For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage – A statement from Rasmuson Foundation President Diane Kaplan on the death of Jim Crockett, whose memorial service was held today in Anchorage.

“Last week Rasmuson Foundation lost a friend and Anchorage’s poor lost a champion when Jim Crockett, who served as the executive director at Bean’s Cafe for over a decade, passed away unexpectedly.

“Jim was a compassionate man, a kind soul. He was the type of leader that Rasmuson Foundation has always admired: strong, focused, effective, passionate, and thrifty. He ran a great organization, using his talents in management and accounting to keep the organization sustainable and responsive.

“Many of the Rasmuson board and staff got to know him during our monthly visits to serve lunch. I will miss him, and all of us here at Rasmuson Foundation will miss him. I extend condolences to Jim’s loved ones and family, and to the extended family he chose to serve each and every day.”