Camp Fire USA Alaska Council

Grantee Updates

How I spent my sabbatical

With the October 1 deadline for applications to the Foundation's Sabbatical Program just around the corner, we asked 2014 sabbatical recipient Barbara Dubovich to tell us how she spent her time away. Read her blog and be inspired to nominate someone today.


Foundation announces $8.1 million in grants

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

Anchorage –  (Note: total amount granted was corrected from the previous version) Rasmuson Foundation’s Board of Directors met last week and made $8.1 million in awards to support nonprofit programs and activities around Alaska.

Grantee Updates

Key ingredients for a successful event

On a gorgeous, sunny day that organizers couldn’t have arranged any better, Camp Fire and about 100 of its closest friends gathered to celebrate the culmination of a five year effort. To the casual observer the day was seamless and perfect, which, of course, is exactly the way you want your donors to feel walking away from an event. But each well-thought-out detail and smooth transition was the result of somebody’s hard work. Here are some key ingredients that make such events a success:

Current Events

Pulling in the same direction

July 1 marked the beginning of the new fiscal year for the State of Alaska, which means the rubber just hit the road for a process that began in December 2011 with the introduction of the Governor’s operating, capital, and mental health budget proposals, continued through the legislative session this spring as lawmakers made their mark on the bills, and culminated in mid-May with the bills’ signing.

Grantee Updates

Three weeks away

When I was about 8 and my brothers were 10 and 11, my New York single school teacher Mom got to send us all away to sleep-away camp for three weeks. I’m sure this ‘time off’ for her was a lifesaver.

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