- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - About 30 nonprofits are receiving a share of the leftover funds from this year’s inaugural balls.

The Alaska Inaugural Ball Committee announced Monday that about $90,000, left over after expenses, was contributed to the First Lady’s Charitable Contributions Fund for distribution. First lady Donna Walker worked with local inaugural ball committees in deciding where to contribute the funds.

Walker, in a release, said while there was a focus on groups working with children and victims of domestic violence, a range of programs also received funding.

Donors contributed nearly $284,000 for the balls, held earlier this year in eight communities.

The balls followed last fall’s election of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov Byron Mallott.

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