rural Alaska’s first telecommunications systems. He later served as Alaska’s...

Michael C. Burke

Secretary/Treasurer, MTA Foundation Board

Michael Burke, CEO of MTA has over 34 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industry. Michael was named CEO of MTA in 2015. Under his leadership, the company has increased revenues, acquired AlasConnect, an IT Cybersecurity company with offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks, and has grown the employee base at MTA. Michael played a key role in conv...