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President’s Report August 2015

Board and staff at Rasmuson Foundation have been getting out and about this summer. Read about some of our activities and visits in this week's blog by President Diane Kaplan.

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

Reaching out to the Interior

Rasmuson Foundation staff was on the road in the Interior last week, attending two events with the intent of encouraging more applications from Alaska’s rural communities. This work is a continuation of a long-term outreach plan to raise awareness of the philanthropic opportunity within Alaska.

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