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Daring to dream

Rasmuson Foundation Vice Chair Cathryn Rasmuson delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) Graduation and Transition Ceremony on June 6. The event was held at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in partnership with the University of Washington, MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program and Yuut Elitnaurviat Dental Training Clinic in Bethel, Alaska. “Each of you are heroes. You’ve dared to dream. You’ve taken action. And you know that you are working as a team.”

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Community funds strengthen Alaska

Years ago-in the 70’s in fact-a man named Al Heckman, someone I came to know and admire greatly, came to Alaska on a mission. He traveled from Minnesota to spread the word about community foundations. No one he met here was particularly interested.

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