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President’s Report January 2016

Alaskans don't slow down in the winter months and Rasmuson Foundation is no different. In this week's post, CEO Diane Kaplan serves up a sampling of activities, news and events from our world.


Foundation grants $12 million for museum expansion

January 11, 2016
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-223-9908

Anchorage, Alaska – Rasmuson Foundation announced today that it had made the largest grant in the Foundation’s history – $12 million for a major expansion of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

“Elmer and Mary Louise Rasmuson were instrumental in the creation and growth of the museum,” said Diane Kaplan, president of Rasmuson Foundation. 

Current Events

President’s Report – September 2014

Rasmuson Foundation board and staff get around. The evidence is plentiful in President Diane Kaplan's September report of summer travels and activities. That's the topic of today's blog. It's a glimpse into our world.

Press Releases

Four artists selected for AK residency program

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

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation today announced the selection of four artists who will each spend two months in Alaska as part of the 2014-15 Artist Residency Program.

The goals of the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program are to support the creative growth of Alaska’s artists and arts organizations, expose Alaskans to new work and creative processes of Lower 48 artists, and introduce Lower 48 communities to unique Alaska perspectives through extended engagements with artists.


Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

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

Anchorage, Alaska –  The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute.

Grantee Updates

River of Bears

The magic of McNeil River bears, minus the fear factor. The UAA Planetarium presents an immersive documentary that recreates the visceral experience of the world’s highest concentration of bears. In this post, Communications Associate Sharity Sommer shares a dramatic and safe experience.

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