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INSIGHT Interview with President Diane Kaplan

Rasmuson Foundation has grown since it started more than 60 years ago, but the core values remain the same. President and CEO Diane Kaplan recently appeared on INSIGHT with Mark Oppenheim to talk about the Foundation’s top priorities and how investments are evaluated to maximize the best interest of Alaska’s communities.


Alaskans Concerned About Budget, Want Legislative Action

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520 or 907-223-9908

83% less likely to support a legislator who “takes no action”

Juneau, AK – Public concern about the state’s fiscal crisis is increasing dramatically and Alaskans want state leaders address the budget shortfall with a combination of cuts and new revenue, according to a new survey released today by Rasmuson Foundation’s Plan4Alaska education campaign.

Current Events

We need a plan

As lawmakers head to Juneau this winter they will be faced with finding solutions to fill a $3.5 billion budget gap. The decisions they make will effect every Alaskans and determine what kind of Alaska future generations will inherit. Learn about Rasmuson Foundation's educational campaign Plan4Alaska in this week's post.

Initiative News

Time is now to address alcohol impacts

Lifelong Fairbanksan and Rasmuson Board member Jeff Cook cares a lot about the health of his community. That's why he lauds “Paths to Recovery: Solving Alaska’s alcohol problem,” a series of articles produced through the partnership of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Recover Alaska. Read his post.

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.

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