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Meet Rasmuson Foundation’s new program officer

The newest addition to Rasmuson Foundation’s team brings experience in philanthropy, government and nonprofit work, much of it focused on homelessness and child welfare. The Foundation is pleased to announce that Todd Shenk will begin work Monday, June 18, as a senior program officer, building on a career that began in Alaska.

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Sen. Sullivan and foundations host Alaska women veterans listening session

A listening session to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing Alaska women veterans is set for Friday, June 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Wilda Marston Theatre in Loussac Library. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, in partnership with The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation, is hosting the session. It will be attended and led by Alaska women veterans.

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Rasmuson’s Agloinga: “I want to strengthen my contribution in the field”

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Demer, Rasmuson communications manager
907-334-0529
ldemer@rasmuson.org

Program Officer Roy Agloinga

 Anchorage, AK — A staff member at Rasmuson Foundation has been picked for an intensive leadership program designed to develop diverse talent in philanthropic organizations.

Roy Agloinga, a Rasmuson program officer since 2015, has been selected to participate in the yearlong Council on Foundations 2018 Career Pathways program.

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Artists invited to apply for grants starting January 15

For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Cox, 907-334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Anchorage, Alaska – On January 15, Rasmuson Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Individual Artist Awards Project Award and Fellowship grants.

Project Awards and Fellowships are grants of $7,500 and $18,000, respectively, that can be used to purchase needed equipment, explore techniques and undertake activities that aid in an artists’ development. 

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Rasmuson Foundation Awards $6.6 Million

For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Cox, 907-334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation Directors approved awards for 14 organizations totaling more than $6.6 million at their November 28 board meeting. The grants will go to agencies across the state and will benefit a number of different programs.

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Distinguished Artist Nominations to Open October 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Angela Cox
(907) 334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Anchorage, AK – Starting October 1, Rasmuson Foundation will begin accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award. The deadline for nominating artists for this grant award is December 15.

The Distinguished Artist Award is part of Rasmuson Foundation’s Individual Artist Awards program.

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Oral Health Outcomes for Alaska Native Communities Served by Dental Therapists Better Than for Those Without, Study Finds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Angela Cox
(907) 334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Where Dental Therapists Practiced, Alaska Native Children and Families Had Fewer Instances of Invasive Procedures and More Preventive Care Visits

Bethel, Alaska – Children had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care in Alaska Native communities served frequently by Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) than residents in communities not receiving any DHAT services, according to a new study released by the University of Washington.

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Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building & Leadership Development in the Non-Profit Sector

January 2010

Executive director sabbaticals can strengthen nonprofit organizations, according to a new report jointly released today by the Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program; the Barr Foundation; the Durfee Foundation; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust; and Rasmuson Foundation.