Dear Alaska: My new chapter is about to begin

Diane Kaplan reflects on nearly 30 years with Rasmuson Foundation and the multitude of projects and initiatives that have transpired: "I have been blessed to work with the best of the best, people who are improving lives every day in every community of Alaska."


Remembering Gov. Bill Sheffield

We are remembering former Gov. Bill Sheffield today. For his 80th birthday, our CEO wrote a poem, and with partners, we made a movie about him.


25th Grantmakers Tour: We shared Alaska

Our 25th Grantmakers Tour of Alaska introduced philanthropic leaders from across the country to Alaska tribal, nonprofit and government leaders. A taste of bowhead whale, a dip into the Arctic Ocean— this was no ordinary tour.


Reaching out for Alaska Native mentors

When Big Brothers Big Sisters saw they weren’t recruiting enough Alaska Native mentors, they did something. Actually, a lot of things. Learn from guest author President and CEO Jill Richardson how the nonprofit is working with partners on outreach and mentoring.


Meet a hands-on artist from Kasigluk

We recently caught up with 2021 Individual Artist Award recipient "Quki" Golga Oscar, whose art is gaining national recognition. Vogue magazine even featured Oscar's work!


Remembering Sen. Johnny Ellis

Senator Johnny Ellis was a public servant who dedicated his life to bettering the lives of Alaskans – all Alaskans. He was also my friend. I wrote this a few years ago after he retired from the legislature, thanking him for his service. 

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