Items tagged "Press Release"

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Fairbanks youth advocate and coach joins Rasmuson Foundation board

We are pleased to welcome Togi Letuligasenoa to the board of directors of Rasmuson Foundation.

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Foundation announces over $7.5 million in grants

Rasmuson Foundation recently approved 17 grants totaling to over $7.5 million. From nurturing young minds to fostering inclusive recreation and addressing...

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Meet the seven Alaskans receiving 2024 Sabbatical Awards

Seven Alaska nonprofit leaders will get a chance to refresh, reset and renew in 2024 through a Sabbatical Award. They all demonstrated a strong track record of...

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Foundation announces 2023 Individual Artist Awardees

Meet the 2023 Individual Artist Award recipients. The Foundation is marking the 20-year milestone of grants that go directly to artists, makers and culture...

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Through housing, new hope for those experiencing homelessness

Never before in Anchorage have so many units of low-income housing been brought online in a single year.

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A youth center, a food incubator and more: 25 projects receive support

Aspiring entrepreneurs in Anchorage will gain a place to grow food businesses. A Southeast community will gain community gathering space. A youth-led...

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Welcome home, Gretchen

Gretchen Guess, our new President and CEO, just belongs here. And soon, she will be connecting or reconnecting with many of you.

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Foundation’s new CEO coming home to Alaska

Meet our new CEO! She's got a background in public service, extensive experience in health care — and deep roots in Alaska.

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With new awards, Foundation giving will top $500 million

Learn about the Foundation's most recent commitments to Alaska organizations and projects.

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Meet the six Alaskans receiving 2023 Sabbatical Awards

Six Alaska nonprofit leaders will get a chance to refresh, reset and renew in 2023 through a Sabbatical Award. They all demonstrated a strong track record of...

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Rasmuson Foundation welcomes five new staff

Rasmuson Foundation’s newest positions, director of external affairs and director of people and culture, are held by Alaskans who bring vast experience in the...

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Foundation announces 2022 Individual Artist Awardees

One artist will work on her technique sewing sea otter fur. Another will make an interactive virtual reality film to include experiences of temperature and...

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Rasmuson Foundation announces CEO search process

Kittleman & Associates will lead the search for Rasmuson Foundation's new president and CEO. The national firm focuses exclusively on nonprofit CEO searches.

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Board approves Alaska projects totaling $9 million

New housing for those most in need is being developed across Alaska. Learn about Rasmuson Foundation board support for housing in Bethel, Fairbanks, Nome and...

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Setback will stall — not end — efforts to help people go from homeless to housed

A public-private partnership to move people from homeless to housed in Anchorage was showing such promise. Now it has experienced a serious setback.

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And the 2022 Distinguished Artist is …

Rasmuson Foundation has named documentary photographer James H. Barker of Fairbanks the 2022 Distinguished Artist. The award, which includes $40,000, honors a...

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Foundation dedicates $3 million to support statewide broadband efforts

Rasmuson Foundation is interested in assisting efforts that will bring broadband to communities that lack access — or meaningful access — due to prohibitive...

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Humanitarian flights will bring 600 Ukrainians to Alaska

Rasmuson Foundation’s board has approved emergency assistance to help 600 Ukrainians fleeing the war resettle in Alaska. The first chartered flight is this...

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Private dollars help move people experiencing homelessness into stable housing

A clear path forward to increase housing and services for those experiencing homelessness in Anchorage has convinced private funders to contribute millions,...

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Diane Kaplan to leave Rasmuson Foundation in 2023

The CEO and driving force behind Alaska’s largest private grantmaker says she’s ending her 26-year tenure with Rasmuson Foundation in early 2023.

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Alaska doctor joins Foundation board

A doctor with rural Alaska roots has joined the Rasmuson Foundation board of directors.

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Storytelling project: What it means to be Black in Alaska

The Foundation is excited to announce the rollout of Black in Alaska, a multimedia project that shares stories through interviews, photos and short videos. "If...

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Edward B. Rasmuson, son of Alaska, died at age 81

“One of Alaska’s tallest trees has fallen,” said Rasmuson Foundation's Diane Kaplan. Ed Rasmuson was one of Alaska's most generous and influential people....

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Time to apply for 2022 Individual Artist Awards

Applications are now open for 2022 Individual Artist Awards. These awards enrich the lives of artists who receive them — and Alaskans who benefit from the...

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