Vice President of Programs
Phone: (907) 297-2700
Alexandra McKay joined Rasmuson Foundation in 2017 as the vice president of programs, managing the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and initiatives. Before joining the Foundation, she had a stellar career in law and philanthropy. She has over 25 years of nonprofit, government and private sector experience, including 15 years working in senior roles for major family foundations. Her focus has been on strategic planning, public policy, human services and social justice. She has served on the boards of American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Washington, Town Hall Seattle and Perseverance Theatre, and as a commissioner on the American Bar Association Youth at Risk and the Seattle Ethics and Elections commissions.
Alex was born and raised in Anchorage and graduated from East Anchorage High School. She received a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School, a Master of Law degree in sustainable international development from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
At the Foundation, she has been a strong advocate of funding for groups that historically have been underrepresented. She currently serves on the boards of Philanthropy Northwest, United Way of Anchorage and Outer Coast, a Sitka-based liberal arts institution of higher learning. She is vice president of the United Way of Anchorage board. In 2020, she was named a YWCA of Alaska “Women of Achievement,” a statewide honor that recognizes those who work for the YWCA mission of empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting opportunity for all.
Program Officer, External Affairs
Chief of Staff
Executive Assistant to Vice President
Vice President of External Affairs
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Grant Management Associate
Manager of HR and Risk Management
Manager of the President's Office
President and CEO
Senior Program Officer
External Affairs Associate
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Special Assistant to Vice President of Programs
Director of Programs