For Immediate Release on December 5, 2005
Contact: Jeff Clarke

Two new Board members welcomed

Anchorage - The Rasmuson Foundation recently welcomed new Board Directors Adam Gibbons of Bronxville, NY and Natasha Von Imhof of Anchorage. The Foundation Board is now comprised of twelve directors.

As fourth generation Rasmuson family members, Mr. Gibbons and Ms. Von Imhof commented, "We are particularly honored to have the opportunity to serve alongside our grandmother, Mary Louise Rasmuson, and in the tradition of our grandfather, Elmer Rasmuson, and great-grandmother, Jenny Rasmuson.  We welcome the chance to serve and promote the community of Alaska as they have done before us."

Mr. Gibbons received a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994, and an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College in 1991.  Presently he is an investment professional with Latash, Inc. Previously, Mr. Gibbons was an associate with both JPMorgan’s real estate investment banking group and its mergers and acquisitions group from 1999 to 2002. Prior to JPMorgan, Gibbons was a corporate associate in the New York law firm, Battle Fowler LLP (now Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP), from 1994 to 1999. He resides in Bronxville, NY with his wife and their two children.

Ms. Von Imhof received a B.A. in Anthropology with an emphasis in Biology from Harvard College in 1992.  Presently, she serves as a Financial Analyst and Operations Manager for Latash, Inc. Previously, Ms. Von Imhof worked for the National Bank of Alaska in Juneau, serving both as a Commercial Loan Officer and Branch Manager from 1994 to 1998. Ms. Von Imhof and her husband were active community members in Juneau and served as a Big Couple to an eleven year-old boy. Von Imhof is an active member of Anchorage South Rotary and a member of the Trailside Elementary PTA. She resides in Anchorage with her husband and their two children.

The Rasmuson Foundation was created under a declaration of trust in May of 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband, “E.A.” Rasmuson. Today, the Rasmuson Foundation continues this tradition through programs that support both non-profit organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for people throughout the state. By assisting those who address basic needs, arts and culture, and projects that address special circumstances, the Rasmuson Foundation contributes to healthy, enriched and productive lives for Alaskans of all ages.



-30-