For Immediate Release
Contact: Aleesha Towns-Bain, 907-334-0509
Anchorage, AK– Alexandra McKay will join Rasmuson Foundation as Vice President of Programs, where she will oversee the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and initiatives.
McKay brings more than two decades of experience in nonprofit and public sector leadership to the Foundation, including 15 years working in senior roles for major family foundations. She has served in several positions for Casey Family Programs, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel, and as Deputy Director for Schultz Family Foundation. She also worked as an attorney in the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. She has a wealth of expertise in a range of areas important to the Foundation, including nonprofit governance and operations and strategic planning. Her interests include social justice, child welfare and the arts.
McKay grew up in Anchorage and has stayed an active advocate for Alaska. Most recently, she supported the development of the Community of Hope Project, a pilot effort of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and community partners to provide timely and culturally appropriate intervention and treatment to children within the foster care system.
“I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to come back home to work with the incredible Rasmuson Foundation to support the independent spirit, culture, and possibilities in Alaska. Though I have lived elsewhere, my heart never left,” said McKay.
McKay received a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University, a Master of Law degree from University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Pennsylvania. She will be joined by her husband, Christian Morgan, an attorney and certified wilderness EMT, and her 11-year-old son, Dashiell, who are both excited to explore the Alaskan outdoors. McKay will begin her duties on February 8, 2017.
About Rasmuson Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband E.A. Rasmuson. The Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans.