Author: kathyvirtual

Fat-Shaming Is Not Okay

Fat-Shaming Is Not Okay

We have survived the first of the Presidential debates. With all of the pre- and post-game analysis on social media or via news outlets, one quote has been conspicuously absent from the dialogue. Throughout the entire hour of jibs and jabs, a single quote stood out to me as a giant […]

Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

Rasmuson Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute. The […]

Rasmuson Foundation Announces 2014 Sabbatical Deadline

Rasmuson Foundation Announces 2014 Sabbatical Deadline

Alaska-based nonprofit and tribal executives interested in Rasmuson Foundation’s Sabbatical Program have until October 1 to apply. Now entering its 11th year, the program offers sabbaticals of two to six months. When nonprofit leaders engage in well-planned sabbaticals, research shows, organizations benefit. An extended leave can lead to new perspectives […]

Nominations Sought for Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist

Nominations Sought for Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist

Anchorage, AK –  Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000. “The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to recognize the talents and contributions of extraordinary Alaska artists,” said Jayson Smart, program officer for Rasmuson […]

Rasmuson Foundation Announces Sabbaticals

Rasmuson Foundation Announces Sabbaticals

  Anchorage –  Seven Alaska nonprofit leaders have been selected for the 2014 Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Program. The recipients come from five communities across the state and include professionals in arts, community development, health and social services. They are: Kristin Carpenter, Copper River Watershed Project, Cordova Nancy DeCherney, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau […]

Artists Invited to Apply For Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards Starting Jan. 1

Artists Invited to Apply For Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards Starting Jan. 1

  Anchorage –  Applications for Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards grants program will be accepted starting January 1, 2014. These grant awards go directly to artists to support the development of new work or for activities that advance creative development. Individual Artist Awards provide support Alaska artists in ten artistic disciplines at […]

Rasmuson Foundation Announces $9.7 Million in Awards and Projects

Rasmuson Foundation Announces $9.7 Million in Awards and Projects

Anchorage –  Rasmuson Foundation’s board of directors met last week and made $9.7 million in awards to support nonprofit activities and continue Foundation initiatives aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector and Alaska communities. The projects receiving funding were (organized by region):    Anchorage Affinityfilms, Inc., will advance the production and editing […]

Alaskans Named to Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program

Alaskans Named to Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program

Four artists will spend eight-week residencies in the Lower 48 as the first Alaskans to participate in the new Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program. They are:  • Artist and educator Jimmy Riordan will serve his residency at Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio. • Playwright, poet and director Arlitia Jones will serve her residency at Djerassi Resident Artists […]

Rasmuson Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Rasmuson Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Anchorage –  Rasmuson Foundation announces the addition of three new staff members and welcomes a new intern. Emily Bass has returned to Rasmuson Foundation as a program assistant. Bass interned with the Foundation in 2011 – 2012 and now joins the staff to focus on Recover Alaska, a statewide collaboration to reduce the […]

New Fund Helps Museums Manage Their Collections

Haines –  Museums challenged to manage their collections have a new source of assistance, with the launch today of the Collections Management Fund. The new fund was created by Rasmuson Foundation and will be managed by Museums Alaska, a statewide association. This year, $100,000 in grants will be available to museums and […]

Deadline for nonprofit sabbatical program announced

Deadline for nonprofit sabbatical program announced

Oct. 1, 2013, is the deadline for applications to Rasmuson Foundation’s Sabbatical Program. Now entering its 10th year, the program offers an opportunity for nonprofit and tribal executives to take sabbaticals of two to six months.   Research shows that when nonprofit leaders engage in well-planned sabbaticals, the results can transcend […]

EagleMed Expands to Alaska; Now Flying LifeFlight Air Ambulance Serving Patients Statewide, Including in Seward

Wichita, Kan., July 23, 2013 – EagleMed LLC will manage the aviation assets of Alaska Regional Hospital’s LifeFlight air ambulance program, extending the Wichita-based company’s North American reach to its furthest point west. EagleMed is a leader in the air medical industry. LifeFlight is Alaska Regional Hospital’s specialized fixed-wing medevac service […]

Alaskans Pledge $2.4 Million Through Pick. Click. Give. in 2013

Alaskans Pledge $2.4 Million Through Pick. Click. Give. in 2013

  Alaskans once again set new records in sharing their Permanent Fund Dividends (PFDs) with nonprofit causes across the state.  According to data provided by the Alaska Department of Revenue Permanent Fund Dividend Division, 26,093 Alaskans pledged $2,445,450 to Alaska nonprofit organizations. Total contributions grew 10 percent over last year with […]