Director of Major and Planned Giving
As Director of Major and Planned Giving, Kris Rognes is devoted to securing and stewarding major and planned gifts for Alaska Public Media. Kris previously worked at KAKM Channel 7 and left her position as Development Director in 1982 to raise a family. She rejoined the work force part time with the American Lung Association of Alaska and Southcentral Counseling Center. She returned to Alaska Public Media in 2004 as Special Events Manager, Membership Manager and now serves in her current position as Director of Major and Planned Giving.
Kris is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Anchorage East Rotary club.
Kris earned a bachelor’s degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. A native Minnesotan, Kris has lived in Anchorage since 1978 with her husband Jeff. They have two adult children. When she’s not working, she enjoys travel, the performing arts, reading, cross country skiing, hiking, and fishing.
krognes (at) alaskapublic (dot) org