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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.

Press Releases

Foundation announces $7.6 million in grants and initiatives

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

Anchorage – At its July 1 board meeting in Skagway, Rasmuson Foundation directors made financial investments to remember the Foundation’s past and to spur action for the state’s future.

A totem pole to celebrate the Rasmuson Foundation’s connection to Yakutat earned a $57,000 award for the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe.


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.

Current Events

Just a Monday

Just like every Monday, lunch was ready and the food looked great. Except on this day, after eight years of serving lunch on Mondays, something struck a chord for Sandra Miller, Rasmuson Foundation's executive assistant and board liaison. Learn more in today's post.

Current Events

Crockett was a friend to many

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.

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